Recent News  Welcome to the Cantabs website! Cantabs is one of the largest and most successful town rowing clubs in Cambridge. We welcome rowers, scullers and coxes of all abilities and ages. We run regular Learn to Row courses for juniors and adults. More experienced rowers should find a crew that meets their aspirations, whether they are looking to compete in national – and occasionally international – competitions, enjoy recreational rowing on the Cam, or something in between.  Coaches are always welcome to strengthen our existing volunteer teams and the club offers support for coaches to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.  Coxes are also very welcome.  Inexperienced coxes will receive support and coaching and are unlikely to be short of crews to practice with! If you’d like to get in touch with the club, please use the button below.

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More about the club
Cantabrigian Rowing Club is based in Cambridge, England. It started in 1950 as a club for the pupils and old boys of the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys (now the Hills Road Sixth Form College). In the 1960’s Cantabrigian, known locally as ‘Cantabs’, became an open club and has been accepting general membership ever since. The club is a member of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association (the CRA), and we are based at our own Boat House off St. Andrew’s Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. We have exciting plans to redevelop our Boat House and regular updates to progress will be available on this site from time to time. We also rent facilities at the CRA boathouse off Kimberley Road, Cambridge, UK.

The club is affiliated to British Rowing, the umbrella body which administers the sport in the UK. The club aims to promote rowing across the entire range of age and ability, and to provide the coaching and equipment to take rowing to a competitive level. In particular, the club offers an opportunity for all club members to participate in the annual CRA Bumping Races in late July, an event unique to Cambridge. We have strong connections with local schools, providing rowing classes as part of the syllabus and offer pupils the opportunity to row outside of school hours. In 2001, Cantabs became a Project Oarsome club, cementing its links with local schools and gaining a substantial award of junior training equipment from British Rowing.

Please feel free to take a look round our site, although some areas are restricted to club members. If you are ready to join, please visit How to Join Us, under the Visitors menu.

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I'd like to add my congratulations to everyone at the club for a great week of racing. In an event like this not everyone can have a perfect week but as I stood on the new first floor on Friday night and reflected on the performances of the last week it left me very excited about the state of the club. Taking back the Men's headship against a strong Rob Roy 8 took a special performance and the Women's squad must have had their best ever year, closer than ever to City and 3 (or could it be 4!) sets of blades. Not content with this Tom drove Ellie and Myriam through the night and whilst most of us were sleeping off the party they were beating Scotland and Ireland to take 2nd in the 2- at the Home International. Thanks to everyone who has rowed, coached, organised, cheered and driven us to this years success. Enjoy the rest of the Summer - bumps 2016 starts here :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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A big Thank You to everyone who helped with the post-bumps clear-up! You did an excellent job.

There are quite a few pieces of clothing hanging up to dry around the boathouse, so if you have lost anything, please go and claim it before it ends up in the Lost Property box. Other items found include a soft contact lens (still sealed), which is now on top of the fridge in the weights room, and a digital watch (near the boat doors on the ditch side of the boathouse).

There are still a few bags or rubbish/recycling that would like to find a home in someone's bin, so please take one away with you if you can help.

In the erg room there are a couple of bottles of fizzy drinks which were opened but not finished, which anyone is welcome to take. Please leave the unopened bottles alone, though, as we will use them at the next social event. Thank you!
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