Cardinals Regatta



Update 10/3/20

Unfortunately we have reached the decision to cancel this year’s regatta due to unfavourable weather forecasts.


Conditions are predicted to be around 25mph winds with gusts up to 44mph. Last year’s Cardinals Regatta was cancelled due to very similar weather conditions.


We feel that since Cardinals is all about the fun, and it would not be fun in these conditions, cancelling the event is justified. Rowing all the way to the reach and back, in a tub for example, in what conditions are likely to be would not be fun at all. This is especially true since many colleges entered coxes’ crews.

 -2020 Catz Cardinals Regatta Committee



St Catharine’s College Boat Club is delighted to announce the 2020 Catz Cardinals Regatta on Thursday 12th March, promising to be the most fun and ridiculous race of the year! The races will start at 10:00am and finish around 4:30pm (provisional times depending on the number of entries).


The boats will be a mix of Eights, Fours and Tubs, with prizes for the best dressed boats and crews! Boats should aim to be mixed crews, in terms of both gender and rowing ability, as far as possible.


Racing rules now available here. Please check before racing. Attention is brought to Rules 23 andd 31

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The finals and semi-finals will be as exciting and strange as always with duel style races. Crews will race away from each other before being forced to spin as fast as possible before charging back towards each other to the middle of the reach.


Catz Cardinals is the only race on the river in which you can enter tub pairs! To make this year’s edition a success in all categories, make sure you encourage as many fellow rowers as possible to start thinking about entering.


The initial deadline for entries is the 9th March 2020. 


We look forward to receiving your entries! Get excited! 

The 2020 Catz Cardinals Race Committee

Rory Cockshaw (rc794)

Max Luedecke (fmchl2)

Steffen Dreher (sd866)