In summer 2017, Lucy Cavendish College Boat Club came into its own by separating from Hughes Hall. We’re now asking for your help to build on our rowing successes to date.


Engaging over 12% of the College's student population, the Lucy rowing community thrives through the Boat Club’s excellent training programme. In the past two years, the Club has won three sets of University Blades in the Cambridge University Bumps Races and has been in the top 100 crews in the Women's Head of the River Race in London, the largest sporting event for women in the world. Taking women from never having rowed before to racing on the Thames in under 6 months, we welcome rowers of any ability and offer a remarkable sporting culture.

W2, LCCBCLCCBC needs the following to help keep it afloat:

  • a new boat - £21,115
  • 8 blades - £3,200
  • a cox box - £900
  • 1 year of storage - £1,000

With the power of collective support we can achieve so much. Contributions of any size will be very much appreciated by our current crews and the many generations of Lucy rowers to come! Please also rest assured that 100 percent of all donations will go towards the Boat Club.

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"I struggle to express how much impact rowing has had to me both personally and academically.  The passion and love I have for the sport, drives the discipline and dedication I give to my studies and vice versa.  The women on my team are daily examples of poise, grace, kindness, and strength and I am grateful for every moment I spend with them.  They make me better in every sense of the word. The purchase of new equipment will enable our current and future rowers to continue to thrive and to get Lucy’s name out there! We are so grateful to so many members of the College community for their continued support." ­– April Bowman, President of LCCBC