2018 May Bumps

This year represents a very special year for the Wolfson College Boat Club - we are 50 years old! Please join us to celebrate.

Although rowing at the University of Cambridge extends back to the origins of the modern day sport, this year the Wolfson College Boat Club (WCBC) will celebrate fifty years of rowing achievements. The Boat Club's first crew, in 1968, consisted of five women (including the coxswain) and four men. Over the past fifty years we have gone on to establish highly competitive racing crews for both men and women studying at the college.

We are very proud of our short but rich history. In 1968, Wolfson College Boat Club had the first female coxswain to cox in the Men's Bumps Races at Cambridge. Soon after this it became a common sight to see females coxing mens' crews in Cambridge, eventually leading to a female cox in The Boat Race in 1981.

This year, the Club had a very successful Lent Bumps (despite the stormy weather) and we are hopeful for a good result in the May Bumps.


Please join us for this year's May Bumps


Support Your Crew!
With 50 proud years under our oars, we are now looking to the next 50! We are fundraising for a new boat for the Women's Crew, who we have seen row strength to strength over the years and, with your help, are only set to get stronger.
If you would like to make a donation to this appeal, please do so by clicking the button below.

The Bumps Marquee, Friday 15 June
The Bumps Weekend kicks off with a bang with our usual Bumps Marquee. This year we want to see more of you than ever before to help us celebrate fifty years of racing! We would love if you and the whole family could join us for a day out of the office in The Osier Holt by the riverside in Fen Ditton. Your ticket includes two glasses of bubbly and a share in our riverside snacks.
You are also encouraged to bring along a picnic.
For more information and to book, please click on the button below.

50th Anniversary Boat Club Dinner, Saturday, 16 June
The evening will begin at 6:30pm, with a Drinks Reception and club photographs being taken in the Betty Wu Garden. At 7:30pm dinner will commence in the Dining Hall. The evening will conclude with a Bop organised by WCSA in the Club Room.
For more information and to book, please click on the button below.

Bank Party, Wednesday 13 June - Saturday 16 June
Join The Bank Party in a bike ride along the riverbank, following the Bumps as they go! This will be taking place each day of the bumps, however places are quite limited and a Boat Club pass is required to take part. You also need to be a confident cyclist!
For more information, or to register, please email the WCBC Captain

Rowing Session, Sunday 17 June
We have received enthusiastic interest from alumni to organise a rowing session for old members of WCBC (and other ex-rowers), so we have decided to do exactly that! Come down to the boat house in the morning of Sunday 17 June for a fun and relaxed rowing outing with WCBC alumni. This session is open to all and we are looking forward to seeing you on the river!
For more information, or to register, please email the WCBC Captain.