These pages will provide a brief insight into the Cambridge University Women & Lightweight family!

We hope to highlight what makes our program so special and why everyone who is a part of our club, feels part of a bigger family.

You will be able to make the very most of your academic and sporting potential at Cambridge, becoming part of a life changing journey.  We promise you,

Academic excellence and the experience of a Lifetime

For any other queries, please get in touch with our 2020 President Teague Smith

Email: President@culrc.org

Goldie Boathouse, Cambridge

Goldie Boathouse, along the River Cam

CULRC’s base is Goldie Boathouse where all ergo training, weights sessions and tank work is carried out every afternoon after lectures in the week.

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

Located 10 mins walk from the centre of Cambridge it is easily accessible from any college in Cambridge.

Ely Boathouse

Cambridge University Boathouse, Ely, River Ouse

We currently train on the River Ouse at Ely.

The University Boathouse at Ely was opened in 2016. It is a modern purpose built facility. We train here before lectures and at the weekends. We are fortunate to row on one of the best stretches of river in the country. We take the train to Ely and back to Cambridge in the week to ensure we are back in time for 9am lectures!

Training Programme

The CULRC training programme is more intensive than most college programmes, with 10 or 11 sessions most weeks. These sessions are, however, designed to fit around academic work. The water-based sessions are generally in the morning, finishing in good time for early lectures. The land training is done in the evenings.

The season starts in September, allowing for a few weeks of training before the start of term.

Through the year the squad will enter many Head Races through the winter and regattas in the summer (such as BUCS, Met, Marlow, HRR).

There is also a development programme during the summer where college athletes can train and compete with CULRC before trialling begins.