What We Offer

Team Racing
Team racing activities are concentrated in the first two terms of each year, leaving the Easter Term free for exams and more relaxed sailing - apart from participation in the Wilson Trophy. The squad comprises three or four mixed teams, with an occasional ladies-only team for Ladies BUSA/Nationals and the Varsity Match. We train in our Fireflies at Grafham Water several times a week, normally at weekends but sometimes on a Wednesday, and head off every couple of weeks to events at universities and sailing clubs all over the country. Team racing is a Blues sport and Cambridge teams enter the country's most prestigious events, including BUSA (the British University Sailing Association Team Racing Championships), UKTRA (the UK Open Team Racing Championships), and the Wilson Trophy - as well as contesting the annual Varsity Match, of course.

Trials run on the second weekend of the Michaelmas term. To get involved, find us at the Freshers Fair, or use this online form (opens a new window) to register your interest.

Dinghy Sailing
Dinghy Sailing exists to cater for all those who cannot commit to the several days a week demanded by Team Racing, but still want to sail and race dinghies close to Cambridge. We welcome sailors of any ability, and run beginner and more advanced tuition to RYA training standards.

The Section shares the Club's Fireflies with the Team Racers. In addition, we hire boats such as Fevas and Laser 2000's from Grafham Water SC - our home base. We also have access to plenty of wetsuits and buoyancy aids. To get involved, find us at the Freshers Fair, or use this online form (opens a new window) to register your interest.

Windsurfing
The Windsurfing section's activities range from teaching complete beginners through to taking part in international events. We have experienced wave-sailors in our ranks and several qualified instructors too. Trips include single days sailing, manic weekend missions and full-on week holidays in warmer climes. We also contest the annual Varsity Match - for which Half Blues can be awarded. Regular beginner training sessions take place at Grafham Water.

Off the water, we are even stronger. No-one parties quite as hard as us. We believe the social side of windsurfing is as important as the sailing side, because it brings the Club together and makes everything more fun. We offer something for every board sailor. To get involved, find us at the Freshers Fair, or use this online form (opens a new window) to register your interest.

Alumni Supporters
Alumni Supporter status is aimed at 'old' Cruising Club and University members who enjoyed their time sailing at Cambridge, or have taken up sailing later in life. Alumni financial support is vital to the ongoing success of the Club. A newsletter is published several times a year to keep alumni members informed about the activities of the Club, including its events and functions, and there are regular social evenings in London. Most Club news items appear on the Alumni website (opens in a new window).

Finding Out More

The CUCrC always has a strong presence at the Freshers Fair, held in the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre at the start of the Michaelmas term. Be sure to come along and talk to us - we will be easy to spot with a boat outside and a large burgee inside.

How To Join

Sign up for a taster session at Grafham (opens in a new window) - first Saturday or Sunday of the Michaelmas term, and come to the CUCrC Squash. Details of time and place will be provided closer to the time by email, on the web, and on fliers at the Freshers Fair. Use this online form (opens a new window) to put yourself on our emailing list. If you want to join now, use the Club's membership management website (opens in a new window).