Book Cuppers

Cup for Cambridge team racing Cuppers winners
The Yule Oldham (Team Racing Cuppers) Cup
Cup for Cambridge windsurfing Cuppers winners
The Brindley (Windsurfing Cuppers) Cup

Book for Cambridge Team Racing and Windsurfing Cuppers in June – see booking display for precise date.

(If no booking displays appear at the end of this page, Cuppers is over for the year. Details for the current year go up at the start of the Easter Term.)

Join in on a great day of team racing and windsurfing – book for Cuppers at Grafham Water in June – see booking display for precise date – and enjoy the famous lunchtime BBQ. Transport by coach departs from Queens Backs and you will return in time for May Balls. Take a look at last year’s event to see what you will experience if you enter.

Go straight to Windsurfing details.

Team Racing Details

Event Format

The sailing format will be a Round-Robin league, seeded into different ability fleets, followed by semi finals and finals. Teams are two helms plus two crews, and we allow up to two entries per college if spaces are available. Furthermore, we permit a joint entry from two colleges if neither college can raise a full team. Make all your entries now – we will refund fees if we cannot accommodate your second entry.

Cost and Transport

Cost is around £15 a person (i.e. £60 a team), but you can claim back from your College JCR. This cost includes the lunchtime BBQ, which runs for most of the day. There will be two separate coach departures: one at 9:15am (be at Queens Backs by 09:10 at the latest); and one at 10:00am (meet at Queens Backs by 09:55 at the latest). The return coaches will set out from Grafham Water at 4pm and 5pm.

Some Cuppers Advice

It is always sunny for Cuppers, so bring your suntan cream! Headgear is important if you or your team members are not used to ducking under the boom in a dinghy. Non-slip footwear that can get wet is essential. Buoyancy aids are available – but please bring your own if you have one.

Safety: Inland waters can sometimes harbour infections. Although the Club has never experienced such a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating.   Also, as mentioned above, warn your team to watch out for the dinghy boom, which is a major source of head injuries that are at best unpleasant, if not life threatening.

As long as your team members are registered students of Cambridge University and we have their names and CRSids in advance, they are covered by personal accident insurance while participating. Although we have never had an accident in the last 10 years, if a team member is not a Cambridge University student they would be wise to ascertain what personal accident cover they have when taking part in sporting activities and associated travel.

Book Your Team Racing Entry Now!

The booking section is at the bottom of this page. Priority will be given to first team entries up to and including 16 May. From 17 May pre-booked second teams will be confirmed and further bookings will be accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Should you wish to enter a third team, email Bethan Matthew (bm521).   Go and Book.

Windsurfing Details

Event Format

The event format will be knock-out racing, two boards per race, plus a repechage of those knocked out in the first round. Racing will be beach start and then around a simple course. A team is one person, but up to two entries per college are allowed if spaces are available. Make all your entries now – we will refund fees if we cannot accommodate your second entry.

Cost and Transport

Cost is around £15 a person, but you can claim back from your College JCR. This cost includes the lunchtime BBQ, which runs for most of the day. Use Coupon code CDW on the checkout page to get a £5 entry if you have already been entered as part of a dinghy team. There will be two separate coach departures: one at 9:15am (be at Queens Backs by 09:10 at the latest); and one at 10:00am (meet at Queens Backs by 09:55 at the latest). The return coaches will set out from Grafham Water at 4pm and 5pm.

Some Cuppers Advice

It is always sunny for Cuppers, so bring your suntan cream! Non-slip footwear that can get wet is essential.  Buoyancy aids and wet suits are available – but please bring your own if you have them.

Safety: Inland waters can sometimes harbour infections. Although the Club has never experienced such a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating.

If you are a registered student of Cambridge University and have submitted your CRSid to us, you are covered by personal accident insurance while participating in Cuppers. if you are not a Cambridge University student you would be wise to ascertain what personal accident cover you have when taking part in sporting activities and associated travel.

Book Your Windsurfing Entry

The booking section follows immediately after the next ‘Book Now’ section. Priority will be given to first team entries up to and including 16 May. From 17 May pre-booked second teams will be confirmed and further bookings will be accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Should you wish to enter a third team, email Bethan Matthew (bm521).

Book Your Entry Now!

Click on one of the ‘Buy Now’ buttons below and you will be taken straight to a checkout page. If no photos appear, Cuppers are over until next June. In addition, if a button is missing the event is fully booked – though additional places may be made available.

By proceeding to book you confirm your whole team’s acceptance of our participation and membership requirements. They will be Day Members for the event.

If no booking displays appear below, Cuppers is over for the year. Details for the current year go up at the start of the Easter Term.

Use Coupon code CDW on the checkout page to get a £5 entry if you are part of a dinghy team.
Please enter your team details in the right-hand notes box on the Checkout page and note the number of vegetarians (for BBQ catering).