Elected in May 2021, CUBC’s Presidents work in close partnership with each other in the new Cambridge University Boat Club.

Bronya Sykes

Women’s President

I am going into my third undergraduate year studying Natural Sciences. I come from Manchester, and I learnt to row as a junior at Trafford Rowing Club on the Bridgewater Canal. I am a level 2 qualified coach and enjoyed working as a rowing coach before coming to Cambridge. This is my third campaign with Cambridge and I am very honoured to have been elected as Openweight Women’s President for the 2021/2022 season. It’s been amazing to be part of CUBC and I’m looking forward to another round with this supportive, dedicated and welcoming team. The squad did incredibly to train so well through the previous year, but we are now very happy to be back training together under one roof again. I am excited about what everyone will be able to achieve over the next year, and am keen to continue to build a powerful team and friendly community.

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Charlie Marcus

Men’s President

I am going into my 4th year studying engineering at Trinity College. It is also my 4th year with CUBC having coxed Goldie in 2019 and the 2020 and 2021 Men’s Blue Boats. It is an absolute honour and a privilege to be this season’s President and to lead the team this year on our boat race campaign. This year will be my last with CUBC and to end my time here with being President is very special. We have a very strong team this year. It is filled with returning talent who will be joined by new athletes from junior and college backgrounds alongside some coming straight from senior international competition. I look forward to working with both my squadmates and our excellent coaching team of Rob Baker and Bill Lucas to build the fastest crews possible and take on both Oxford, and many of the fastest programs both nationally and internationally. I am also excited to be working alongside Bronya, Casey and Matt to build on CUBC’s achievements.

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Matt Edge

Lightweight Men’s President

Now in my fourth year of my undergraduate in Natural Sciences, I am trialling for my third time with the lightweight men, having rowed in the 2 seat in 2020 and stroking the crew in 2021. I learnt to row at Durham Amateur Rowing Club as a junior under the late great Bill Parker before heading to Cambridge and rowing with St Catharine’s College Boat Club for a year. The CUBC has made such a huge difference to my time at Cambridge and I am deeply honoured to be leading the squad this year. As the only team to lose our race this year, we’re hungrier than ever to get stuck into the season and bring the fight to Oxford.

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Casey Shepherd

Lightweight Women’s President

I learned to row at Jesus College in 2017 when I came to Cambridge to do my Masters’. Staying to do a PhD, I continued to row at Jesus for another two years before joining CUBC in 2020. Having rowed in the victorious Lightweight Blue Boat last year, I am so excited to come back for a second season with CUBC as the Lightweight Women’s President. The last couple of years have really shown the depth and grit of the CUBC lightweight squad and I am hoping to building on our strengths for another successful season. The supportive team environment is why we look forward to coming to training every day and is essential to our success so I am pleased to welcome our new triallists from both the colleges and other clubs outside of Cambridge, and am looking forward to seeing just how fast this squad can go.

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