The Ely boathouse was built to fulfil the training needs of the men, women and lightweights of Cambridge University boat clubs.  The £4.9million  Boathouse was opened in December 2016 and provides a fabulous state of the art home on the edge of the beautiful city of Ely.

The boathouse sits on the banks of the River Ouse, we are incredibly fortunate to row on a river that never floods!  The boathouse features a wet dock, four bays, rooms to rest, stretch and eat between sessions and a landing stage for three eights.


It is a place for hard athletic work, and as we walk in each day we are reminded of our purpose, as this is, 

‘Where we prepare to win Boat Races’


We row at Ely in the morning, leaving and returning to Cambridge by train, this way we are always back for 9am lectures!  At the weekend we use the squad minibuses to drive to Ely, we are usually back by 2pm.



The Ely Boathouse






Our land training sessions take place alongside our CUWBC colleagues in the historic Goldie Boathouse.  ‘Goldie’ as the building is affectionately known, sits looking over the River Cam across from Midsummer Common.

Goldie stands among the College Boat Houses and is located just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge, easily accessible from any college in Cambridge.


All ergo training, weights sessions and tank work is carried out in Goldie  every afternoon after lectures in the week.  We benefit from expert supervision from our S&C Coach Milosz Wrobel.


Our Coaching and Administrative team have office space here with Club meetings held in the impressive Captain’s Room. 




Goldie Boathouse


Photos by Colin Hulett Photography https://colinhulett.zenfolio.com