Student Introduction

Sailing and Windsurfing For Students

The Cambridge University Cruising Club is a normal university club providing sailing and windsurfing for students. Separate sections organise Team Racing, Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, and RYA Training. There is also a senior section that maintains news items plus historical information, and organises social events for alumni. Yachting, ‘big boat’ stuff in craft over 24 feet in length, is a separate University club – the Cambridge University Yacht Club.

We Offer Sailing and Windsurfing to Students of All Abilities

We welcome sailors and windsurfers of all abilities. People used to competing at the top levels of the sport. Those who are happy with a short sail followed by a trip to the pub. Plus others who have never set foot on a board before and are looking for training. Cambridge sailing and windsurfing for students offers a wide variety of opportunities. There will definitely be something for you!

Some History

Cambridge has always been a major force in UK sailing and university team racing. It has dominated the universities team racing championships for the last 4 years. Former members have gone on to gain Olympic Gold Medals. They have also achieved success at the highest international levels – such as winning the Volvo Ocean Race. Detailed news items will be found in the News section. We maintain a comprehensive history of the Club in the History section of this website (the Club was founded on 20th May 1893).

Get Involved

If you missed us at the Oct 2017 Freshers Fair or you are coming up to Cambridge in 2018 use the form in the Contact Us section to register your interest. If you want to join now, do so at the Club’s membership management website. Otherwise use the site menu items above to access more detailed information.

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Close encounters at the Wilson Trophy (Cambridge in orange) – Cambridge lead in a Windsurfing Varsity heat (Grafham Water)