Caius are fortunate to have the best selection of eights of any Cambridge club, thanks mainly to generous benefactors.

Men’s Side

  • The Men’s First Boat rows the Jack McDonald (pictured below), a 2010 wing-rigged Empacher, a generous donation from the club’s president Martin Wade.
  • The Men’s Second Boat rows the Jimmy Altham, named after our current Senior Treasurer and long-time alumnus, an Empacher.
  • The Tony Baker, a Janousek Eight named after our long-serving Caian hero boatman is used by the lower boats.

Women’s Side

  • The Women’s First Boat rows the Melissa Wilson, named after the rower who went from being a novice at Caius to being selected for the GB Olympic team in 2020, a brand new Filippi.
  • The Women’s Second Boat rows the Pippa Rogerson, a Janousek Eight named after our new Master, the first female Master for Gonville & Caius College.

Other Boats

There are a few other Eights that are not used exclusively by either side:

  • The Neil McKendrick
  • John Lehman

We also have a handful of smaller boats, used for technical sessions or for small boats regattas:

  • A Swift four
  • The Anne Lyon and the Alice Cheng, both stern-loaded Empacher fours
  • The Christopher Humm and the Julia Humm, both Wintech pairs/doubles
  • An unnamed lightweight Wintech pair/double
  • The Simon Suess, a Carl Douglas double
  • Six single sculls