About SSBC

SSBC is the student rowing club of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.


Captain’s Welcome

Welcome to the website of Sidney Sussex Boat Club!  Founded in 1837, SSBC embraces experienced rowers and complete novices alike.  With no membership fees, various levels of commitment, access to professional coaching, a dynamic social schedule, as well as the chance to participate in Cambridge’s most hallowed sport, SSBC is by far the largest society at Sidney Sussex.

The Boat Club is one of the few spaces where undergraduates and graduate students socialize, forming lasting friendships across the years.  A regularly large fresher intake and retention of our dedicated senior members ensures a thriving friendly, competitive, and close-knit community.

Highlights of the upcoming year include races on and off the River Cam, including the Head of the River on the Tideway in London for our Women’s and Men’s First crews, as well as the legendary Bumps in Lent and Easter terms.  On these pages you can learn all about SSBC and keep up to date with our accomplishments throughout the year, and we hope to see you on the river soon!

Tim Schmalz
Captain of Boats 2018

Click here for more information about us.
Click here for more information about our 2017 May Bumps Results.