Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs is the umbrella organisation for student rowing at the University of Cambridge, consisting of the University and College Boat Clubs.

As well as organising the Lent and May Bumps, CUCBC also regulates student clubs' use of the River Cam.


Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: First VIIIs may boat from 11:00am on both days. All other crews may boat from 11:15am on both days.

Early Morning Restrictions: First VIIIs may boat from lighting down. All other senior crews may boat from 15 minutes after lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am.

Evening Hours will be in effect during 17:30-20:00 on weekdays during Easter Full Term for first boat training only. Please see the Evening Rowing page for more information.

Details of forthcoming closures of the river to CUCBC crews are shown below. All are for the river downstream of Chesterton Corner / Green Dragon Footbridge unless stated otherwise. Where an event allows row throughs for Senior Crews, these are defined as crews which may row below Baitsbite lock (i.e first boats and crews in the first two divisions of May Bumps).

Date Time Event/Note
Sat 4th February 09:00 - 16:00 Newnham Head
Sun 12th February 11:00 - 13:00 Canoe Race - full river closure
Sat 18th February 08:00 - 17:30 Pembroke Regatta
Sun 19th February 08:45 - 15:30 CRA Winter League II
Fri 3rd March TBC Lent Bumps Getting-On Race
Tue 7th - Thurs 9th March 13:30 - 17:30 Lent Bumps
Fri 10th March 12:50 - 17:30 Lent Bumps
Sat 11th March 13:10 - 17:30 Lent Bumps
Tue 14th March 13:30 - 17:30 Second Trinity Challenge Sculls
The Talbott Cup
Sun 12th March 08:45 - 15:30 CRA Winter League III
Sat 18th March 10:30 - 14:45 Champs Junior Scullers Head
Sat 22nd April 09:00 - 14:00 Head of the Cam

(Updated 2nd Feb 2023)

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

University IVs 2022

The University IVs 2022 took place from Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th November.

May Bumps 2022

The May Bumps 2022 took place from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th June. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions was held on Friday 10th June.

May Bumps 2022 - Final Results Men Women

Lent Bumps 2022

The Lent Bumps 2022 took place from Monday 1st to Saturday 5th March. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions took place on Friday 25th February.

Lent Bumps 2022 - Final Results Men Women

University IVs 2021

The University IVs 2021 took place during the week commencing 1st November.

The results are available here.

'Smaller Boats' Regatta June 2021

In place of the cancelled University Fours and Small Boats' Regattas, in the Easter Term of 2021 there was a combined regatta for 4s and small boats, which ran from Monday 7th to Friday 11th June. Race results are now available here.

Instead of the usual 'chasing' format, races were run side-by-side over the Pembroke Regatta course, roughly 1100m from the bottom of the long reach to Peter's Posts. Novice 1x races were run over their usual 500m course.

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