Cambridge Boat Club

established 1909

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Welcome to the Cambridge Boat Club!

CBC Boathouse 2002 Established in 1909, the Cambridge Boat Club is a not-for-profit rowing and social club with 325 members who compete in regattas around the world. The club is also active in various community outreach programs; cleaning up the Charles River; supporting other rowing organizations on the river including Cambridge Rindge & Latin Rowing, G-Row and Community Rowing; and extending use of our facilities to Senior Citizens and area-wide charity organizations.



CBC Members, Children and their Guests are Invited to Attend

The Cambridge Boat Club Annual Holiday Party


Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Come gather and kick off the holiday season at this annual event.  Entertainment for the children starts at 3:15 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa at 4:00.  Holiday treats and beverages for children and adults will be served.


Attendees are encouraged to bring a new toy for the CBC “Toys for Tots” outreach program that distributes toys to needy Cambridge families.

Candidates for Membership November 2014

Candidates For Membership November 2014

Membership Committee - Candidate Posting


The following are eligible for membership of the Club, effective November 25, 2014 (sponsors in parentheses):


John Langermann(Nigel Gallaher, Tom Darling)

Adrienne Moore(Beth Mooney, Jeannie Watson)

Donna Knight- (Chris Richards, Andy Sacchetti)

Ruth Loetterie(Chantal Eide, Carol Anastasi)


Club members with comments about anyone on this list are encouraged to contact the Chair of the Membership Committee.

The deadline for receipt of applications to be considered at the February 2015 meeting of the Membership Committee is January 31, 2015.  We anticipate a waitlist will start in February.

If you are considering sponsoring someone:

-       First:  read the instructions posted on the CBC website 

-       Contact the Committee Chair and let her know whom you plan to sponsor

-       Make sure one of the sponsors attends volunteer activities with the applicant  

-       Start the process early

Sunday Night Supper


Featuring Presentation by Local Cartoonist Sage Stossel

And Rowing & Social Award Presentations 

This Sunday, November 16

Beginning at 5:30 PM 

The Sunday Night Supper will feature graphic novelist and political cartoonist Sage Stossel, who draws cartoons for The Atlantic and has written several graphic novels.

With images from the book, she will describe her recent graphic novel Starling, a humorous tale featuring a flawed female super heroine whose real-world life is nothing like the bland existence of Clark Kent.  Click here for Harvard Magazine article featuring Sage and her work.

The Rowing and Social Awards will also be presented during this Sunday Night Supper.

5:30 wassail  ~  6:30 scrapple  ~  7:30 Stossel

Potluck Supper (by last name initial)

A-F Entrée or casserole ~  G-N Salad or vegetable ~  O-Z Hors d'oeuvres

Dessert will be provided ~  Guests welcome

Wine Dinner #54: Another Side of Burgundy

Saturday, November 8th, 2014, from 5:45 P.M.
Our milestone Wine Dinner #50 in 2012 featured a gala taste treat of Bordeaux.  So,
it ‘s only fitting to be kicking off our 20th Anniversary Season with a rare fascinating 
look at some other of the most beloved and popular wines in France, namely,
the luxurious, sensuous Grand Cru bottlings of Burgundian Beaujolais. And, while
the price of most French burgundies today has soared well beyond the reach of many
of us, the good news is that these high-end Beaujolais vintages are still comparatively
affordable gems of Burgundian pedigree. Hoping you will join us for this 20th landmark
season special, and thanks for your many many years of loyal and generous interest.
5:45 Kickoff reception with aperitifs, abundant hors d’oeuvres, French melodies
 6:45 Tasting adventure of artisan Beaujolais and indigenous Burgundian styles 
 7:45 Hearty four-course Burgundy banquet with additional special wine pairing
                        (vegetarian entrées available with five-day advance notice)
   RSVPs by November 4th to:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 617/ 547-1933
 Reservations required:  First 120 respondents, both members and guests: $70/per  
    (Cash or checks made out to C.B.C. are payable at the door)
No Shows will be billed and no cancellations accepted after Nov 5th

Upcoming Regattas

2014 Racing Schedule

Here's the list of upcoming races for this year. Click on this link to open the pdf list that you can then download or print.

Can't find what you're looking for? Check out Regatta Central and Row2k for more regatta listings.

*Any missing entry deadlines or contact information have not yet been posted by the regatta organizers. The Rowing Committee will update this list on the CBC website as more information becomes available.

Rowing Technique - Workshop

These are the notes from the workshop that Boris held on Saturday 4th February 2012. There are links to some interesting videos


A Brief History of Cambridge Boat Club

Cambridge Boat Club was founded by civic minded Cantabrigians who gathered to create a common resource for athletics and socializing. The club was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on April 7th, 1909. Its declared purpose was to "encourage athletic exercises, boating and yachting and to establish and maintain a place for social meetings".

This is the era when people began to formally take notice of the importance of individuals and groups to marshall their forces, in stewardship of the nation's open spaces and recreational lands. It is the time of Teddy Roosevelt's Presidency, the establishment of many of our great national parks and the environmental movement so capably espoused by the impassioned photography of Walter Muir. Mount Auburn Cemetery and Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace are still in their infancy.