Caius Boat Club, founded in 1827, is the rowing club of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, and is the largest Sports team in Caius, with more freshers starting rowing than any other sport or club.
We hold a strong position as one of the fastest rowing teams in Cambridge. In the 2020/21 season, the 1st Women’s VIII won the June Eights Regatta, which took place in lieu of May Bumps, and went on to successfully qualify in the top half of boats at Henley Women’s Regatta. Meanwhile, the 1st Men’s VIII came 2nd in their division of the June Eights Regatta, while the 2nd Men’s VIII was the fastest 2nd boat on the river, with both crews going on to race in the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. The success in the June Eights Regatta also spread throughout the 2nd Women’s VIII, the 1st Novice Women’s VIII and the 1st Novice Men’s VIII, who all went on to win their respective divisions. We pride ourselves on taking students from their first strokes all the way to representing the university and Caius regularly sees its lightweight and heavyweight athletes racing in The Boats Races. Every year many students join Caius who already row, and become members of a strong squad system.
Row For Caius!
Anyone is welcome to row for Caius. Find out more about getting involved!
If you already row, and are thinking of applying to Caius, then contact our Captain of Boats for information and advice.
The Boat Club
The club also hosts the college’s fireworks night, runs the boatie cocktails, swaps regularly with the boat clubs of other colleges and runs the termly Boat Club Dinners.
For any enquiries, ranging from learning to row to sponsorship, please feel free to contact a member of the committee.
Caius Boat Club has a proud partnership with Puregym – the UK’s largest gym operator, with two gyms in Cambridge! For more information on PureGym, visit our page here, the PureGym website, or the PureGym blog!