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Own a piece of HCBC History

Thanks to the generous donations from alumni and other sources, HCBC has been able to purchase a new Janousek for the mens first crew, as such, the much loved Hilary has been retired after many years of service. We are in talks with the college to have her bow hung in the college bar and we would like to offer members of the HCBC Alumni the opportunity to own a piece of Hilary, a piece of HCBC history. We know that an exceptionally large number of rowers over the years have had the pleasure of rowing, bumping and earning blades in Hilary so this would be a unique chance to take home a very sentimental memento of their rowing career. Final details are yet to be discussed but there may be the potential to fashion items of furniture from the sections - Sam Farmer intends to turn his into a delightful coffee table if he gets a piece!

Depending on levels of interest we intend to hold some form of auction in the near future for seat sections of Hilary. Please could any alumni who would consider taking part or finding out more information email with your name and seat position(s) that you would be interested in before the 1st June 2015.

We've also had quite a bit of interest for smaller pieces of Hilary. We should be able to offer everyone that’s interested a piece and arrange shipping for you once we have worked out a price but please email me before the deadline to ensure a piece is reserved for you (no commitment to buy at this moment in time!)

Lent BCD 2015

Dear esteemed members of HCBC,

This term's Boat Club Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday 28th February, following the end of Lent Bumps.

The three course dinner will be held in the Fellows Dining Room at 7.30pm, and will be preceded by drinks in the Griffin at 6.30pm. Dinner will then be followed by the usual Port Circles for the men's and women's crews and Trinity Bop.


Smoked salmon from Pinneys of Orford Ness traditional smoke house, with cucumber relish & lemon dressing

Vegetarian Starter

Roasted plum tomato & basil soup with garlic croutons


Fillet of beef wellington with red wine jus
Mixed vegetable & parmesan en croute with red pesto cream sauce

Served with
Herb roasted potato
Honey roasted carrots
Sautéed green bean


Rich dark chocolate torte with a fresh strawberry salad & crème fraiche


The dinner costs £35 which will need to be paid into the HUS in either cash or cheque (made payable to ‘Homerton Union of Students’) or by bank transfer:
Account number: 40203904
Sort code: 20 17 22
(and please include in your reference your Surname and ‘BCD’)

Please include in your RSVP ( any dietary requirements, and send these to me by the 23rd February.

Dress code, as usual, is black tie.

Boatie love,

Social Secretary 2014/15


HCBC 24 Hour Sponsored Erg

The HCBC annual fundraiser has been a club tradition for a number of years now, and 2015 will be no different.

2015 will be the year of the HCBC 24 HOUR ERGATHON.

Between 11am on Friday 6th February and 11am Saturday 7th, members of HCBC will be taking turns to row on an erg in the college buttery. The 24 hours have been divided up into 30 minute slots and the aim is to have every member of the club take part - as well as any alumni who are keen.

Whether you're eager to take part in the ergathon or to make a donation, let me know on The annual fundraiser is a huge part of the year for HCBC and goes a long way towards helping us purchase new equipment for our growing club.

Click Here to securely donate online

There will also be live updates from the event on the HCBC Facebook page, on our Twitter and hopefully a live video stream here on the website, so make sure you check those to see how we're getting on!

Best Regards,

HCBC Sponsorship and Fundraising Officer


Fairbairn Cup 2014

The Fairbairn Cup is a head race organised by Jesus College Boat Club and raced on the Cam in the ninth week of the Michaelmas term. There are divisions for both novice and senior crews. This is the big competition of the Michaelmas racing calendar and will be followed by Boat Club Dinner and stupendous amounts of wine!


Clare Sprints 2014

The first on water racing event for novices this year. It is a head to head racing knock-out tournament, the course runs approximately 800m upstream from the post furthest downstream on the Reach (near Ditton corner) to Morley's Holt, just downstream of the Pike and Eel.

The provisional racing timetable and more information about the race can be found Here