Wolfson College Boat Club (Cambridge)

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Wolfson College Boat Club
Cambridge boathouses - Corpus, Girton, Sidney & Wolfson.jpg
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°12′38.9″N 0°7′56.71″E / 52.210806°N 0.1324194°E / 52.210806; 0.1324194 (Wolfson College Boat Club)Coordinates: 52°12′38.9″N 0°7′56.71″E / 52.210806°N 0.1324194°E / 52.210806; 0.1324194 (Wolfson College Boat Club)
Home water River Cam
Founded 1968 (1968)
Former names University College Boat Club
Affiliations British Rowing
Website www.wolfsonboatclub.org

Wolfson College Boat Club (WCBC) is the rowing club for members of Wolfson College, Cambridge. The club was founded in 1968 as University College Boat Club and became Wolfson in 1973 (along with the renaming of the college). The clubs shares a boathouse on the River Cam with the college boat clubs of Corpus Christi, Girton and Sidney Sussex. For the majority of the decade the clubs men's and women's first boats have stood in Division 2 of the May and Lent bumps.


Starting as a mixed eight (4 men, 4 women), with a female coxswain, in 1968 the crew made its way through the Getting-On race and into the May Bumps. In the 1969 May Bumps Wolfson claimed blades, managing to move up six positions with an over-bump. The 1970 Lents crew also won blades. In the 1970 Mays Wolfson commanded a sandwich position between the 4th and 5th divisions and was coached by Johan Schreiner - a Norwegian international oarsman.[1]

In the 1971 Lents the club won blades once again.[2]

In 2015 May Bumps, M1 and M2 won blades.[3]

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  1. ^ "University College Boat Club". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wolfson Review" (PDF). Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Cambridge, Wolfson College (2015). "Wolfson Review 2015 No. 39" (PDF). Wolfson College, Cambridge. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 

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