University of Cambridge

The new Cambridge University Boathouse



Cambridge rowing has a new home – this £5million boathouse opened on Saturday and will house three of the University’s best known boat clubs, including those due to face Oxford in the Boat Race next April.
The squads will undergo months of training here throughout the winter in preparation for those Races, which will be watched by more than 6m people around the world.
With state of the art bays, hot showers and a fully equipped kitchen, the new boathouse is a far cry from the facilities that have housed Cambridge boat race crews for generations, with some having made do with little more than a shed.

This boathouse represents nearly a decade of fundraising from more than 450 alumni and friends of the three clubs who will now training there – the Cambridge University Boat Club, Women’s Boat Club and Lightweight Rowing Club

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