Welcome to the CCBC website!

Churchill College Boat Club was founded in 1961, soon after the college itself. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength, with our first boats generally being found in the first divisions of both May and Lent Bumps. CCBC won the Pegasus Cup in 2013! The Pegasus Cup is awarded annually to the most successful college boat club competing in the May Bumps!

Membership is open to all members of Churchill College, and contrary to popular belief it does not involve getting up at 5 o'clock every morning! The club caters for everyone, whether they want to row once a week or once a day, and all crews are encouraged to enter the many rowing events that take place on the Cam throughout the year.

The club tries to emphasise the social aspect of rowing as much as the physical side, and formal swaps with other colleges are a regular occurrence. At the end of every term there is the legendary Boat Club Dinner, a huge formal hall in college where everyone can celebrate the term's achievements in the traditional way - by the responsible consumption of alcohol.

Our website tells you all about rowing at Churchill College and includes results, race reports, photos, and a section on how get involved and start rowing yourself! We also have a Youtube channel full of videos of our crews in action.

 

 

 

Lent Bumps

Crew

Day 1 (Tues)

Day 2 (Wed)

Day 3 (Thurs)

Day 4 (Fri)

Day 5 (Sat)

M1

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W1

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M2

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M3

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News


 
CCBC on Twitter
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:55

Chris Baddeley has set up a boat club twitter account. Follow @CHU_BC for the latest results and club info!

 
Varsity Boat Races
Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:13

The Varsity Boat Races are coming up over the next few weeks. The Henley Boat Races are this Sunday (30th) and we will have our very own Gabriella Johansson (for Blondie), James Green (CUL), and Dan Jones (CUL spare IV, on Thursday) competing.

The Men's Heavyweights Boat Race is the following week on Sunday 6th April and we have another Churchillian, Will Brown, racing in Goldie!

Hopefully you can join us on the bank to cheer the crews on!

 
Lent Bumps Day 5 2014
Monday, 03 March 2014 17:44

CCBC finished joint 3rd in the Marconi Cup, great work everyone!

 

M1

Result: Rowed over

M1 were looking to bump Fitz at the fourth time of asking but were wary of a Jesus crew behind us on for blades. Jesus pushed onto us from the off and closed in to canvas, but we maintained our focus and held them off the bump for a couple of hundred of metres before Ditton where their final attempt to catch us failed, and we sped off with a broken Jesus careering into the bank. Unfortunately Fitz bumped out Cauis II ahead of us and so once again, in the theme of the week, M1 rowed over.

Josh Goodman

Men’s Vice Captain

 

W1

Result: Bumped King’s

W1 bumped King´s before the First Post corner. They knew it was inevitable no matter how bad our start...

Barbora Janulikova,

Women's Captain

 

M2

Result: Rowed over

M2's final race started well after a few wobbly draw strokes under the motorway bridge. We were down to a length on Peterhouse II when they started getting whistles in front for Clare II. Spurred on by this, they managed to pull away from us to bump. With no other crews nearby, we had a long rowover as the last piece together as a crew.

Jeremy Parker,

LBC

 

M3

Result: Bumped Caius III

M3 had a strong start against Caius III, getting a whistle during the power phase of the start sequence. The bump came before the motorway bridge. This marked the second bump we have made before the motorway bridge in as many days. An outstanding week for Churchill M2 and Churchill M3 now both in Division III and both moving up within it by +1 and +3 respectively. Churchill M3 is back and means business.

However, these results would not have been possible without my crew whose commitment and resolve have been outstanding. Definite future leaders of CCBC.

Forward.

Ben Coumbe,

M3 Captain

 
Lent Bumps Day 4 2014
Monday, 03 March 2014 17:40

M1

Result: Rowed over

Having rowed over twice already, M1 was hoping for a shorter race today. After a decent start we began to edge closer to Fitz. Coming round the corner onto Plough reach Downing 2, who had started off very hard behind us, had got to within 1/4 length of our stern. Responding to the cox's call of "Make the choice" we kept our composure and chose to push off from Downing and not have our race cut short. We continued to row strongly through the course of the race and got to within 3/4 of a length from Fitz. Once more we rowed over and will have a final chance to catch Fitz tomorrow.

Matt Symes

Men's Vice Captain

 

W1

Result: Rowed over

W1 had a repetitive experience on Day 3. We had two whistles on Peterhouse before Grassy Corner, but unfortunately King´s in front were slower than them, we rowed over after they bumped out. Again. Hopefully, the last day will do us justice as we unleash the Kraken upon King´s.

Barbora Janulikova

Women´s Captain

 

M2

Result: Bumped Selwyn II

The row down felt powerful and together, and the boat was well sat. Selwyn M2 had been making their way down the division, on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it was our turn to try them. The start was strong and fast, reaching rates higher than expected (maybe a little rushed, in fact), and the bump was secured within forty strokes.

Jeremy Parker,

LBC

 

M3

Result: Bumped Queens III

Churchill M3 moved out of the Sandwich Boat position on Day 2 after bumping Corpus Christi II and therefore made it in Division III proper. Today we had the challenge of bumping Queens’ M3 and fighting of a resurgent Magdalene M3. A strong row down led to confidence being high amongst the crew. Churchill M3 powered off the start line to get a whistle on the third wind stroke against Queens’ M3. Overlap was gained after the power 10 and Queens’ conceded 150m before the motorway bridge. Gunning for Caius M3 tomorrow.

Forward.

Ben Coumbe

M3 Captain

 
Lent Bumps Day 3 2014
Monday, 03 March 2014 17:38

Crew: M1

Result: Rowed over

With an identical starting order to our first day's racing, M1 knew that Thursday would be a tough day but also knew we had a lot more to give. And more we did give. While we never gained that much on Fitz ahead, except for one optimistic whistle, the most impressive part of the race was pushing off Downing, who had managed to get within half a length, until by the end we were almost two lengths ahead. A big improvement, and with some cleaner finishes tomorrow we aim to close even closer on Fitz for the bump.

Josh Goodman,

Men’s Vice Captain

 

Crew: W1

Result: Bumped Trinity Hall

W1 bumped Trinity Hall just before the First post corner. Keen to reproduce this scenario with Peterhouse tomorrow.

Barbora Janulikova

Women´s Captain

 
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