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Our New Boathouse


Camrowers Boathouse was officially opened in July 2017 by Daniel Zeichner M.P. and Annamarie Phelps C.B.E., Chairman of British Rowing. The "semi-detached" boathouse is a partnership project with the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association (CRA), providing purpose-built facilities for Camrowers and boat storage for the CRA. See here for more on our official opening, including Camrowers' octogenarian row past.

At last Camrowers has changing rooms, showers, toilets and space to enjoy hot drinks, as well as rowing machines and proper boat storage. The new boathouse will enable the club to expand in the future with more members and more rowing sessions

We are indebted to everyone who helped us raise over £300,000 to fund the project. Members of Camrowers themselves raised over £100,000. Sport England's Inspired Facilities Lottery Fund kick started the project with £75,000 in September 2015 and in March 2016 Cambridge City Council stepped in with Section 106 Developer Funding of £250,000 - shared between Camrowers and the CRA. Camrowers also had grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation and Persimmon Homes.

The whole building, housing the CRA and Camrowers, cost £670,000 and was designed by Architects Saunders Boston and built by contractors Millcam.
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