Newnham Head

Newnham Head will take place on Saturday, February 4th 2023. Entries opening soon… 


Popularly known as the ‘friendliest race on the Cam’, Newnham Head is a timed head race held in Lent Term. It has been open to all men’s and women’s eights in the past, and we expect to be expanding to include all senior boats for 2023 (i.e. no juniors or novices) 

The event is a timed head race from the A14 ‘motorway bridge’ to the railway bridge, a distance of approximately 2km.

For reference, you can find our marshalling instructions for the 2022 Newnham Head below as well as the race regulations and provisional draw. 

Information regarding the 2023 race will be released soon. 


For enquiries, please email the Regatta Secretary (Emma Gough) at