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Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club

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.

Ely Boathouse - Development and Fundraising

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

Ely Boathouse Brochure

Summer Racing Report

Over the summer, a good number of past and present CULRC members have been in action at events from domestic regattas all the way to World Cup regattas. Read on for some headline results...

Hayes & Lebed at HRR

2015 Lightweight Boat Race Campaign

Any individuals interested in trialling for the 2015 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.

Metropolitan Regatta 2104 - CULRC Wins Senior and IM1 Pairs, IM1 Single Sculls

On Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June, Will Hayes and Andrei Lebed raced in several events in a 2- at Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney, while Andrzej Hunt competed in events in a 1x.

Will Hayes and Andrei Lebed racing at Met Regatta 2014

Invitation to Trial for the 2014/15 season

Invitations to trial for the Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club are now open for oarsmen and coxes for the 2014/15 season. For more information please read the letter below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1blRplGY_2iX3VJeG91OFl4WDQ/edit?usp=sh...

Those interested in trialling should sign up using the form below in order to receive further details:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oK9AcNXA57OvaSkaUkG32A0TGyI-LpQXFbWNE4l...

CULRC win 2014 Lightweight Boat Race

Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club won the 2014 Lightweight Boat Race by 3 1/2 lengths in a time of 5:30 yesterday. Many thanks to our supporters on the day.

A video of the race is now online:

Further details and photographs to follow soon.

 

CULRC Road to the Boat Race 2014

A video of this year's Blue Boat in preparation for the Henley Boat Races on Sunday, March 30th.

The video was prepared by the 4-man of this year's Blue Boat, Andrei Lebed.

Lightweight Boat Race 2014 - Crew Announced

CULRC 2014 Crew

The crew for this year's lightweight boat race was officially announced today at the challenge, and is as follows:

Bow  Greg Street
2  Emanuel Malek
3  James Green
4  Andrei Lebed
5  Nikodem Szumilo
6  Will Hayes
7  Giovanni Bergamo Andreis
Stroke  Andrzej Hunt
Cox  Callum Mantell

Coach  Dan Janes

The race will be held at 3:30pm on the 30th March 2014, at Henley-on-Thames. Come and support what promises to be a fantastic race!

Henley Boat Races - 30th March 2014

The 2014 Lightweight Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge will take place on the 30th March 2014 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 2014-15 and would like to learn more about competing in the 2015 race please register your interest by subscribing to the culrc-interested mailing list.

2014 Lightweight Boat Race Campaign

Any individuals interested in trialling for the 2014 Lightweight Boat Race are encouraged to express their interest to the President, Andrew Hunt, 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 regardless of current physical fitness.

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