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The Boathouse

The JCBC boathouse is one of the largest on the River Cam and occupies an enviable position next to the Goldie Boathouse, the home of CUBC.


We boast a recently refurbished (2013) boathouse equipped with new changing rooms and showering facilities, bicycle storage, workshop, office, ergo room, and stretching and weight room exclusively for college use.


Refurbishments over summer 2018 also improved the boat storage.

We also offer two full-time salaried coaches, one for the seniors and one for the novices, along with many other coaches to control our enormous fleet. Our Boatman has also reached the highest level of coaching qualification and has worked with British Rowing in the past, giving you the highest quality coaching around.

The Boats

The fleet is second-to-none, with a total of 20 boats to accomodate our consistently high volume of crews, >4 on each the men's and women's sides.


  • Men's 1st eight row in the Chris McDouall, a 2018 Filippi

  • Men's 2nd eight row in the Steve Fairbairn, a 2013 Filippi

  • Women's 1st eight row in the Sally Adams, a 2021 Filippi

  • Women's 2nd eight row in the Ian White, a 2016 Filippi

There is also a strong fleet of small boats, including three Filippi Men's pairs (2005/6) and numerous sculls from tubs up to quads. The small boats fleet was greatly expanded in 2020. 

In January each year, a subsidised training camp takes place in Spain. This encompasses the top twelve men and women, across an 8 and some small boats on each side, as well as four coxes.

Where to find us

College: Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

Boat House: Jesus College Boat House, Banhams Close, Cambridge, CB4 1JA

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