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 two BR Recreational Tours.DSC_0755 reduced

In June 2015, six members of the Club sculled in the first BR Recreational European Tour in double coxed wherries that were loaned to us by De Hoop BC, Amsterdam. On the first day we sculled the Amsterdam canals and on the second we traveled on to Amstel to scull 30 km into Dutch countryside, under some very low bridges !Fladbury Lock

We also continued our ”Further down the Thames” activities. This time we boated at the Oratory School Boathouse and had an overnight stop at Henley BC. We then rowed the Henley course and onwards to Marlow.

This year also included a Weekend Tour of the Avon. We boated at Evesham and hauled the boats out at Eckington. We then continued the row to Tewkesbury and up the Severn back to to Upton. We also arranged a Sunday trip to from Upton to Tewkesbury for lunch and back in an exciting flow.

Ian Mackie (Recreational Coordinator)

2017 Calendar

Month Date Day Event Type of event Region
February 19th Sunday Molesey Head Head Race Thames Upper
March 18th Saturday British Rowing Tourers Dinner Social Thames Upper
April 1st Saturday Head of the Dart Time trial West
April 9th Sunday Great Ancholme Row (organised by Leicester RC) Tour East Midlands
April 14th Friday Good Friday Row from Nottingham to Newark Tour East Midlands
May 11th-12th Friday-Saturday BR European Tour – Hamburg (organised by Nottingham RC) Tour Overseas
May 20th-21st Sat-Sun Great Yorkshire Row (York-Ripon) Tour Yorkshire
May 21st Sunday Desborough Challenge (organised by Weyfarers RC) Time trial Thames Upper
May 26th – 28th Friday-Sunday Great Coal Row on the Solent (organised by Leicester RC and Coalporters RC) Tour East Midlands/Wessex
June 4th Sunday Voga Longa, Venice Festival /challenge Overseas
July 15th or 16th Sat or Sunday Great Thames row (provisional) Tour Thames Upper
July 22nd Saturday Tees Tour (provisional) Tour North
August 12th Saturday Wear Tour (provisional) Tour North
August 24th-27th Thurs – Sunday BR National Tour – Lancaster Canal Tour North West
September 2nd Saturday Great Tyne Row Time trial North
September 2nd Saturday Great Ouse Marathon (Ely) Time Trial East
September 9th Sat The Great River Race (fixed seat only) Festival/challenge Thames Central
September TBC Boston Marathon Time Trial East Midlands
September 17th-24th Sunday -Sunday FISA Tour – Ligurian coast to Genova, Italy Tour Overseas


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