History

Christ's College Boat Club was founded in 1830 at which time only a few of the colleges had clubs. St John's College held a lottery to sell off their oldest boat. Christ's bought 12 of the 20 £1 tickets and won, sharing the boat with Magdelene. In 2005 we celebrated our 175th Anniversary.

In 1887 the boathouse was built in its present position. Apart from the balcony (which has since fallen down) the present boathouse comprises the original wooden framed building and is the oldest surviving wooden framed boathouse on the Cam. Situated on the townside of Victoria bridge, it is the closest boathouse to Christ's.

The club is for undergraduates and graduates of Christ's. The club's colours are blue and white.

Below you will find links to articles recording the history of the Club and some articles highlighting the high points in CCBC history.

A record of boat club members killed in action in World War I can be found here.

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