Winter Newsletter & 125th Anniversary – January 2018

The Club's 125th Anniversary year is here! You should already have the red-letter day of Saturday 21 April in your diary. Now is the moment to follow up with a booking for the Random Pairs event during the day at Grafham, and for the Anniversary Dinner at Darwin College in the evening. It is also a good moment to book accommodation in your College for the Saturday night - term does not start until the following Tuesday.

Autumn Alumni Newsletter (125th Anniversary) – October 2017

Put Saturday 21 April 2018 in your diary now! That is when the Club will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary - 125 years of Sailing, 50 years of Ladies Sailing, and 40 years of Windsurfing at Cambridge. Jo Lucas is organising a Random Pairs Team Racing event during the day and there will be a dinner in Darwin College in the evening. If there is a good breeze, some windsurfers might also take to the water ...

Summer Newsletter – July 2017

Congratulations to Cambridge on making a clean sweep of the recent 100th Varsity Match at Itchenor (4-0 for the Men and 4-1 for the Ladies). Excellent weather and superb organisation made it a truly memorable event - a big 'thank you' to all those whose efforts, on and off the water, made this match one to remember. A full report and gallery of photographs are on the O&CSS website (opens in a new window).

Spring Newsletter – May 2017

Places are filling up fast for the 100th Varsity Match Dinner at Itchenor SC on Friday 7th July. Book through the Itchenor Club Office by by calling 01243 512400 or emailing office@itchenorsailingclub.co.uk. Full details are on the O&CSS website (opens in a new window).

Winter Newsletter – February 2017

Cambridge made a brilliant and determined start to their 2017 BUSA campaign with all 3 teams making it through to the finals during the Midlands Qualifiers event held at Grafham on 4/5 February. To add insult to injury, the Cambridge teams finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall! Congratulations to all 18 sailors - a report and gallery of photographs is on the website. Also many thanks to the team of helpers, commanded by Event Director Bryan Ormond (Pembroke 2012) and PRO Tim Palmer (St Catharines 2011), who made the event such a success for all the 17 teams participating.

End-of-Term Newsletter – December 2016

With some 60 members, the CU Cruising Club has had an active and successful term, culminating in the election of a new President, Mike Hayles (Churchill 1962) and a new Senior Committee Member, Michael John Gifford (Caius 1997). Earlier in the term we said a grateful good-bye to our retiring President Ian Liddell (St Johns 1957).

Autumn Newsletter – November 2016

Another year has started at Cambridge with great recruiting activity and 65 people participating in the Taster Weekend. As always, a report and photographs are on the website. A week earlier, a Cambridge Early 00s team won the O&CSS Generations Event and the current Cambridge team came 3rd, well ahead of Oxford - see the O&CSS website for full details. And, while not wanting to brag about such things, we note that there were 3 CUCrC sailors competing in the recent Endeavour Trophy, with Nick Craig coming 2nd, Roger Gilbert 4th, and Luke and Emma McEwen 17th out of 25 entrants - congratulations all!

Early Summer Newsletter – June 2016

Tuesday 14 June saw the largest invasion yet of Grafham by Cambridge sailors and windsurfers for the annual May Week Cuppers competitions. Some 70 dinghy sailors took part in team racing Cuppers and 15 windsurfers contested their Cuppers. Robinson won the team racing and Sidney Sussex claimed victory in the windsurfing event. A full report and some photographs are on  this website.

Spring Newsletter – March 2016

It is just 14 days to the start of the 2016 BUSA Team Racing Championships, being organised by Cambridge at Grafham Water SC on 29-31 March. All three Cambridge teams, Blue, Black, and Yellow, have qualified, so it would be great to have a supporting alumni presence. The prizes will be presented on the Thursday afternoon (31 March) by Professor Graham Virgo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the Sports Committee, so please make a special effort to attend then - and make yourself known to me.