Cantabs run a number of men’s squads encompassing everything from social rowers to athletes targeting major regatta wins. There are a number of training groups operating at any time, with flexibility available in each so there is always something to cover everyone. The Intermediate and Senior squads are always looking to take in and develop more athletes.
The Senior Men’s Squad has been growing in strength and numbers in the last 5 years. We currently hold the highest position at HORR in the club’s history, and raced in the Thames Challenge Cup in the last 2 seasons at Henley Royal Regatta.
The target for the 2016-17 season is to continue reinforcing and expanding the squad aiming for improved performances at HORR and Henley. The Senior Men’s Squad complete between 9 and 12 sessions a week with a number of ergo, weights and circuit sessions in addition to water work at the Cantabs boat house.
The club fleet has grown in recent years and we can now provide top quality equipment for use by the Senior Men’s Squad. Recent purchases include a new Filippi 8+, 4- and 2-.
If you are a sculler or small boats rower then you are welcome to train with the Senior or Intermediate Men’s Squads even if you intend to compete in your single or pair/double over the course of the year. The club has number of high quality singles (Empacher and Filippi) for use by club members and we have racking available at our boat house for private sculls (subject to availability).
There are also numerous squads for oarsmen who take a more relaxed approach to training which compete at local and national races. These can be joined by anyone with experience of rowing. The club also has a thriving and social Master’s Squad, racing both on and off the Cam.
The culmination of the summer season for most Cantabs oarsmen is rowing in the CRA Town Bumps. The Senior Men’s Squad has had considerable recent success. Since gaining the Headship for the first time in 2007, Cantabs have held it in 8 of the last 10 years and many lower crews have gained blades in recent years.
If rowing with the Cantabs Senior Men’s Squad interests you then please contact the men’s captain, Guy Fiddian, who will work with you to find a rowing programme to suit your needs and ambitions. If you would like to learn to row or if you are currently in novice training, our lower boats captain will be happy to help you with any enquiries you may have.