Overview & Sign Up

If you’re interested in trialling for CULRC, please contact the CULRC president at president@culrc.org or Head Coach Robert Weber at robert@cuwbc.org.uk



We currently train out of our fantastic boathouse on the River Ouse at Ely which was opened in 2016. Ely provides a superb stretch of water for developing high performance crews, with a 5km straight and launch coaching. We train as one squad with CUWBC (openweight and lightweight women). Our coaching team is led by full-time coach Robert Weber, who is support by two full time assistant coaches, Astrid Cohen and Paddy Ryan. Our strength and conditioning programme is lead by Milosz Wrobel. We have an extremely comprehensive training set-up covering all aspects of a high performance training program and we work with a wide number of professionals to achieve this.

Go to our facilities page for more information.

Training Programme

The CULRC training programme is more intensive than college programmes, with 12-13 sessions most weeks. These sessions are, however, designed to fit around academic work. The water-based sessions are generally on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings  with double sessions in the mornings on weekends. We catch the 5:55 train out to Ely during the week and get the 8:15 back for 9am lectures.

The season starts at the beginning of September, allowing for four weeks of training before the start of term. Through the year the squad will enter many head races both on and off the tideway and aim to win medals at BUCS regatta in Easter term, with our regatta season continuing until the end of HRR. There is also a development programme during the summer where college athletes can train and compete with CULRC before trailling begins.

University Admissions

Undergraduate Available courses are described in the Undergraduate Studies Prospectus and on the Undergraduate Admissions website, which can be obtained from:

Cambridge Admissions Office, Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QJ, Great Britain

Tel: +44 (0)1223 333308

Email: admissions@cam.ac.uk

Postgraduate Available courses are described on the Graduate Studies website, which can be obtained from:

Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, Great Britain

Tel: +44 (0)1223 332200

Email: Graduate.Admissions@admin.cam.ac.uk