Cambridge University Boat Club
|Location||Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Home water||River Cam and River Great Ouse|
The Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC) is the rowing club of the University of Cambridge, England. The club was founded in 1828 and has been located at the Goldie Boathouse on the River Cam, Cambridge since 1882. Nowadays, training primarily takes place on the River Great Ouse at Ely.
The prime constitutional aim of CUBC is to beat Oxford University Boat Club, Oxford University Women's Boat Club, Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club and Oxford University Women's Lightweight Rowing Club in the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Lightweight Boat Races. CUBC's openweight men's squad currently lead OUBC in the series by 84 races to 80, with 1 dead heat in The Boat Race 1877, while the openweight women's squad lead OUWBC by 44 races to 30. The lightweight men's squad lead OULRC by 28 races to 18, and the lightweight women's squad lead OUWLRC by 20 races to 17.
The inaugural meeting of Cambridge University Boat Club took place at Gonville and Caius College on 9 December 1828. Following this meeting, it was agreed that a challenge be sent to the University of Oxford to organise a race between representatives of the two universities. A letter was sent to Oxford in which they were challenged "to row a match at or near London, each in an eight-oared boat during the ensuing Easter vacation". Consequently, the first Boat Race took place at Henley-on-Thames in June 1829.
CUBC was one of five clubs which retained the right until 2012 to appoint representatives to the Council of British Rowing. The others were Leander Club, London Rowing Club, Thames Rowing Club and Oxford University Boat Club.
On 1 August 2020, CUBC formally merged with Cambridge University Women's Boat Club and Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club to form a new combined club to compete against Oxford clubs in the annual boat races. This followed a vote in April 2020 by members of all three clubs which was overwhelmingly in favour of the merger.
CUBC has produced numerous Olympic-level rowers in its history. During the Boat Race period both the Blue Boat and Goldie crews boat from King's College School's Boat House on the Putney embankment.
|1989||Men lightweight 8+, Men lightweight 4x (Goldie)|
|1991||Men 4- (Goldie)|
|1992||Men 4- (Goldie)|
|2002||Men lightweight 4x, Men U23 1x|
|2018||Open 4- (Goldie) |
Key = 2, 4, 8 (crew size), x (sculls), - (coxless), + (coxed)
Henley Royal Regatta
|1845||Grand Challenge Cup|
|1851||Stewards' Challenge Cup|
|1855||Grand Challenge Cup|
|1858||Grand Challenge Cup|
|1973||Double Sculls Challenge Cup|
|1984||Silver Goblets & Nickalls' Challenge Cup|
|1991||Visitors' Challenge Cup (Goldie)|
|1992||Silver Goblets & Nickalls' Challenge Cup, Britannia Challenge Cup (Goldie)|
|1995||Stewards' Challenge Cup|
|1996||Ladies' Challenge Plate (Goldie)|
|1997||Temple Challenge Cup (Goldie)|
|1999||Ladies' Challenge Plate, Temple Challenge Cup|
|2000||Britannia Challenge Cup|
|2003||Britannia Challenge Cup (Goldie)|
|2005||Ladies' Challenge Plate|
|2008||Stewards' Challenge Cup|
|2019||Visitors' Challenge Cup|
Stanley Muttlebury coaching CUBC from a steamer, 1892
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