CULRC

Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club (CULRC) was founded in 1974 for the sole purpose of winning the Lightweight Boat Race against the Oxford Lightweights. The race has been held at Henley in March or April every year since 1975, currently Cambridge leads by 24 to 16. In addition members of the club have won medals at both national and international competitions, and athletes who have represented CULRC have competed at each of the last three Olympic games.

CULRC Win the 2016 Boat Race!

On Saturday 19th March Cambridge beat Oxford at Henley with the verdict ‘easily’ in a time of 6.19. This takes the count to 26 wins out of 42 races to Cambridge

Anyone interested in trialling for the 2017 Race should sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/culrc.org/forms/d/1htUMHQkFNRQpC2k4Rv4stXNHWWZ-YDelISyAtqm1qpM/viewform

The full race video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etEGLSspbjI

The race report for all the days races can be found here: http://www.henleyherald.com/2016/03/22/oxford-and-cambridge-share-race-wins-at-henley-boat-races/

CULRC 2016 Spares’ Race

2016 Spares Beating Oxfod

At 3pm on Sunday 13th March, the Cambridge University Lightweight Reserve Quad – Heames, Xu, Green and Plummer – raced the Oxford Lightweight Reserves at Henley-on-Thames, a week ahead of the Henley Boat Races. While the spectators were delighted by the crisp spring sunshine, the combination of a strong stream and blustery headwind made for choppy and difficult conditions for the rowers. The race got off to a fast, clean start, with Cambridge on the Berkshire station and Oxford, Buckingham. The crews stayed level until the second minute, where a strong push from Cambridge started to edge them ahead of the dark blues. With both crews now settling into their racing rhythm, the stronger Cambridge boat continued to move away until there was close to two lengths of open water between the two crews coming past the 1000m mark. Here, Oxford renewed their attack and moved back on Cambridge, regaining some lost ground. However, the strength and rhythm of the Cambridge boat, and the lead which they had asserted early on in the race proved too much to overcome, and the Light Blues crossed the finish line ahead by just over 2 lengths. It was an exciting race and a strong win for Cambridge, boding well for the Henley Boat Races.

The Victorious 2016 Spares. From Left: Barney Plummer, James Green, Haofeng Xu, Brennan Heames

The Victorious 2016 Spares. From Left: Barney Plummer (Bow), James Green(2), Haofeng Xu(3), Brennan Heames(Stroke)

 

Henley Boat Races 2016

The 2016 Lightweight Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge will take place on Saturday 19th March 2016 in Henley-on-Thames.

For more information about the race visit the new Henley Boat Races website at http://www.henleyboatraces.com/

If you’re studying at Cambridge in 2016-17 and would like to learn more about competing in the 2017 race please register your interest by filling in your details at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1htUMHQkFNRQpC2k4Rv4stXNHWWZ-YDelISyAtqm1qpM/viewform?usp=send_form

Invitation to Trial – 2016/17

Invitations to trial for the Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club are now open for oarsmen and coxes for the 2016/17 season. For more information please read the letter below:

Letter to Trialists 2017

Those interested in trialling should sign up using the form below in order to receive further details:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1htUMHQkFNRQpC2k4Rv4stXNHWWZ-YDelISyAtqm1qpM/viewform?usp=send_form

We will be holding an introductory sculling course on the 16th/17th April and holding a meeting for all those interested in trialling on the 23rd April.

2016 Lightweight Boat Race Campaign

Any individuals interested in trialling for the 2016 Lightweight Boat Race are encouraged to express their interest to the President via president@culrc.org.

We are especially interested in hearing from individuals new to the University who have more than one year experience of rowing. Those with experience of rowing at School, Clubs or other Universities weighing at or under 80kgs are encouraged to get in contact for details of pre-season training.

We are also still interested to hear from any athletes with more than one years rowing experience already at the University that weren’t able to attend the summer development squad.

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Henley Boat Races 2015 – 5th April

The 2015 Lightweight Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge will take place on the 5th April 2015 (Easter Sunday) in Henley-on-Thames.

For more information about the race visit the new Henley Boat Races website at http://www.henleyboatraces.com/ and for more information about attending see the event’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/944715365547838/

If you’re studying at Cambridge in 2015-16 and would like to learn more about competing in the 2015 race please register your interest by filling in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c1TlfH39gCCjvVFbQ2vTBkT_RYDKCvBSlnr8cSpVYl0/viewform

Invitation to Trial – 2015/16

Invitations to trial for the Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club are now open for oarsmen and coxes for the 2015/16 season. For more information please read the letter below:
http://www.culrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads//2014/11/Letter-to-Triallists-2016.pdf

Those interested in trialling should sign up using the form below in order to receive further details:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c1TlfH39gCCjvVFbQ2vTBkT_RYDKCvBSlnr8cSpVYl0/viewform

We will be holding an introductory sculling course on the 16th/17th April and holding a meeting for all those interested in trialling on the 9th May.

Ely Boathouse Development

CULRC is about to enter an exciting new phase. We are fortunate to have access to an excellent stretch of river at Ely and this has been instrumental to us winning four of the last six races against the old foe.  However, we have no formal boathouse and rely on borrowing a rack from CUBC or boating from a local boatyard. We are about to change this.  In the last few weeks, groundwork has started on an exciting new development to create a combined Cambridge University boathouse in Ely, with space for CUBC, CUWBC and CULRC. The facility, when completed will be world-class and give us a permanent and appropriate platform for developing our athletes.

However, there is a hurdle that we need to overcome.  To ensure that the boathouse development continues as planned, CULRC has to contribute to the overall project cost. Our target is just £500,000 of the total £4.3million cost.

Some have already given very generously – and for that we are enormously grateful.  We think we are well on the way to the first £200,000.  The average donation has been several thousand pounds but every pound we can raise from here will be valuable.  This effort will be a little like rowing in an eight – you can only be as good as your weakest link. Moreover, even the strongest person needs to know that everyone else is pulling as hard as they can. We all now need to pull together to ensure the success of this project.

In short, we need everyone to donate what they can to help.  If every crew member donated £20 per month for 5 years, we would reach our target easily.

Please spare a minute to read through the attached brochure with all the details, and be as generous as you can!

GDBO

Brochure: CULRC Ely Boathouse