Cambridge University Boat Club is an amateur club with professional standards.

The mission of Cambridge University Boat Club is to equip student-athletes to win boat races, prioritising excellence, wellbeing and inclusivity. Rowing at the very highest level for Cambridge University is a profound, life-defining experience. It forges tight bonds, develops skills for life, and engenders a drive to excel that generations of student-athletes carry into their future careers, and their impact on society. 

“I believe firmly that education is more than just curriculum education. Blues perform higher academically, on average, than their peers.”

Bhaskar Vira, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

Fielding the best possible crews to face Oxford, each and every year, is made possible with support from commercial partners, Cambridge University, and the involvement of our own alumni, parents, and supporters. Whilst our student-athletes are excelling on the water, we are seeking to address new challenges behind the scenes. Our commitment to providing our rowers a rigorous and formative experience remains firm. But to do that we need your support.

Pulling Together – CUBC’s annual month of giving

Pulling Together is CUBC’s annual digital fundraising event, when the whole community — alumni, parents, and supporters — come together to support the Club. This third annual month of giving, a new tradition for CUBC, is taking place from 29 February – 30 March 2024. 

Just as success in the boat is achieved through the energy of every single member of the crew, we’re asking all of the members of our community to support the Club, today.

Your participation, in whatever way makes sense for you, will demonstrate to current and future Cambridge rowers that there is a strong community behind them – full of rich traditions and that share a common goal.