Recreational Rowing

Upton RC has an active Recreational Rowing side in addition to our competitive component. Rowing tours are arranged each year and members attend the annual BR Recreational Tour. Upton RC has itself organised multiple British Rowing Recreational Tours.

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Mid-week rowers say thank you to Terry

Mid-week rowers say thank you to Terry

On Tuesday 10th December 19 the geriatrics of established midweek rowers had hoped to send out an eight and coxed...
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December 2019 Minihead

Finally we managed to get out for the first Minihead of the season! Well done to everyone who raced. Thank...
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Avon Tour 2019 – Stratford to Evesham

Avon Tour 2019 – Stratford to Evesham

With 4 days to go before the tour and the heavy rain over the previous weekend, the Avon was in...
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Lithuania Tour Report

Lithuania Tour Report

Peter and Sandy Barker, Lynne Stirling, Ian and Jen Mackie flew to Vilnius, Lithuania for the 3rd BR European Tour...
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March 2019 Mini Head

March 2019 Mini Head

Well done to everyone who took part in the March mini head. Thank you to our starters Olly and Jeremy...
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November 2018 Mini Head

November 2018 Mini Head

Well done to everyone who took part in today's mini head. Thank you also to our starters Ian and Andrew...
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Minihead October 2018

Minihead October 2018

Well done to everyone who took part in today's mini head. Great turnout including lots on new members and some good...
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St George’s Day Row (Upton Marathon)

St George’s Day Row (Upton Marathon)

With the prospect of some dry weather after a very wet winter Upton RC was joined by Birmingham RC and...
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Peter wins West Midlands Volunteer of the Year

Peter wins West Midlands Volunteer of the Year

Well done to Peter for winning the British Rowing West Midlands Volunteer of the Year! (and for being the Poster...
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British Rowing Tour visits the Lancaster Canal

British Rowing Tour visits the Lancaster Canal

This year's British Rowing Tour was organised by Peter.   A full report is available on the British Rowing website....
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2019 Calendar

2nd  March

BR Tourers Dinner at Leander RC

13th April

Head of Dart.  Totnes to Dartmouth.  Non BR open to Recreational Boats

7th to 8th June

3rd British European Tour.  Lithuania.  4 Club members sculling.

29th to 30th June

Stratford to Evesham Row.  Sculling only.

14th July

Upton to Kempsey/Worcester. One day  Club row.

29th August to 1st September

BR Tour.  Peter Barker lead on this.  Rowing on three venues.  Ullswater and Derwent water and Bassenthwaite lake.

27th to 28th September

URC Thames Tour.  Started in Lechlade completing final leg Weybridge to Putney.

2018 Report

In 2018 the club attended the following recreational events

10th March

BR Tourers 25th Anniversary Dinner at Leander RC.

13th to 20th May

FISA Tour Costa Brava Spain

19th to 20th May

Great Coal row on Solent

16th to 17th June

Explore the Broads.  Lowestoft to Norwich.  4 members sculled.

19th August

Tewkesbury Row.  Joined by 8 members from Leicester RC.

30th August to 3rd September

BR 25th Anniversary Tour.  Bablock Hythe to Mapledurham on the Thames.  Members sculled in the donated recreational coxed quads by Charles Stanley.

National recreational rowing website www.recrowing.org.uk