Full Steam Ahead for the 2018 Boat Race Campaign

“The women of Cambridge have returned for the start of the 2018 trialling season! It was wonderful to have so many returners and new trialists show up in Goldie on 2nd September to kick off seven months of hard work, sweat, and laughter! This month is a fantastic opportunity to get in a good block of training before term starts and we’ve been doing just that – cycling to St Ives, circuit training on Holkham beach and clocking up the kilometres on the ergos and on the water.”

As we push forwards, we have the momentum of CUWBC past and present guiding us, always stressing the importance of approaching each day as it is: an opportunity to become our best version of ourselves. Some of us have already begun our clinical rotations, are finishing up a thesis, or are continuing the long-haul project of a PhD. All of us, however, are united under the Light Blue banner and have been getting to know each other and ourselves better every day.

The 2018 CUWBC squad are committed to leaving a legacy that builds off previous years and that is guided by a performance culture of professionalism, respect, and efficiency. Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club and the 2018 Boat Races campaign are charging ahead full steam.

The Junior Committee and the whole squad are looking forward to the season ahead and would love to invite any of our alumni to visit us in Ely for a water session. We want to hear about your experiences trialling and to learn from you in any way possible. Today we are able to row out of a brand new boathouse in Ely and train in Goldie alongside the men; none of this would be possible, however, without the tireless efforts of the women before us who pushed for parity in our sport, and helped make CUWBC the club it is today.

Daphne Martschenko

CUWBC President 2017/18