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 open weight 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.

Visit the Cambridge University Boat Club website.

Cambridge University Boat Club in conversation

Support the Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC)

There are two ways you can support CUBC’s rowing programmes and its crews:

The Living Endowment

Regular gifts to the Living Endowment will support the current rowing programmes for the Heavyweight and Lightweight, Women and Men's crews seeking to win this year’s Boat Races.

Give to the Living Endowment

* Non-UK Donors: For guidance on how to make a gift from outside of the UK, please visit our How to give to Cambridge page.

The CUBC Rowing Charitable Fund

Gifts to this Fund will build a capital-protected endowment fund with the aim of generating an income, which, together with income from the Living Endowment, will help secure the future of high-performance rowing at Cambridge and the Boat Races themselves.

To donate to The CUBC Rowing Charitable Fund, please contact:

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

Derek Wilson

Senior Associate Director — Sports, Clubs and Societies

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

Nick Bliss

Chair, The CUBC Foundation

+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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