City of Cambridge has a vibrant womens squad with a history of strong performances at local and national rowing events.  At the highest level we compete at the tideway heads, the 2000m multi-lanes at Eton and Henley Womens Regatta.

We provide regular coaching on the water and strength and conditioning coaching and specialist advice through our relationship with Cambridge Strength and Conditioning.

We run a squad system so less experienced rowers, including complete beginners, can learn to row and progress through the club as they improve. Many of our most successful oarswomen have learned to row at the club.

Womens Eights Head of the River 2017

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On 11th March the womens squad took two VIIIs to tideway to race the Womens Eights Head of the River over 4 1/4 miles from the University Stone, Mortlake, downstream to Putney Pier:  Both crews raced in the Intermediate category, and for the Provincial Pennant. The day started well with some of the nicest conditions we have seen on tideway in a few years.

The W1 crew of Zara Goozee (str), Katy Levitt, Naomi Morris, Sarah Airey, Katherine Watson, Susanne Valen, Lindsay Hamilton, Francesca Axe and Julia Kelsoe (cox) finished the course in 19.59.9 finishing 39th overall as the fourth Provincial Club crew on the day. Starting in position 123 meant that Julia had to cox the crew through overtaking 7 boats during the race whilst having a 7k battle with crew 122, with plenty going on the crew always had something to push off and some choppy water to deal with.

W1 racing the Tideway for Womens' Head of the River 2017.

W1 racing the Tideway for Womens' Head of the River 2017.

The W2 crew of Hannah Creasey (str), Alice Adriaenssens, Tiffany Morris, Aubree Wisley, Amanda Buttery, Marina Villarroel, Laura Beattie, Laura Farquhar and Alex Black (cox), many of whom are still novice status, were feeling positive from their recent win at Norwich Head and set off with confidence. A strong race meant they finished the course in 21.55.6 finishing 197th overall — a full 36 places higher than last years W2 and less than 20 seconds behind Cambridge 99's W1.

WehoRR 2017 W2 W2 rowing back from the finish for Womens' Head of the River 2017.

W2 rowing back from the finish for Womens' Head of the River 2017.

Women’s Eight Win in Norwich

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"Sudbury! Move right please” were the words called out by Robert Nimmo, coxing the City women’s eight, on the River Yare on Saturday 25th of February at the Norwich Head of the River, hosted by Norwich Rowing Club. The crew stuck to their race plan and went out hard and fast overtaking the Sudbury women’s crew just 1 minute and 36 seconds into the race. Settling into their rhythm, all eyes were on stroke Hannah Creasey, as they went in pursuit of the next Sudbury crew. Responding well to the power calls, the women continued strongly over the 5000 metre course, keeping their blade work sharp and their finishes long. Picking up the pace in the last quarter of the race, they finished in 22 minutes and 9 secs; taking home a win for City of Cambridge Rowing Club. Press coverage of the historic Deuchar cup in the Eastern Daily Press shows the crew in action. The crew included Hannah Creasey, Alice Adriaenssens, Tiffany Morris, Sarah Airey, Amanda Buttery, Marina Villarroel, Laura Beattie and Aubree Wisley.

W2 nails

Coach Luke Wisley said “It was a convincing win. The crew are rowing confidently and many rowers training on the River Cam want to be in this boat at the moment.” The next race for the crew is the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the Thames where coxswain Alex Black will be calling the race. The crew will adhere to their scrupulous and scrumptious nutritional plan of pre-race Italian fayre and home-baking. Crew stylist Laura will ensure co-ordinated nails and blades as "matching crews row faster!"

City of Cambridge Rowing Club Big Weekend

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Entries are now open for this year's Big Weekend events.  

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

Planning permission for new boathouse granted!

boathouse

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

Six Nations screenings in the club bar

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Strong results for City crews on the Thames

2016-FoursHead-CCRC Granta IM1 4x

City of Cambridge Rowing Club rowing with 2 members of Granta were the 9th fastest crew in the country in the Fours Head of the River race last Saturday. They were also the fastest of any of the Cambridge town crews. City's Jack Lawlor-Anderson and Tom Hetherington, joined by Charlie Cummins and Ben Mackworth from Granta were competing in the Intermediate 1 Open Quad category. The crew, all of whom are lightweight rowers, set off some way down the field and had to overtake a number of competitors down the length of the 4 1⁄4-mile championship course. Fired by their recent success at the British Rowing Championships, the quad beat forty crews including the Granta boat as well as local competitors from the Cantabrigian and 99's rowing clubs.

City also fielded three men's fours in Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 categories and a Junior Boys quad that raced for 'time only' in the (adult) Intermediate 1 category. In the event the Junior Boys achieved a time that would have seen them placed a very creditable 36th in the (adult) Intermediate 1 category. They were the third fastest Cambridge quad of any category.

City's Junior Girls coxed four put in a very strong performance in a tough field coming home 10th in their category behind some of the top sweep oar rowing schools and clubs in the country. City junior squad also entered a girls quad held their own in a tough field despite being younger than most of their competitors.

2016-VetFours-CCRC Masters C

The Club's success continued the following day where City of Cambridge's Masters C coxed four (average age above 43) came second in the Veteran's Fours Head. The crew, coxed by Jess Upton and comprising Tom Watt, Paul Worth, Mike Nahorski and Seb Walker, fought off strong competition from Marlow and Maidenhead rowing clubs, and were only beaten by an experienced London Rowing Club crew. The performance was all the more significant as Paul Worth had only started rowing two years ago and Mike Nahorski noviced with the club just three years ago. In the Masters A category (average age over 27) City's coxless four came third. The club also fielded a men's Intermediate 3 coxed four and a Women's Masters A quad for the event.

Womens Masters A quad 2016

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