Peterhouse Boat Club

Welcome to the Peterhouse Boat Club Website

Welcome to the Peterhouse Boat Club website. Founded in 1828, the Peterhouse Boat Club is the rowing and sculling club for members of Peterhouse that strive to improve the club's standing in the Lent and May Bumps as well as other competitions on the Cam and further afield. We are very successful, with our First Men's crew 7th in Lent Bumps and our First Women in the top division in both Lent and May.

This website aims to provide infomation about the club, from race results, history and the committee as well as an easy to use system for booking boats or ergs.

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Recent News

Michaelmas 2013 - Senior Men

Posted by Andrei Lebed on Tuesday 14th January 2014

This term started with problems that continued to pester us all the way through: injury and side-issues. Due to this two members had to double up.

The first race, of the IV-B, went of stroke rate 36 and settle there. Although originally feeling good the fast start hit us as we passed the Plough, resulting in the rate dropping to about 31. From there it was a struggle to the finish, but we kept our form and pushed all the way through. Not a bad start o ...

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Michaelmas 2013 - Novice Men

Posted by Andrei Lebed on Tuesday 14th January 2014
Novice Men Rowing Report - written by Jack Lewis and Tim Beach
This term saw Jack and I take on the challenge of training 16 novice men the rowing basics ready for their blades campaign in the Lent bumps.
After another successful BBQ at the beginning of term, the commitment, enthusiasm and determination of the 16 who willingly (although perhaps naively) signed the dotted line at no point wavered, and not one missed a single session.
By week 3 we were already rowing all 8, the structure of the ...

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Michaelmas 2013 - Novice Women

Posted by Andrei Lebed on Friday 27th December 2013
Race Report written by Oli Wettern, LBO

The term has been an extremely productive one for the Novice Women, proving that success can be attained without having to undergo the cold hinterland of Michaelmas term early-morning outings! The squad quickly settled into a keen and motivated group of eleven, who along with a fresh crop of novice coxes, have developed a real sense of teamwork in the course of the term.
The first few weeks went well, with the crew progressing extremely quickly to rowi ...

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Alumni News

Cross Keys BC

Posted by Rebecca Tsao on Friday 26th October 2012
We're looking for Peterhouse alumni (male AND female) to come back to row as Cross Keys in the Fairbairns this year! Fairbairns takes place on 30th November this year - and what better way to justify all the food and drink at Boat Club Dinner afterwards than racing on the Cam?! Many people will not have rowed for a fair while, so no one expects fitness levels to be great! But it has been great fun in the past, and the riverside is as picturesque as ever.

Email the Development Officer or the Captain of Boats if you're interested ASAP with your preferred rowing side, or whether you're able to cox. [see the committee page for contact details]. Alternatively, if you have his contact details, you can contact David Sawtell who is organising the Cross Keys crews this year.

PBC Joins The Social Network..

Posted by Rebecca Tsao on Monday 21st May 2012
Peterhouse BC has a new Facebook page. Receive updates on events, more photos and classic PBC chat. Like it now!

Adding Alumni News

Posted by Rebecca Tsao on Friday 27th January 2012
PBC is always keen to hear news from alumni - whether it's what you got up to on the river last weekend or if you've recently got married and want the boat club (and other alumni) to know!

If you have any news to share then please email it to the Development Officer at

PBC Development Officer 2012
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