Rowing for Cambridge is a profound, life-defining experience and the current squad owe a great debt to the crews who have gone before.
Every woman and man who has represented Cambridge University Boat Club becomes a life member of the Club. Our network extends around the globe, with Light Blue supporters cheering us on from far and wide.
For alumni wishing to get involved, there are many ways to support the Club. Cambridge University Boat Club is run by alumni volunteers who assist with every aspect of the Club, from organising alumni activities to talent identification to operational support. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our Sarah Shipton (Blue Boat 2001, 02), our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].
You can also support the Club in other ways – by making a gift, purchasing merchandise, attending events, or by hosting crews when we visit the Tideway for training or racing. Find out about funding opportunities here. Alumni are also always welcome to contact us, and to visit Ely or Goldie Boathouse. Our boathouses are also available for hire, by contacting [email protected].
Keep up to date with the latest news on social media:
Update Your Details
You can update your details here.
Get the Newsletter
Don’t miss out on news and events – sign up for our monthly newsletter here.
Make A Gift
Find out more about supporting the club here.
Visit Our Shop
You can find our latest merchandise in our store.
Find out how to get involved with your own crew reunion here.
Get In Touch
You can contact us about any other matters by emailing [email protected].
“Rowing is at the pinnacle of a rounded Cambridge education, where students gain the tools, habits and attitudes that set them up for life. At the elite level, it’s one of the few sports where students can perform at the very highest level and go on to national representation. It’s also the biggest mass participation sport in the university. It has the power to transform: regardless of where you have come from and what your experience is, there is an opportunity to row at Cambridge and to row at the highest level. As the figurehead for sport at the university, the Club has a vital part to play in the full educational experience of our students.
I would like to make it clear that education at Cambridge includes everything as part of the student experience, not just academics. Anybody who says you’re here for a degree and that alone is quite simply wrong.”
Graham Virgo, former Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Master, Downing College