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City of Cambridge Rowing Club

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City of Cambridge RC
Founded 1863, 1932
Affiliations Cambridgeshire Rowing Association, British Rowing
Cambridge Spring Head to Head, Cambridge City Sprints, Cambridge Winter Head to Head, Cambridge Christmas Head


Recent successes and developments

Head of the River Race 2012:

  • 208th place, City of Cambridge I, 00:20:01.81
  • 228th place, City of Cambridge II, 00:20:08.13

Women's Eights Head of the River Race 2012:

Nottingham City Regatta Finals 2012:

  • 3rd place, W.IM2.1x

Wallingford Regatta Finals 2012:

  • 5th place, W.IM1.2x

Marlow Regatta Saturday Finals 2012:

  • 5th place, Elite Lwt 1x

City of Cambridge Rowing Club celebrates its 150 year anniversary in 2013. If you would like to get involved please see our webpage [1].

Recent successes:

City rowed to victory in the WIM2x category of the Pairs Head in 2011. In 2010 our women also won the Lester Trophy (Intermediate 4+) at Henley. The men's 1st 8 qualified for Henley Royal Regatta in 2011 and will attempt to do so again this year.

In 2011 our Masters A men's 8 won the A/B category at Henley Masters Regatta. This year City was also represented at the British Masters, Ulrike and Sylvia coming away with gold in the women's im3 doubles.

At the time of writing our women's top 3 boats sit 1st, 3rd and 5th in the Town Bumps, our men's top 3 are 3rd, 8th and 16th. In total the club entered 9 women's and 12 men's Bumps Race crews in 2011.

Our novice crews have already won several local head races in 2012, and will look to lose their novice statuses in the upcoming regatta season.


See our website [2] for more information


City of Cambridge Rowing Club welcomes rowers of all abilities. We run a very popular beginners course and thriving novice & juniors' squads. Our men's and women's senior squads are among the strongest of the town clubs on the Cam.


See our web pages for more information


We have Novice & Senior men's and women's squads along with a very active and successful juniors' squad.

We also cater for Master's rowing. Our men's mas A crew won Mas A/B 8's at Henley Masters in 2011.

City has a strong sculling contingent made up of some who do sculling only, and some who scull and also row sweep oar.

The club endeavours to cater for any age, ability or level of commitment.

Training schedule intensity

This will depend on the squad you aim to row in.

Our novice crews tend to row 3/4 times a week and, depending on the crew, may also train off the water using ergs/weights.

If you are hoping to compete for a place in either the men's or women's 1st/2nd crews then you are likely to be training on the water at least 4 times a week, plus land training sessions which may be part of a structured training programme. We encourage all of our rowers to also practice in small boats.

We also have crews who train less regularly, for those who may have time constraints due to work, family, travel etc. We always try to cater for any level of commitment.

Coaching and support

We run a structured, coached course for complete beginners.

Home stretch of water

The River Cam


Our boathouse has men's and women's changing rooms with showers. There is also a bar which stocks alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.


We have a full range of sweep oar and sculling boats.


City has a very active social scene, our crews regularly socialise together both at the club house and at other venues. We often hold parties in our bar and/or light up the barbecue when the sun starts shining.


Our current committee listing can be found on our website [3].


City of Cambridge is the oldest town rowing club on the Cam. Early records show the existence of the 'Cambridge Boat Racing Club' in 1844, the largest contingent of which went on to become the 'Cambridge Town Rowing Club' in 1863. The Town club was formed by John Harvey in the working men's club that used to be located on Market Hill; this formed the core of what became CCRC in 1932. The club's colours are dark blue, Claret and Old Gold.

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