Upton Rowing Club

 

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Upton Rowing Club is small and friendly club based in the town of Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire. The current incarnation of the club was formed in the early 1990’s and has it’s base at Upton Marina.

The club welcomes members in all rowing sections from junior to veteran.We participate in competitive racing in fine-boats (both summer regatta’s and winter head races) and recreational rowing in more stable boats, including tours on rivers and canals principally in the UK. 

Upton RC is affiliated to British Rowing and teaches rowing in accordance with both “Learn2Row” and “Explore Rowing” initiatives.

Upton RC is one of the UK rowing clubs that holds a specific beginner’s regatta in September each year.

Upton RC is a sociable club located in this small and proud town, which provides us with many fine pubs including the Anchor Inn where you will regularly find members re-hydrating after a satisfying row.  

Check the current river level at Saxons Lode by following this link to the Environment Agency website. Anything over 2.4m is likely to result in a suspension of rowing.

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The death of Upton rowing club has been greatly exaggerated….

Following the approval of outline planning permission for houses on the Upton marina, the committee would like to be clear that the rowing club continues to thrive and grow, having just finished one of the most successful racing seasons in the club’s history. We expect to be able to continue at our current site with the support of Ting Dene marina and look forward to working with Ting Dene as detailed plans are prepared to ensure both the housing development and the club can happily coexist.

We have some concerns about this development, specifically on how it might impact on the rowing club’s ability to operate and grow, both during the development phase and once the houses are occupied. Our concerns were outlined in our letter to the planners and haven’t changed.

  • URC have heard that the marina development plans have been approved with conditions applied. We have not yet been able to review the conditions to see how this development might impact on the club in the near and long term.
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    Peter Barker wins Volunteer of the Year 2015

    Upton RC President Peter Barker has been awarded with the “Volunteer of the Year” award at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards 2015. Worcester News Article

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