Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club (“CUWBC”) exists to compete and win against Oxford’s crews each year in the University Boat Races: our club has won forty-one Boat Races (to Oxford’s thirty).
In addition, we have a proud tradition of supporting elite athletes reach the very top of rowing. CUWBC has been represented at every Olympic Games since the introduction of Women’s races to the Olympic Regatta in 1976.
In 2015 the Oxford and Cambridge Women’s Blue Boats participated in the first ever Tideway Women’s Boat Race, over the 6.8km Championship Course in London. The race attracted 4.8million viewers in the UK alone, and 250,000 spectators lined the banks of the Thames.
Aside from the Blue Boat, Cambridge prepares a reserve crew (“Blondie”, who race over the same course on the same day) and a Lightweight VIII (whose Boat Race is run in Henley a few weeks beforehand).
Whilst preparing for the Boat Races, all crews will also race at the British Rowing Championships, the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours, the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race and the British Universities & Colleges’ Sport (BUCS) Regatta.