Annual Dinner and Dance

It’s that time of year again where the good, the great and the fun all come together to celebrate everything rowing at Cambridge ‘99.

Any individual with a connection to Cambridge ‘99 RC is cordially invited to attend the Annual Dinner and Dance. This is where all members, past and present, get together to celebrate our club and it's achievements.

It will be held at St Paul's on Hills Road. Dress is formal to match the ornate setting, with club blazers encouraged.

Speeches will be few and short. Awards will be announced and there will be a raffle for prizes donated by club members. If you have a prize (physical or service) then please get in touch.

A Ceilidh Band will play after dinner until 23:00. Most club members head into town to continue to enjoy the night.

Club members, friends, other clubs are all welcome so please let them know. They can buy tickets directly from the link below. We've worked hard to keep the cost down to ensure everyone can come along while still making it a quality event.

Open Day 2023

We are hosting an Open Day on Sunday 27th of August 10:00-14:00 at the boathouse

Have you always been curious about giving rowing a go? Would you like to learn how to steer these impractical but fun means of transport? Our Learn To Row coaches will be teaching technique on the rowing machines (ergs). This will follow up in the tub and if you are feeling more adventurous in some of the sculling boats

Come along as well if you already know how to row or cox. Have a chat with our captains and other members of the club to find out more about how the club works, the different squads and the possibilities to keep developing at Nines.

See you there!

12 September 2022

Hardly had the waves on the Cam subsided from Saturday’s reborn Dragon Boat Festival before it was oars rather than paddles that caused more waves.

Indeed 22 of the just over 110 races in Cambridge Autumn Regatta were won by a length or The Cambridge Autumn Regatta is the only regatta in Cambridge where competitors can earn national rowing points; this means races are under the control of independent umpires, one of whom, Chris Newland, started the first race at 9:18 and then the last race, 15 minutes early at 5:30.

Both the Dragon Boats and Autumn Regatta used the Long Reach between the new cycle bridge over the Cam and a finish point short of Ditton Corner where the Cambridge ’99 Rowing Club as regatta organisers, every year build a temporary landing stage under the auspices of club President “Bonk” Connolly. For the Dragon Boats that was used to embark and disembark the crews, but for the regatta that’s where rowing boats are taken on and off the water, a logistical nightmare.

The regatta chair of Lianne Stanford and her committee of Edward Flower, Jon Anderson, and Charlie Cooper Henniker were supported by at least 50 helpers including: boating schedulers, marshals, behind the bar, record takers (the results have to be sent to British Rowing ASAP after the regatta), and many others. Then there’s dismantling the staging, the umpires’ stands (kindly lent by St Neots Rowing Club), and finally walking the field on Monday to pick up any litter left over – a job reserved for the regatta chair, Lianne Stanford.

Detailed results can be found online:

Of the local clubs Cantabrigian were the most successful with 7 wins, City of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s, X Press and the host club who volunteered to race an eight from Devil’s Elbow in Nottingham. Marlow, and Maidenhead were also amongst those whose long journey proved successful.

Overall, this year’s entry was down from previous years, indeed this year’s weather which has seen rowing water dry up or become dangerous, resulting in both events planned for last weekend in the region being cancelled. A herculean effort by Lianne prevented this year’s regatta from going the same way. In the end she corralled 159 crews to enter, although a few scratched, from as far afield as Lancashire, Nottingham, as well as a strong contingent from clubs in East London to race in 47 events.

On Sunday the youngest competitor was 12, the oldest a mere 82, split roughly 50/50 between male and female.