Upton held their annual beginners’ regatta with entries from the region’s clubs. The home crews did well having only started the learn to row course in May. The Upton C crew of Rob Haynes, Sherian Salter, Jayne Leighton and Harriet C ourt, coxed by Thompson, beat Gloucester and Bridgnorth B before falling to Oxford Academical B in the semi-finals. The Upton B crew of Sara Beadon, Kate Lang, Laura Sadler and Amy Parton, coxed by Steve Cox, lost in their heat to Bridgnorth A who were the eventual regatta winners. In the plate event they defeated Stourport and Bewdley/Upton but lost to Ross in the final. The Upton A crew of Jon Robinson, Nikola Pearson, Sue Pain and Jonh Kevany, coxed by Linda Scott, fell in their heat to Stourport and were beaten by Stratford in the plate. Upton’s Mark and Debra Doherty and cox Clive Allport teamed up with Bewdley but lost to Oxford Academical A and then Upton B in the plate.
Chester Scrivener made his debut as a cox.