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. This was highlighted in the 2021/22 season May Bumps, where the Men’s 1st VIII retained headship, with the Women’s 1st VIIIs bumping up two places to 2nd on the river. There was also notable success from lower boats, with both the Women’s 2nd and 3rd VIII obtaining blades (+4), and Caius being the only college with five Women’s crews qualifying to compete.
Lent bumps 2022 also saw considerable success for Caius, with the Women’s 1st VIII winning blades (+4) whilst the Men’s first VIII bumped up one to 2nd place. Both side’s 2nd VIII’s came close to blades, achieving +3. Again, Caius highlighted the depth of our squad being the only college with four women’s.
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.
Caius Boat Club is well funded and runs a large boathouse on the River Cam, containing top of the range racing shells, a fully equipped weight lifting gym and host of other fitness equipment.
For any enquiries, ranging from learning to row to sponsorship, please feel free to contact a member of the committee.
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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!