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.

 

 

 

May Bumps

Crew

Day 1 (Wed)

Day 2 (Thurs)

Day 3 (Fri)

Day 4 (Sat)


M1

 

W1

 

M2

 

M3


M4

 


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!

 
May Bumps Day 4, 2014
Sunday, 15 June 2014 16:53

Crew: M1
Result: Rowed over

Having gained overlap on Fitz we were unable to complete the bump. A great week though and up 2.

Dan Jones,
Men's Captain


Crew: W1
Result: Rowed over

Armed with a revised strategy to sprint for the bump from the start, W1 ended up with rowing over together with Selwyn behind and St. Catz infront of us.

Barbora Janulikova,
Women's Captain


Crew: M2
Result: Bumped Girton II

On our final day M2 were chasing a Girton crew on for spoons, so we knew we would have to break them down as quickly as possible. We managed to catch them by first post corner, holding it up, but they hadn't conceded and continued rowing. Queens behind us moved from 2.5 lengths to 1 length while we wound it up again, and then our cox box stopped working. Amazingly, we wound it up to race pace rapidly and despite being unable to hear the cox, we caught Girton in front of the crowds at grassy. Final position, up 3!

Josh Goodman,
Men's Vice Captain


Crew: M3
Result: Bumped Clare IV

A huge contrast to the day before, we got a very easy bump during our start sequence giving us +3 movement overall. The entirety of bumps was a very good performance by M3 and I hope it can continue in years to come.

Dom Lyons,
M3 Captain


Crew: M4
Result: Rowed over

Our ambitions had changed, our one aim was to not get footship spoons. Catz started fast and our calm controlled start was smooth but meant they quickly closed on us. We settled into a good rhythm but Catz kept coming. As we came around grassy corner and down the Plough reach we were holding canvas. But we kept our nerve and they cracked and as we came down the reach we pulled out several boat lengths rowing nicely together to get a well deserved row over.

Dan Brock,
M4 Captain 

 
May Bumps Day 3, 2014
Sunday, 15 June 2014 16:53

Crew: M1
Result: Bumped Girton I

Today we engaged in a little fun with Girton. Clearly being the faster crew we waited until we had half a length of overlap on the reach before smashing into their 7 man’s blade at the catch, I’ve been told a fairly hilarious crab ensued on their part. Gladly nobody was hurt. Gunning for Fitz tomorrow.

Dan Jones,
Men's Captain


Crew: W1
Result: Rowed over

W1 came with a solid race plan to catch St. Catz, but without anyboy pushing us into them we could not get closer than one length and a quarter.

Barbora Janulikova,
Women's Captain


Crew: M2
Result: Bumped Queens III

A great start got M2 to within a whistle of Queens III before we'd finished striding, and, although it took an extra couple of pushes, we bumped them before first post corner. Top quality rowing (albeit not for a very long time).

Josh Goodman,
Men's Vice Captain


Crew: M3
Result: Rowed over

Today was the best day of rowing this crew has ever done. Compared to the first two days we were rowing much stronger and rowing much faster. After a truly heroic effort we gained a very impressive 11 lengths on Jesus. Unfortunately the final half length eluded us and the double overbump wasn't to be. Although we didn't get the bump it was an incredible row by everyone.

Dom Lyons,
M3 Captain


Crew: M4
Result: Bumped by Pembroke V

Looking for revenge on LMBC, we started strongly and held station, though Pembroke were a strong crew and reeled us in slowly, they nearly crashed coming round grassy corner but held on and bumped us in front of the Plough.

Dan Brock,
M4 Captain

 
May Bumps Day 2, 2014
Friday, 13 June 2014 12:45

Crew: M1
Result: Rowed over

Despite gaining on all the crews in front of us and going for the heroic overbump on Fitz, after Peterhouse caught Girton at Ditton, we had to settle for a row over in the end. Tomorrow will be better.

Dan Jones,
Men's Captain


Crew: W1
Result: Bumped Trinity Hall I

W1 had a very comfortable bump. We finished our starting sequence and did not even stride fully as we hit Trinity Hall just before the Motorway Bridge. Moving up the tables - chasing St. Catz today.

Barbora Janulikova,
Women's Captain


Crew: M2
Result: Bumped Emma III

M2 were eager to make up for coming so close to the bump on day 1, and we knew that we had the potential to catch Emma III quickly. It wasn't too long before we had a whistle, and from then on it was only a matter of seconds until we caught them at first post corner. Great rowing from the whole crew.

Josh Goodman,
Men's Vice Captain


Crew: M3
Result: Bumped Emma V

Today was a much more challenging day for m3. After a quick two whistles on Emma it was decided to do a burn 10 to close the gap but were met with firm resistance. After what seemed like an age we got our third whistle and eventually after canvassing for a few hundred meters our second bump.

Dom Lyons,
M3 Captain


Crew: M4
Result: Bumped by LMBC V

Sandwiched between LMBC IV and LMBC V, M4 started strongly. But only 18 strokes in a large crab knocked one man off his seat and out of his shoes. In the act of trying to recover another crab was caught and the boat basically came to a standstill. LMBC V came flying towards us, damaging our rudder and we took a chunk out of their bow. We hope to bump them back tomorrow with a newly repaired boat.

Dan Brock,
M4 Captain

 
May Bumps Day 1, 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:51

Crew: M1
Result: Bumped Homerton I

M1 stayed calm and relaxed until impact, executing the days race plan whilst walking away from Magdalene and into Homerton for the bump. We look forward to putting in a good performance tomorrow night and seeing what we can do.

Dan Jones,
Men's Captain


Crew: W1
Result: Rowed over

W1 had an epic row over and Selwyn just could not pass. We hope for a quick bump on Trinity Hall today.

Barbora Janulikova,
Women's Captain


Crew: M2
Result: Rowed over

Churchill M2 got overlap with Robinson II ahead of us and were seconds away from the bump before Robinson bumped the crew ahead of them. Forced to hold it up, we were awarded a technical row over. We'll smash them tomorrow!

Josh Goodman,
Men's Vice Captain


Crew: M3
Result: Bumped Homerton III

Today was the first day our crew has rowed together as an eight. Our first start, outside the plough, felt a little shaky, understandably, but our pace felt good.  The race itself felt much better than the start, with our crew catching Homerton within 500 meters, just before carnage up the river caused a re row. The row home felt really good and with a bump under our belts the crew moral is at an all time high. This makes me very optimistic for the coming days.

Dom Lyons,
M3 Captain


Crew: M4
Result: Bumped by LMBC V

M4 came into the 1st day of bumps optimistic but nervous. With only 2 people who had ever done a full bumps the nerves were high and for some maybe got the better of us. The start was messy and unbalanced so we took a while to get into our stride. Once we were up to speed we began to close on Pembroke IV ahead of us but a strong LMBC came up fast behind us and we were bumped coming into grassy corner. We will learn from our mistakes and get them back tomorrow.

Dan Brock,
M4 Captain