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.
  • Depending on the eventual details of the development, the club might have to explore possible relocation sites in order for the club … Continue reading
  • Gloucester Regatta

    Glad to be able to report four more wins for the club yesterday at Gloucester:

    • Stuart, Matt, Richard and Jon won Mas C 4x by a few lengths over Liverpool Victoria.  They also split into two doubles but both lost successively to a very quick double from Christchurch
    • Linda, Trish, Helen and Jo won WMasE 4x by a couple of lengths over City of Swansea.  This was the first win for Trish and Helen, so they lose their novice status.  Linda and Jo also raced in WMasE2x and won their first round over Avon County but lost in the final to Exeter.
    • Liz and Maggie had a convincing win over Gloucester in W Mas E/F 2-.  The Gloucester pair had failed to turn up for a two-boat race with them at British Masters, which deprived them of a gold medal, so there was a bit of needle in this race!
    • Chris and Andy won MasC Nov 2x by a good distance over Liverpool Victoria, so they too lose their sculling novice status.

    Honourable mention also goes to Andrew and Jeremy who went down to a narrow defeat by Taunton in MasF 2x, and to both Matt and Jemima … Continue reading

    Monmouth Regatta

    Deb and Sal lost their IM2 semi, to a very tidy Nottingham double, who also won in the final by a long way. But then they won their Masters A/B, having declined the 1 second handicap they were entitled to. In the double semi final Jo and Linda beat that Llandaff double who though they’d won at Evesham by quite a long way instead of 3 feet, they then went on to beat Hereford by an equally good margin in the final. The ladies quad of  Linda, Jo, Maggie and Liz beat the Llandaff /Swansea quad, who had a 6 second advantage, by a length or so. wmase-quad-monmouth-2016