Welcome to the Christ's College Boat Club (CCBC) website. In 1830, the Boat Club was founded, at which time only a few of the Colleges had clubs. In 1887 the Boathouse was built in its present position.
Below you will find news articles of recent club activity. Follow the links down the right hand sidebar or along the top bar to find more information about the club or use the search.

Womens Head of the River 2013-14

The final event for the women's side of the club this year was the Women's Eights Head of the River Race, held on a wonderfully sunny Saturday afternoon. Our full Lents W1 crew raced, finishing an impressive 80th after starting at 141. Provisional results can be viewed on the WeHorr website.

Women's Eights Head of the River Race

On the 15th March, W1 travelled to London to race in the prestigious Women's Eights Head of the River Race. After a fantastic day on the Tideway, they came 80th out of nearly 300 crews, the best result Christ's has ever had. A full race report can be found here:
http://www3.christs.cam.ac.uk/boatclub/race_reports_crew/2520

Some photos from the race can be seen here: http://imperialphotos.co.uk/WeHORR-2014/101-150/NX7B0944 and http://benrodford.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/WeHoRR-2014-Crews-101-1...

Lent Bumps 2013-14

Crew Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Overall
M1 - Rowed Over Bumped Peterhouse M1 Rowed Over Bumped FaT M1 +2
W1 - Rowed Over Bumped Jesus W1 Rowed Over Rowed Over +1
M2 Bumped by Wolfson M1 - Bumped by Darwin M1 Bumped by Corpus M1 Bumped by St Edmund's M1 -4
W2 Bumped Emmanuel W2 - Bumped LMBC W2 Rowed Over Rowed Over +2

Pembroke Regatta 2013-14

Despite over a week of serious training disruption due to the flooding, the final test in the lead up to the Lent Bumps, Pembroke Regatta will be going ahead this Saturday. We have six crews entered, all of whom will be eager to show the competition just what they'll be bringing come bumps week.

Newnham Short Course 2013-14

This weekend saw 5 of our crews racing Newnham Short Course in some very tough conditions. All crews raced well against a very stiff headwind and strong stream, with excellent performances from W2 and W3, both of whom won their respective categories.
Full results are available on the race website: http://www.newnhamcollegeboatclub.co.uk/#/short-course/4533686730

Winter Head to Head 2013-14

Today will be the first race for Christ's this term. All the crews will be eager to show how much benefit we got from our training camp in Aiguebelette. The race takes the form of two back-to-back 2km races, the first from the Railway Bridge to the Motorway Bridge and the second is the reverse of this.
M2 and W2 will be racing in Division 3 at 12.15 and M1 and W1 in Division 4 at 13.45

Five Crustaceans crews in Fairbairns December 2013

Five Crustaceans crews (Alumni of Christ’s College Boat Club) raced in the December 2013 Fairbairns Cup.  43 crew and wives dined at the Fairbairns Crustaceans Supper.

Watch movie on http://youtu.be/Ott37dNauLk   3:30 mins
Pictures on        http://www.flickr.com/photos/90707770@N02/sets/72157638808662424/

6 Christ's Men, and a Dog in a Boat

Watch on http://youtu.be/j0YPSvHmr7s

July 2013 For the fifth year in a row, six 67+ year-old Blades, Alumni of Christ’s College Boat Club, have sculled almost 60 miles, this time from Henley to Richmond in a Quad, in two days, to raise funds for the redevelopment of the Boathouse.

Phasing of the Boathouse Project

In order to start works on the boathouse redevelopment project without delay our architects, Bland Brown and Cole (BB+C), have come up with an inventive plan to split the Boathouse Project into four phases, each complete in itself, but building upon the last, ultimately producing a building as detailed in the original redevelopment plans.

These phases apportion the work accordingly:

Phase One – Demolition of the current VIIIs shed and construction of the new steel building.
Phase Two – Redecoration and refurbishment of the old area of the boathouse. Renewing the bathrooms and changing areas.
Phase Three – Fitting of balcony to the outside of the buildings and creation of new storage for tubs.
Phase Four – Final phase with reassignment of internal spaces to create the layout of rooms as envisioned in plans.

Boathouse Redevelopment

It is over a year since the boathouse redevelopment project was launched at the Blades Gala Regatta. In response to questions from alumni the project has been reappraised and subsequently revised.

The revised plans offer a boathouse which is substantially the same as the initial project, but will be constructed in phases. By phasing the project the amount that needs to be raised before we can start on the project has been dramatically reduced. We have already raised £500,000 towards purchasing a strip of land adjacent to the boathouse, design, planning application, exploratory ground works (all completed) and the construction and fitting out costs of Phase One, and only require an additional £750,000 to see it completed.

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