Caius Boat Club (C.B.C.)
(Caius is pronounced 'keys') is the boat club for members of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
The Club rows on the river Cam, and like the other college boat clubs it's prime constitutional aim is to gain and hold the headship of the Lent Bumps
and May bumps
, now held in eight oared boats, separately for men and women. From its inception in 1827 as "Caius Wherry Club" the club has been active on the river, and became properly established by the construction of its own boat house. The Club saw some prominence in its early years, holding the headship in 1840, 1841 and 1844 (when only a singular bumps order existed, and there were no women at the university), but this was followed by a long drought. In 1987 The Men regained the Mays Headship but lost it the following year.
The Club had a golden era from 1998 to 2007, finding itself in the top echelons of college rowing on both the mens' and womens' sides. From the May Bumps 1998
until the May Bumps 2007
Caius took 19 headships, 15 of these from the men. During this period Caius took 5 consecutive Lent Headships (19 days at the top) and so claim to have earned the right to erect a clock tower on their boathouse, a popular myth on the river cam, that may be made reality by the plans for the college's new boathouse.
After another brief period in the doldrums, the Men's crew of 2010/2011 achieved the unlikely feat of remaining unbeaten on the river Cam in eights for an entire year. This run saw... Read More