Goldie Boathouse

CUBC’s base is Goldie Boathouse where the squad do all ergo training, weights sessions and tank work. The physiotherapy treatment centre, coaches’ offices and administrative offices are also on-site. Located 10 mins walk from the centre of town, it is easily accessible from any college in Cambridge.

The Goldie Boathouse is named after J. H. D. Goldie, who rowed in four Boat Races against Oxford from 1869 to 1872 (winning three). It was built in 1873, with significant extensions and improvements in 2003 and 2013. Today it remains the centrepiece of rowing culture on the River Cam, flanked by college and town club boathouses.

Ely Boathouse

On the water we train on the River Ouse at Ely. We get there by Club minibus or train from Cambridge.

The Ely boathouse was built to fulfil the training needs of all the men and women of Cambridge University Boat Club, so that we can all boat from the same base. The £4.9 million  Boathouse was opened in December 2016 and provides a fabulous state of the art home on the edge of the beautiful city of Ely.

We are fortunate to row on a river that reputedly never floods!  Rowing at Ely consistently provides good water over an almost limitless distance. The boathouse features a wet dock, four bays, rooms to rest, stretch and eat between sessions and a landing stage for three eights.

It is a place for hard athletic work, and as we walk in each day we are reminded of our purpose. Above the door is a sign that says this is “Where We Prepare To Win Boat Races“.

Crabtree Boathouse, Putney

Crabtree Boat Club is for the alumni of Cambridge University Boat Club. The Boathouse is located on the Embankment in Putney.

Crabtree Boat Club welcomes the current Cambridge University Boat Club squad to use their facilities while training down on the Tideway.

We are extremely fortunate as a non-Tideway club to have a space we can use as our own when preparing for racing on The Championship Course from Putney to Mortlake.

Facilities Hire

Goldie and Ely Boathouses are available for event hire, and you do not have to be a member of the university. Please visit Cambridge Rowing Events or contact [email protected] for more info.

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