Welcome to the Cambridge University sailing website. Although our name might suggest that we are a dedicated 'big boat' club, the Cruising Club is a normal university sailing club with sections organising Team Racing, Dinghy Sailing (training, social sailing and fleet racing), and Windsurfing for members of Cambridge University, plus a further section maintaining a news blog and organising social events for alumni. Yachting ('big boat' stuff), formerly a section of the Club, is now a separate University club in its own right - the Cambridge University Yacht Club (opens in a new window).

If you are coming to Cambridge in October 2016 register your interest online (opens a new window). It may interest you to know, particularly if you are coming from overseas, that the Club is one of the older sailing clubs in the UK (founded 1893, HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh is an Honorary Life Member), with an illustrious history of Olympic Medallists (5 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze) and many alumni international successes such as in Int 14's and the Volvo Ocean Race. Today we maintain a fleet of 12 modern Fireflies and 15 quality boards and rigs at Grafham Water, a large artificial reservoir 27 miles to the west of Cambridge, and most Club sailing and windsurfing takes place there. We have won the British Universities Team Racing Championships for the past three years running, and the Varsity Match against Oxford (the oldest continuing team racing event in the world) for the past four years. Our windsurfers have beaten Oxford three times in the last four years, with one tie. Team racing is a Full Blue sport and Windsurfing is a Half Blue sport.

Sailors of all abilities are welcome, from people used to competing at the highest levels of the sport, through those who are more than happy with a short sail followed by a trip to the pub, to those who have never set foot in a boat before and are looking for training. Cambridge sailing offers a huge variety of opportunities - there will definitely be something for you!

Because many Club and Member news items are of interest to alumni at large, as well as members in residence, the Club's event programme, plus reports and photographs of social and sailing events, are published on the CUCrC Alumni website (opens in a new window). Visit the Alumni website for all the latest news and details of forthcoming major events. The Club's Windsurfers operate a (closed) Facebook Group (opens in a new window). The Club's Team Racers operate a Facebook Page (opens in a new window) and a Twitter feed:

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Team Racing

Dinghy Sailing


Alumni & News

Current Sponsors


Past Sponsors
2014-15: Bottle Green, Roland Berger, Baird McNutt.

Yachting - a separate club since 2013