Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club

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Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
LocationCambridge, United Kingdom
Home waterRiver Cam and River Great Ouse
Founded1974 (1974)
AffiliationsBritish Rowing
Henley Boat Races
Notable members

Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club (CULRC) is the University rowing club for lightweight male oarsmen at the University of Cambridge. In past years it has fielded two crews to race against Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club (OULRC) in the Henley Boat Races: the lightweight Blue Boat and Granta, the lightweight reserve crew.

CULRC has raced OULRC, its Oxford counterpart, since 1975. The reserve boat, Granta, first raced Nephthys in 2000, although the club decided not to field a Granta crew since 2007.

For a brief period in 1999 - 2002 there was an active old boys club "Farmer" whose finest race was beating the 1999 Nephthys crew by 2L.[citation needed]

In April 2020 it was agreed that CULRC would combine with the openweight men's club CUBC and the women's club CUWBC into one club.[1]

Past Crews[edit]

This is a partial list of CULRC crews who have raced the men's lightweight boat race against Oxford [2][3][4] [5]

Date Result Winning time Winning margin (lengths) Crew (rowers are listed left to right in boat position from bow to stroke, followed by the cox)
1975 Won R. Bates, T, Rossiter, N. Burnett, D. Reddaway, D. Dumbell, R. Greatorex, J. Barter, M. Archer, A Elgood
1976 Lost P. Summers, P. Watson, M. Rockel, I. Pritchard, F. Suess, R. Greatorex, J. Watson, J. Hare, A. Narula
1977 Lost I. Pritchard, W. Bradbury, J. Hutton, D. Jennings, P. Summers, J. Hare, F. Suess, P. Watson, J. Till
1978 Won 5:48 2/3 P. Ainsworth, B. Booth, N. Thomas, S. Phillips, A. Parks, P. Munro-Faure, P. Watson, A. Hay, P. Smith
1979 Won 5.39 2/3 J. Chauncy, S. Trowell, A. Dunlop, B. Booth, J. Ambrose, D. Jennings, C. Hyatt, S. Worth, A. Bustany
1980 Won 2 Steve Jones, Steve Brown, Simon Bowden, Ian Nissenbaum, Neil Smilth, Dale Jennings, Tony Williams, Rob Robinson, Alan Bustani
1981 Won Canvas Rob Howlett, Rory Seaton, Simon Bowden, Steve Brown, Simon Cole, Charlie Winslade, Steve Jones, Chris Harris, Joe Sell
1982 Won Jeremy Arnold, Ian Brown, James Cox, Chris Harris, Ewen Wigley, Ric Paige, Dave Pocock, Steve Jones, Julien Hartley
1983 Won 6:53 3 Adrian Manning, John Stephenson, Ed Piggott, Richard Millett, David McGinnis, Tim Lucas, Steve Jones, Guy Eastaugh, Henry Dunlop
1984 Won 1⅓ Jeremy H.Boardman, Tim Raffle, Nicholas E.S.Bugg, Martin White, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Stephen Williams, John Stebbing, Neil S.P..Blundell, Henry W. Dunlop.
1985 Won 6 ft Piers Copham, Andrew Hobart, Bruce Braithwaite, David Wright, Andrew Kelly, Martin White, Roberto Townshend, Paul Sansome, Andrew Holmes
1986 Won 2 Mark Binns, Ian Cammack, Andrew Hobart, Jerry Dawes, Henry Elkington, Julian Hanson, Rod Peters, Chris Jacob, John Benford
1987 Won 6:09 ½ Charlie Rowley, John Wilson, Mark Ingham, David Calder, Richard Morgan, James Irvine, Jeremy Dawes, Rod Hiorns, Keven Mentzel
1988 Won B. Potterill, A.C King, A.D Oberreit, R.P.D Foster, P.J Gordon, R.E Hiorns, A.G Hobart, J.P.H Entwisle, Miss J.A Horne
1989 Won 5:51 P.H Gillespie, C.I Pritchard, A.J Rowell, D.R.P Vye, C.J Meyrick, M Cross, B.R Potterill, R.P.D Foster, N Harris
1990 Won 6:40 P.H Gillespie, A.J Bird, D.J Lipson, A.R Wiliams, D.M.P Height, A.G Goyder, T.W Owen, C.I. Pritchard, K.V Haslett
1991 Won 6:39 P Woodburn, R Rayward, J Milne, M Dickinson, R Williams, R Quickfall, S Johns, M Tovell, R Reeve
1992 Lost 5:40 D.H.B Burgess, A.R Kennedy, P.J Woodburn, R.P Tett, N.L.G Hopley, J.S Riley, A.H.R Stewart, M Tovell, F Pritchard
1993 Won 5:39 ½ S.A.S Walker, C.K Vincent, S.C.R Donne, S Jose, A.J Kuropatwa, C Harris, D.H.R Burgess, M.J Webb, S.Patel
1994 Lost 5:35 ¾ Andy Jones, George Gilbert, Hari Jayram, Tim Rollingsonn, Zac Peake, Matt Webb, Sim Fuller, Oliver Kuropatwa, Ian Cragg-Hine
1995 Won 5:29 Mike Lea, Dan Oldfield, J. Smallwood, Matt Rayham, M.R Clarke, Rod Chisholm, Matt Webb, Wayne Baker, Laura Marx
1996 Lost NRO disq Charlie Tavener, Tom Killick, Tom Middleton, Mike "Buck" Rogers, Hari Jayaram, Edwin Truesdale, Jamie Sporle, Bruce Perry, Jason Yeung
1997 Lost 5:49 1 Jon Key, Tom Killick, Dave Lowish, Martin Hoather, Trond Bustnes, Justin Slater, Dan Darley, Bruce Perry, Zack Taylor
1998 Won 5:45 ½ David Tait, Marten Brelen, Bruce Perry, Alex O'Reilly, Nick de Pennington, Martin Hoather, Tom Latter, Tom Killick, Laura Watkins
1999 Lost 5:31 James Porter, David Tait, Dave Lowish, Mike Rogers, Nick de Pennington, Matt Arnold, Tom Latter, Matt Newland, Brad Parr
2000 Won 5:40 2 Chris Wright, Alex Aitkin, Pete Forester, Luke Lewis, Garan Jenkin, Jamie Bottomley, Nick English, Jon Hickey, Alex Johnson-Marshall
2001 Won 6:33 4 Alex Brooks, Chris Morgan, Andy Adams, Alex Knott, Nick English, Jamie Bottomley, Charlie Bourne, Alex Higham, Eleanor Griggs
2002 Lost 5:21 2 Rob Ennals, Oli Watkins, Simon Case, Alex Higham, Lawrence Taylor, Ian Craig, Charles Bourne, Jamie Bottomley, Vanessa Murrie
2003 Lost 5:55 Alex Summers, Joe Grundy, Jeremy Boote, Charlie Reid, Alex Hamilton, Doug Perrin, Lawrence Taylor, Owen Richards, Holly Rogers
2004 Lost 5:36 ½ Doug Perrin, Alex Summers, Andy Hudson, Geoff Ball, Simon Kerr, Nick Armitage, Geoff Roberts, Tom Dyson, Rebecca Dowbiggin
2005 Lost 5:51 (6:07) 3 (4.5) Colin Prue (Churchill), Alex Summers (Trinity), Simon Evans (Girton), John Winny (St Cath's), Tim Perera (St Cath's), John Prendergast (Wolfson), George Wallis (St Johns), Tom Dyson (Robinson), Dyfan Howells (Selwyn); Spares: Gerald Weldon (St Johns), Ed Stanley (Churchill), Leonard Goldstein (Girton)
April 1, 2006 Lost 5:18 Rafael Mora, Ed Pain, Emmanuel Moll, Jon Winny, John Davies, Will Buttinger, Ian Sealey, Callum Stewart
April 1, 2007 Lost 3:44 1 Christopher Kerr, Sam Thompson, Ian Sealey, James Fulcher, George Blessley, Jon Stockton, Charlie Pitt-Ford, Will Calvert, Dave White
March 23, 2008 Lost 6:15 John Kyffin, James Fulcher, Ben Thomas, Peter Herrick, Alex Markham, George Blessley, Mark Aldred, Christopher Kerr, Ted Randolph
March 22, 2009 Won 5:49 3 Christopher Kerr, John Kiely, Alistair Chappelle, Mark Aldred, George Blessley, John Hale, Iain Rist, Donald Evans, Elizabeth Box
March 28, 2010 Won 5:28 2 ft Christopher Kerr, Matt Lawes, Christopher Bellamy, Iain Rist, Charlie Pitt-Ford, Tom Coker, Alistair Chappelle, John Hale, Ruth Coverdale
March 27, 2011 Lost 5:54 Canvas Sam Blackwell, Charlie Adams, Rupert Price, Sam Hayes, Christopher Bellamy, John Hale, Piran Tedbury, Olli Lupton, Katie Phillips
March 25, 2012 Won 6:00 ¾ James Wedlake, Martin Kubie, Simon Morris, Matthew White, Charlie Pitt-Ford, Piran Tedbury, Rupert Price, Nicolas Kernick, Michael Hook
March 24, 2013 Lost 6:49 1⅔[6] William Handy, Christopher Kerr, Nikodem Szumilo, Nicolas Kernick, Andrzej Hunt, James Wedlake, Simon Morris, William Kenyon, Jonathon Dean[7]
March 30, 2014 Won 5:30 [8] Greg Street, Emanuel Malek, James Green, Andrei Lebed, Nikodem Szumilo, William Hayes, Giovanni Bergamo Andreis, Andrzej Hunt, Callum Mantell[9]
April 5, 2015 Won 5:55 4 ft[10] Tim Rademacher, Thomas Wileman, Moritz Matthey, Lawrence Clare, Charlie Cullen, Archie Wood, Raffaele Nicholas Russo, Tom Chess, Alistair Nelson[11]
March 19, 2016 Won 6:19[12] Easily[13] Ben Mackworth, Thomas Wileman, Jamie Brown, Sam Philpott, Theo Clark, Charlie Cummins, Charlie Cullen, Giovanni Bergamo Andreis, Sneha Naik[14]
March 26, 2017 Won 6:07 Chris Jones, Robbie Sewell, Zenas van Veldhoven, Charlie Cummins, Ben Mackworth, Sam Philpott, Jamie Brown, Giovanni Bergamo Andreis, Dom Hall
March 19, 2018 Won 6:26 Calum McRae, Julian Sproßmann, Zenas van Veldhoven, Neil Paul, Theo Weinberger, Felix Koninx, Ben Mackworth, Sam Philpott, Juliet Armstrong
March 23, 2019 Lost 17:44 Peter Taylor, Teague Smith, Freddy Markanday, Sam Armstrong, Daumantas Kavolis, Tom Roe, Jonathan Vibhishanan, Michael Diggin, Jack Mason

Reserve crews (Granta)[edit]

This is a partial list of CULRC Granta crews who have been reserves, spares or participants in the CULRC Squads.

Date Result Race Type Winning time Winning margin (lengths) Crew (rowers are listed left to right in boat position from bow to stroke, followed by the cox)
2014 Spares Ben Phelps (Jesus), Ben Swan (Caius)
March 13, 2016 Won IVx- [15] Barney Plummer (Trinity), James Green(Churchill), Haofeng Xu(St John's), Brennan Heames(Downing)
March 26, 2017 Won VIII 5:38 3.5 [16] Jon Swain (Clare), Ed Nash (Caius), Sam Pettinger-Harte (Selwyn), James Wood (Trinity Hall), Jake Rowe (Trinity) (Granta Captain), Hugo Ventham (Homerton), George Hawkswell (Caius), Nicholas Rice (Magdalene), Juliet Armstrong (Trinity)
March 18, 2018 Won IV+ 7:24 1 Jonathan Shoesmith (Peterhouse), Nicholas Rice (Magdalene), Hugo Ventham (Homerton), Thomas Roe (Emmanuel), Catriona Bourne Swinton Hunter (Magdalene)

International representation[edit]

  • 2016 Rio — Mark Aldred GBR LM4-
  • 2014 World Rowing Championships, Amsterdam — Mark Aldred GBR LM4- - Bronze
  • 2013 World Rowing Championships, Chungju — Mark Aldred GBR LM2- - Bronze
  • 2012 London — Roderick Chisholm (rower) Aus LM2x - 13th place [17]
  • 2008 Beijing — Roderick Chisholm (rower) Aus LM4- - 9th place [18]
  • 2004 Athens — Nick English GB LM4- - 13th place [19]
  • 2000 Sydney — Tom Middleton GB LM2x - 14th place [20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "University Boat Clubs to combine – CUBC". Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ Archive of old web site giving crews prior to 2003
  3. ^ "2008 Crew from Henley Boat Races Website". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  4. ^ "2009 Crew from Henley Boat Races Website". Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  5. ^ Crew lists, time and distance for 1978 and 1979 crews taken from decorated blades and race programmes
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2014-04-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  13. ^ Cambridge Lwt Rowing [@CULRC] (19 March 2016). "Great day at the @HenleyBoatRaces. Well done to the 2016 @CULRC crew beating Oxford by 17seconds #easily #verdict #hardworkpaidoff" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  17. ^ Rod Chisholm at Sports Reference
  18. ^ Rod Chisholm at Sports Reference
  19. ^ Nick English at Sports Reference
  20. ^ Tom Middleton at Sports Reference

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