Cambridge University Cruising Club: Records

Scope and Content

Minutes of annual general meetings and the committee, 1897-1952; printed reports; accounts; records of races and events; lists of members; correspondence (especially c.1950-75); newcuttings; and photograph albums.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Club was formed in the 1880s, marking the start of sailing at Cambridge University. Today it competes in university team races, which culminate in the University Championships (BUSA) at Easter, and nationally in the UK Team Racing Championships (UKTRA) and the major UK international event, the Wilson Trophy. There is also a Varsity Sailing Match against Oxford. Cambridge has competed internationally, and won the inaugural Eastern European Team Racing Championships, held in the Czech Republic.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by C.U. Cruising Club, per R.H. Tizard, 1987.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. Part of the collection awaits cataloguing.