The May Bumps 1963 were a set of rowing races held at Cambridge University in June 1963. The event was run as a bumps race and is one of a series of May Bumps which have been held annually in mid-June since 1887. 129 boats competed in 8 men's divisions. The women's competition commenced in 1974. See May Bumps for the format of the races. These were the only set of bumps races held at Cambridge University in 1963 as the Lent Bumps of 1963 were cancelled due to the river being frozen.
Head of the River crew
Queens' rowed over untroubled in first position to secure their second headship.
Highest 2nd VIIIs
Despite being bumped on every day of the competition, Jesus remained the highest-placed 2nd VIII.
Below are the bumps charts for the men's 1st division. The bumps chart represents the progress of every crew over all four days of the racing. To follow the progress of any particular crew, simply find the crew's name on the left side of the chart and follow the line to the end-of-the-week finishing position on the right of the chart.