Cantabrigian Rowing Club was originally founded in 1950 as the “Old Cantabrigian Rowing Club” for old boys of the Cambridgeshire High School, although current pupils of the school soon started to row too. The High School was replaced by Hills Road Sixth Form College, a public sector co-educational sixth form college in 1974, but the relationship between school/college and club remains strong. The club runs Learn to Row courses specifically for Hills Road students, and more experiened rowers can join rowing sessions on Wednesday afternoons.
The earlier part of the rowing season seees Hills rowers take part in Schools Head, which is raced on the same course used for the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races.
Later in the season, there are many racing opportunities at regattas both locally and nationally. This includes racing in various boat types at events such as National Schools Regatta, British Junior Championships and Town Bumps. Many Hills rowers also row with Cantabs, or with other local clubs, and they have the option of racing in local events as Hills Road or with their other club.
In 2019 the 1st 8+ won bronze at the British Rowing Junior Championships, the day after racing as M2 in Cambridge Town Bumps, where they finished the week as the highest-ranked M2, in the highest position ever occupied by a Cantabs M2.