Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC)

Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC)

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Cambridge challenged Oxford to the first race in 1829. The Boat Races are one of the biggest free sports events and over the years have captured worldwide interest.

CUBC welcomes every Cambridge student who is interested in trialing, no matter their rowing background. The club runs men’s and women’s squads and puts out openweight and lightweight crews to race Oxford in the Boat Races. In recent years some of our most competitive athletes started rowing whilst at Cambridge. This is possible because of the top-level facilities, coaching and, most importantly, a competitive and supportive environment that pushes every athlete to reach their highest potential.

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The New Cambridge University Boat Club – the best of the old, with the promise of the new.

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Unrestricted Fund

Gifts to this fund will support the operational day to day running of CUBC until a sufficient amount of income is delivered from the endowment fund.

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Ely Boathouse Fund

Gifts to this fund will support the continuation of existing recurring gifts that go towards the fulfilment of the outstanding loan on the Ely boathouse.

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Endowment Fund

Gifts to this fund will help build an endowment with the aim of delivering a sufficient return to sustain the operational running of CUBC and a high-performance rowing programme. 

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For more information on ways to support CUBC, please contact Derek Wilson or Nick Bliss:

Derek Wilson

Senior Associate Director — Sports, Clubs and Societies

derek.wilson@admin.cam.ac.uk

+44 (0)1223 330015 or mobile: +44 (0)7710 376604

Nick Bliss

Chair, The CUBC Foundation

FoundationChair@cubc.org.uk

+44 7802 266784

The Family of Liliane Lindsay, CUWBC & M.Phil ‘19 wish to be amongst the very first to honour this unprecedented move by the storied rowing clubs of the University of Cambridge. With both a nod to the past and an eye toward the future, it is with great confidence that we bestow but a small token upon this great One Club endeavour in honour of Gerard U.S. Kuenning, its inaugural Secretary. With special thanks to Coaches Baker, Ryan & Weber for their abiding guidance, insight and foresight.

Dr & Mrs Robert Lindsay

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