Welcome to Clare Boat Club!

Clare Boat Club, founded in 1831, is the rowing club of Clare College and the largest sports society at Clare. One of the oldest college boat clubs, Clare Boat Club is a friendly, sociable and competitive boat club. We have a long history of success on the River Cam, and students of all levels are encouraged to participate in races throughout the academic year.

Learn to row and cox

We run courses for complete beginners at the start of every Michaelmas and Easter term; rowing is free for everyone at Clare and a great way to meet people from all years and courses.

Clare Boat Club also runs a flexible and competitive programme for experienced rowers and regularly competes for the top honours in college competitions. CBC has a rich history of providing representatives for the Cambridge University boat clubs both in the Boat Races and other national competitions.

Relics Regatta

Clare Boat Club warmly invites all Boat Club Alumni and guests to the next biennial Relics' Regatta on Saturday 20th of April 2024. An afternoon of rowing, with your choice of a gentle paddle or something more energetic, will be followed by a Boat Club Dinner in Hall.

To find out more about Relics Regatta, click here.

Support CBC

Clare Boat Club is indebted to an incredible community of current students and college alumni who make such a valuable contribution to the running of CBC. To find out more about how you can support Clare Boat Club, click here or contact us.

Clare Novices' Regatta

Clare Novices’ Regatta takes place in Michaelmas Term and provides many novice rowers with an exciting first experience of side-by-side racing on the River Cam. For more information on this knockout competition please click here.

Contact us

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