The Senior Men’s Squad comprises athletes targeting national races, including the Head of the River Race and Henley Royal Regatta, in recent years entering crews into the Wyfolds, Brit and Thames Cup. Cantabs M1 bumped Cambridge 99 M1 to take the Headship back in 2021. They have held the Town Bumps headship for 8 of the last 10 years, and have the highest-ranked M2 (4th on the river), M3, M4 and M5.
They enjoy a large fleet which includes several brand new boats in the last couple of years, including brand new Filippi 4x/-, 2x/- and 8+ this season and a brand new 4+ last season. Like the Senior Women, they also make use of telemetry as part of their training.
The squad row two weekdays and both days at the weekend, with land training scheduled so that athletes are able to fit it flexibly around other commitments. Those who are interested in single sculling are also supported, with Cantabs scullers in recent years performing well at national events, such as Jimmy Adams finishing 24th at Scullers Head in 2017.
The Senior Men are supported by three coaches. Dave Meredith coaches various other Cantabs squads along with the Senior Men, Clive Keeler is also boatman for Peterhouse College, and Paul Haines has an extensive coaching background at Cantabs as well as being a leader in the field of rowing telemetry.
If you are interested in finding out more about this squad, please contact the men’s captain.