The 20th April 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the formation of City of Cambridge Rowing Club, the oldest town club on the Cam. Thank you to everyone who made the occasion such a great success. Here's to a historic year to come, and many more to follow.

2018 Xmas Head Results


Chrismas Head 2018 Results

Fastest Crew: Downing M1
Best Fancy Dress: Cantabs Stormtroopers (109)
Best Line Under Green Dragon Bridge: Blitzen Cantabs (341)

Number Name Club Category
157 J Goode Cantabs IM31x
174 Christmas Elf Cantabs J15 1x
257 Cameron 99's J17 1x
358 J18-1x-A Leys J18 1x
159 Hanson Cantabs Senior 1x
168 Mills Champion of the Thames W1x
364 Ella Rob Roy WJ14 1x
258 Emma 99's WJ18 1x
231 Young Men St Neots 2-
154 Angel Gabriel Cantabs J15 2x
337 The Love Boat CCRC M Masters 2x
353 Gulia & Matt MEBC & KCBC M Student 2x
150 The Cratchett Boys 99's Senior 2x
166 Meadows St Mary's WJ14 2x
160 Mince Pies Cantabs WJ16 2x
250 Tilly 99's WJ17 2x
247 Affleck-Mills Champion of the Thames Womens Masters D 2x
352 Sidney 99's Senior 2x
118 I thought this was a Clare crew CCRC 4+
145 Fitz Frankincence Fitz Mixed 4+
229 Crimbo Bimbos ARU Novice 4+
146 Middle Earth CCRC W4+
332 J15-4x-A Leys J15 4x
121 Boys Quad CCRC J14 4xP
320 Presidents Quad CCRC 4x-
123 Do they know it's Quadmas 99's Mixed 4x-
341 Blitzen Cantabs WJ18 4-
138 Cupid Cantabs WJ14 4x+
135 Girls  Coxed Quad CCRC WJ15 4x+
312 Maui Chesterton Chesterton Closed
203 Champs M1 Champion of the Thames Mens 8's
107 BBeer St Radegund Masters C/D 8's
204 Grumpy Old Men CCRC Masters E-G 8's
104 Pottering around in Boats 99's Senior Mixed 8's
101 Downing M1 Downing Student 8's
120 9 Grads Rowing Pembroke Student Mixed 8's
125 Prancer Cantabs WJ18 8's
211 Intermediate Women Cantabs Womens 8's
326  Press Gang Xpress Womens Masters C/D 8's
224 Champs W3 Champion of the Thames Women's Novice 8's
130 Santas Rowdeer Womens Lower 8's Hughes Hall
304 Rudolph Cantabs Junior 8x+

City of Cambridge Master's E Crew trounces opposition at Cambridge Winter Head


City of Cambridge’s Masters E crew (average age between 55 and 59) put in a very strong performance to win the men’s Masters eights by a convincing margin. The crew was coxed by Julie Hogg who steered tight lines around Grassy and Ditton Corners saving valuable seconds. Once in the straights the added training that the crew have been carrying out helped them to match the speed of crews over twenty years younger than them. The final masters adjusted time of 8 minutes and 51 seconds placed them some 16 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals.

Commenting Club President and stroke of the crew Tony Nelder said, “It was our first race since the Town Bumps and a nice solid start to the winter season".

Christmas Head 2018 Entries Now Open

Christmas Head 2018 Poster

Learn to Cox

Learn to Cox

City of Cambridge is offering a *free* learn to cox course. Interested? Carry on reading and fill out the form below.

What is coxing?

The cox (coxswain) is the person sitting (usually) at the back front of the boat steering and issuing instructions.

Why should I try coxing?

The cox is as integral to a boat’s success as its rowers. Knowing when to get your crew to push for the win, spotting the attention to detail that makes the boat move that little bit faster, steering the perfect corner…. Coxing is a challenge. There are just as many skills to learn as rowing and it’s incredibly rewarding (happy crews, one of the team, did we mention winning..?)

What makes a good cox?

As a cox you are the leader of the boat. You motivate the crew, you give instructions and some of the time you might end up being a coach (from within the boat). Decisiveness and a big personality are helpful attributes, if you’re not there yet you’ll get one on one coaching to improve and develop as a cox. Coxing is a great way to develop your leadership skills, gain confidence and work as part of a winning team.

What do I get out of it?

You’ll be part of a smaller (your crew) and larger (the club) rowing family. If you want to keep fit you can join your crew with their land training. You’ll get to meet new people, learn new skills and have the opportunity to travel across the UK competing at national regattas.

2018 Big Weekend

Enter the Big Weekend by Tuesday!

On Saturday May 5th, the City of Cambridge Spring Head-to-Head

On Sunday May 6th, the City of Cambridge Sprint Regatta


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