Rowing and Cambridge go hand in hand and as Sidney's biggest society, the Sidney Sussex Boat Club (SSBC) gives you the opportunity to see what it's all about. We take people from all experiences and abilities, so everyone is welcome to give it a go.
You can either join as a rower or cox (the person who steers and commands the boat) and you're greatly encouraged to give both a try.
How do I start? If you join, you'll be put in a novice crew in your first term where you take part in Queen's Ergs (a huge indoor rowing competition), Emma Sprints (500m side-by-side race, adrenaline rush guaranteed) and the main event, the Fairbairn Cup (an endurance head race taking place at the end of the term).
And then? What's Senior Rowing like? The real fun starts if you stick around with us and take part in Bumps in Lent and Easter terms. Bumps is a high adrenaline race where 18 boats line up after each other, aiming to catch the boat ahead whilst avoiding the one behind. SSBC is on its way up in the Bumps rankings so now is really the time to join and enjoy further glory!
Is the Boat Club Sociable? Yes, yes, yes. Being a part of SSBC allows you to mix with people from all over, including postgraduates!
We hold a variety of social events throughout each term. This ranges from dinners with your crew, club-wide social, and we mix with other Colleges.
Each term ends with its social highlight, the Boat Club Dinner! This is a dinner in the College Dining Hall where the entire club celebrates the terms successes.
We are a big club with big hearts and an unbreakable passion for what we do.
Interested? Do get in touch and we can introduce you to the joys of Cambridge rowing.