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During lockdown we’ve been investing in it, with new Concept 2 rowers, bench pull and a new rack and leg press from Bodymax and Powerhouse Fitness.

Our new equipment has been specifically recommended by Alex Wolf, previous lead S&C coach for GB Rowing, during a recent consultation.

Following guidance from British Rowing, City of Cambridge Rowing Club were pleased to return to the water last week!

“Really good to have the members back on the water this weekend after a long break from the river. Everyone is really glad to be back and they’re enjoying seeing everyone again” – Nicholas Sinclair, Captain. 

Following guidance from British Rowing, we are pleased to be returning to the water from the 29th of March!

The gym will remain closed, but we are making investments in the gym and the equipment ready for when we open fully. Our Covid committee will be making the appropriate updates to the rules and these will be circulated closer to the time.

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

Interested in joining our Senior Squad?

Next week we will be meeting online to go through our transition back on the water, training schedule and plans moving forward. Everyone is welcome, including potential new members!


Women: 16th @7pm

Men: 19th @7pm

Zoom link:

City of Cambridge Rowing Club is taking part in this years virtual Cambridge half marathon which starts on March 1st and ends on March 31st. Not only would we like to get back that feeling of togetherness but we would also like to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge, in memory of club Vice-President Joan Berryman, whose daughter Claire is our Treasurer. Joan was a cornerstone of the club’s event catering for many years, earning her the affectionate title among the members of “Queen Butty”, in recognition of the thousands of sandwiches produced and served by her in the tea tent at the regatta over many years. More formal recognition also came in her appointment as a Vice-President. Joan’s seven-year battle against Pulmonary Fibrosis was brought to an abrupt end on 1st January by her death in Addenbrookes hospital from COVID-19, aged 87. The Hospice’s Day Therapy team had supported her during her final years, with weekly sessions at the hospice, and latterly on Zoom.

Would you like to be a part of this exciting event? Come and join our “City of Cambridge Rowing Club” team by signing up here:

If you would like to read more about the event or about Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge, please click on the links below:

Virtual Cambridge Half marathon:

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity:

If you have any further questions, please email Susanne Valen at

We would love to have you on the team!