The Cambridge University Rowing Women & Lightweight Open Day has reached capacity with junior rowers from across the country expected to come and visit the Club’s facilities this weekend.
The guests will arrive at the Ely Boathouse for a tour of the world class training facility before meeting the 2018/19 Squad as they come in from their training session. They will then head over to Cambridge where they will receive a talk on the University of Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions process and receive a tour of many of the Colleges.
The day will end at the world famous Goldie boathouse where hundreds of Cambridge crews have prepared for the Boat Races.
Gemma and Catherine King who were guests at the 2017 CUWBC Open Day and spoke about what they got from the day. Gemma said:
“Rowing was quite a big factor in my University decisions, so the open day really helped confirm that I wanted to apply for Cambridge, as the facilities and ethos of the club were excellent.”
Gemma and her sister Catherine who were both previously at Lady Eleanor Holles School have now joined the CUWBC as Undergraduate students. Catherine spoke how about how the Open Day has prepared her for coming to Cambridge;
“When I arrived for training in September, I felt immediately welcomed, and seeing some familiar faces meant that I did not feel daunted by the prospect of joining a new group of people. Having previously seen the boathouses and their facilities meant that I already (roughly) knew my way around the buildings without always having to seek help first.”
Although this year’s Open Day is full, CUWBC staff are always available to offer advice and support to individuals considering coming to Cambridge. Please contact the Cambridge University Rowing Administrator James Lee: [email protected].
The list of forthcoming College Open Days can be seen here.