Cambridge has a tradition of excellence and this is reflected in the impressive list of wins that CUWBC has across all three Varsity matches: Blue Boat, Blondie v Osiris and the Lightweight crew.
CUWBC’s base is Goldie Boathouse (“Goldie”) where all ergo training, weights sessions and tank work is carried out. Our coaching and administrative team have office space here with Club meetings held in the impressive Captain’s Room. Located 10 mins walk from the centre of Cambridge it is easily accessible from any college in Cambridge.
The CUWBC squad is made up of athletes who will trial for the Open-weight crews (Blue Boat and Blondie) and the Lightweight Eight. We are proud to say that our Openweight and Lightweight athletes train together all year and we support every individual in the team.
Out of term training
The Boat Races season starts in early September before the University term.
Ahead of the start of term we train on and off the water during the day and in the evening out at Ely, a 30min bus ride from the centre of Cambridge. Our coaching team is mindful of the academic commitments of our undergraduate and demands.
Term time training
Cambridge academic terms are short – only 8 weeks long! We know that you will be busy so the training schedule fits around this. The squad take the 5:55am train from Cambridge to Ely and return in time to make the 9am lectures. Land training takes place at Goldie after lectures have finished. On the weekends minibuses take the squad to Ely.
CUWBC go to Banyoles for the New Year Training Camp – a venue providing the very best training environment. The Squad is based just two minutes from the beautiful lake, and one on one consultations with the Coaching and Support Staff mean that the 10 days spent in Spain give everyone the training boost they need.