Burns Day Blast on the Tideway

Quintin Head 25th January 2020


After a successful training camp and with the academic term well underway the squad are ready to race against some of the best crews in the country! Quintin Head is one of the biggest events held along the Tideway and marks the start of the winter racing season.

Recent rain has meant many races around the country have been cancelled, so many clubs are looking forward to blowing the January cobwebs away in this race which takes place along a section of the Championship Course.  The first crews will start racing at 12:15 from Hammersmith Bridge and cross the line some way past Chiswick Bridge at Chiswick Staithe.


Chief Coach Robert Weber says,


“We’re looking forward to this first race of the term as we head into the final weeks of Boat Race preparation. It’s a chance to race over a good portion of the Championship 

Course and test our race plan. Our goals are to stay internal, execute specific elements of our race plan, focus on technical fundamentals we’ve been working on, and take away lessons we can apply to the next stretch of training as we build toward being the best we can be on Boat Race day.”


The crews racing contain representatives from 15 different colleges. To find out more details about our squad go to our 2020 Squad Page.



Women’s Eight

Race No 60Lightweight


Race No 132
Rebecca Dell (bow)Christ’s CollegeVictoria Walker (bow)


Gonville & Caius
Gemma KingSt John’sLaura Stewart


Catherine KingGonville & CaiusFreya Sutcliffe


Adriana Perez RotondoNewnham Catherine Walker


Gonville & Caius
Sarah PortsmouthNewnham Regan Hamel


St Edmund’s
Laura FosterQueens’ Morgan MorrisonHomerton
Jo MatthewsSt John’sYfke van der HeijdenGirton
Eva SimkensClareMiranda ClementsHughes Hall
Angela Harper (cox)ChurchillEmily Insanally (cox)Fitzwilliam 








Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club and Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club are high performance student rowing clubs working together to support the sporting and academic ambitions of the team.  The squad of young women and men train together within a supportive and challenging environment overseen by Chief Coach Robert Weber. The dynamic and positive team culture has been built by the many women and men who have represented CUWBC and CULRC over the previous 90 years.


75th Women’s and 45th Lightweight Men’s Boat Races in 2020