CCRC has an active junior squad for rowers aged between 12 and 18, with around 40 members. The club aims to introduce rowing to young people and to help them to enjoy and progress in the sport. We have two sides to the junior squad: a racing squad and a recreational squad. Juniors are matched to one of these groups depending on their own ambitions and level of commitment. Some juniors will compete in local and regional regattas and races against other junior rowers from other clubs. Where juniors progress in their training and rowing ability, there is the option, too, to aim to race at national level races.

Junior Taster Day

CCRC's junior section runs taster days for juniors during the school holidays about 3 or 4 times per year. These days give the potential rower a chance to have a go at all aspects of rowing (indoor rowing, circuit training as well as getting out on to the water) to see whether it is a sport they may enjoy. The days are good fun and open to all. 

If you would like to be kept informed of the date of our next taster day, please send a request by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

City of Cambridge Rowing Club Big Weekend

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The entry window is now closed.  We will have the draft draw posted as soon as possible.

Check out the Spring Head to Head and City Sprints event pages for more information.

City achieve great results at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

City of Cambridge had two medalists at the recent National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships — Katherine Watson in Yr13 got Bronze in 7.36 for 2km and Annabel Worth got Silver pulling 1342m in 5 mins. 

Annabel - SilverAnnable Worth (left) - Silver Medalist Junior National Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Katherine Watson - Bronze Medalist Junior National Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

 Katherine Watson (right) - Bronze Medalist Junior National Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

There were strong results across the Junior squad and we congratulate all of those who took part.

Full round up of our results

  • Steven Yr13 5th in category and a PB
  • Katherine Y13 3rd in category and a PB
  • Emily H Yr12 8th in category (first time testing)
  • Rhys Yr10 18th in category and smashed his last result but over 12sec/500!
  • Annabel Yr10 2nd in category and smashed her last test result by over 5sec/500!
  • Edie Yr10 40th in category and PB
  • Emily W Yr10 78th in category and PB
  • Susie Yr10 25th in category and smashed her last test result by 4.5sec/500
  • Giulia Yr9 7th in category and smashed her last test result by over 8sec/500

Planning permission for new boathouse granted!

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Artist's impression by Rachel Kelly

City of Cambridge Rowing Club is delighted to announce that the council has granted us planning permission for the new boathouse. This is an extremely big step in the project and we thank everyone involved for their continued support.

The new boathouse, designed by Whitworth Chartered Architects & Building Surveyors, will be 10.24m wide and a maximum of 27m in length, and be built with concrete blocks and steel cladding.

It will also include openings on the ground floor for water to enter and exit the building in the case of flooding.

Read the Cambridge News article

Bonfire Night Social

Bonfire Night Social — Saturday 5 November

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Former City a Juniors Anna Smart and Alice McWilliam win gold at EUG2016

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Former City a Juniors Anna Smart and Alice McWilliam win gold at EUG2016. Anna won gold in the women's LWt quad with Reading university and Alice coxed the Brookes W8+ to gold. Well done girls!

City rowers make GB EUSA team

Anna Smart and Alice McWilliam have both been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Universities Games in Zagreb on 12 - 14 July. Both girls started rowing with City of Cambridge under the junior rowing program.

Anna has been competiting for Reading University thoughout the year with a Gold Medal at BUCS head race in Nottingham earlier this year and also Silver in the Women's Lightweight Quads at BUCS regatta.

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Alice, studying at Oxford Brookes University and has had a strong season in the coxing seat winning Gold at BUCS regatta and also getting Bronze at the Holland Beker International regatta earlier this month.

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They will be competiting in the Women's Lwt Quads and Women's Eights, good luck girls!!!

Images coutesy of British rowing and Al Craigie Photography

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