Peterhouse Boat Club

Welcome to the Peterhouse Boat Club Website

Welcome to the Peterhouse Boat Club website. Founded in 1828, the Peterhouse Boat Club is the rowing and sculling club for members of Peterhouse that strive to improve the club's standing in the Lent and May Bumps as well as other competitions on the Cam and further afield. We are very successful, with our First Men's crew 7th in Lent Bumps and our First Women in the top division in both Lent and May.

This website aims to provide infomation about the club, from race results, history and the committee as well as an easy to use system for booking boats or ergs.

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Recent News

May Bumps 2014

Posted by Oliver Wettern on Thursday 23rd October 2014
May Bumps Campaign Race Report - written by Oli Wettern

Where Lent Term training had been disrupted by poor weather conditions, this Easter term was for the most part glorious weather. The worry of snow was replaced by the worry of sun burn, and with the river fully open again the way was clear for increased training – with only the small worry of exams and a hundred other VIIIs to contend with! This is an exciting time for the Club, with change afoot, notably on the alumni side of things. ...

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Henley Royal Regatta

Posted by Oliver Wettern on Tuesday 21st October 2014
Henley Royal Regatta – CULRC pair - written by Andrei Lebed

'Andrei Lebed started rowing two years ago at Peterhouse, and quickly proved a natural. This year he was instrumental both to the CULRC win over Oxford, and to the Peterhouse M1 success in the May Bumps. He continued to train in a lightweight pair over the Easter term, with fellow Cantabrigian Will Hayes, and they qualified for the Henley Royal Regatta.' - Oli Wettern

The CULRC pair beat Thames RC (both ex New Zealand ...

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Lent Bumps 2014

Posted by Oliver Wettern on Monday 20th October 2014
Lent Bumps Campaign Race Report - written by Oli Wettern

After the successes of last year, culminating in the fantastic May Bumps campaigns, this year has been about rebuilding and consolidating the Club. With excellent retention rates among the novices, and a real desire to succeed, training has been hard, but has paid dividends as crews have come together and rowing technique has improved. Unfortunately a combination of poor weather and the partial closure of the Green Dragon footbridge mea ...

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Alumni News

Cross Keys BC

Posted by Rebecca Tsao on Friday 26th October 2012
We're looking for Peterhouse alumni (male AND female) to come back to row as Cross Keys in the Fairbairns this year! Fairbairns takes place on 30th November this year - and what better way to justify all the food and drink at Boat Club Dinner afterwards than racing on the Cam?! Many people will not have rowed for a fair while, so no one expects fitness levels to be great! But it has been great fun in the past, and the riverside is as picturesque as ever.

Email the Development Officer or the Captain of Boats if you're interested ASAP with your preferred rowing side, or whether you're able to cox. [see the committee page for contact details]. Alternatively, if you have his contact details, you can contact David Sawtell who is organising the Cross Keys crews this year.

PBC Joins The Social Network..

Posted by Rebecca Tsao on Monday 21st May 2012
Peterhouse BC has a new Facebook page. Receive updates on events, more photos and classic PBC chat. Like it now!

Adding Alumni News

Posted by Rebecca Tsao on Friday 27th January 2012
PBC is always keen to hear news from alumni - whether it's what you got up to on the river last weekend or if you've recently got married and want the boat club (and other alumni) to know!

If you have any news to share then please email it to the Development Officer at

PBC Development Officer 2012
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