Lockdown Update


11th November 2020

As you’ll be aware, we are currently in a national lockdown which is expected to last until at least Wednesday 2nd December.

We have received the official guidance from British Rowing and as expected have closed the boathouse and ceased all rowing activities from the facility. We will wait until British Rowing gives us the go ahead to open up again.

Once we are allowed to open up again, we will make every attempt to get people out on the water as quickly and as safely as possible.

Similar to the last lockdown, we will be providing a number of activities and programmes to our members during this time. Including zoom circuit sessions, strength and conditioning, high intensity interval training and mobility/flexibility sessions.

We’ll also be continuing our technical seminars with Robin Williams and online squad meet ups: whether this be in the form of quizzes, gaming or just a virtual coffee morning.

If you’re looking to contact the club, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee here 

Nicholas Sinclair


Vice-Captain (Senior Squad) 

Susanne Valen


Vice-Captain (Intermediate Squad) 

Mike Champion


Vice-Captain (Beginners Squad)

Omar Terywall


  Masters Coordinator

  John Leighton   


Junior Squad coordinator    

Louise Bailey  


  Welfare Officer    

  Tom Watt  


We are back and on the water! We started getting single sculls out in June, but now have been able to build to something resembling a normal program, with singles and pairs/doubles now out and fours due to go out from mid-August.

Once again we are taking on new members who already have some experience of the sport and can offer:

  • Rowing and sculling in “bubbles” of six
  • Six distanced and ventilated erg stations
  • Two distanced weights stations
  • A large fleet of 11 singles, 9 pairs/doubles and 12 fours/quads
  • A strong boat buying program. In the last two year we have bought: a Filippi 8+, a Filippi 4+, a Filippi 4x/-, two Filippi 2x/-, two Fluidesign 1x and 1 Kangua 1x
  • A coaching program developed with and mentored by Robin Williams, MBE
  • On-line professionally run S&C sessions
  • We also have access to a sports psychologist and nutritional experts

Last weekend saw Robin Williams, MBE return to City of Cambridge to work with our coaching team. Over the course of the day he worked with six of the club’s coaches and ran an erg coaching session.

The initiative is part of the club’s drive to unify our coaching style and “coach the coaches” to a gold medal standard. If you are a coach, rower or cox and want to be part of our growth story then get in touch! #redbluegrowingGold

Take a look at a small segment of the erg coaching here: https://youtu.be/n2RqnL8z2vs

The new Filippi four en-route to win

The club achieved a 100% record at Huntingdon Head with wins in the Open Coxed Four category and Open Masters C/D Double categories. First off was the double comprising Chris Ware and Seb Walker which won comfortably despite the challenging bends in the course. The two then teamed up with Club President Tony Nelder, Sam Luke and Julie Hogg to give the club’s new Filippi coxed four its second outing and first race. Thanks to an unrelenting pace the crew were able to win and even posted a faster time than the winning coxless four.