Welcome to Upware Boat Club 2022

Commodore 2022  Steve Crosson Smith & Wife Wendy.

Hello and welcome.

Whether you are a seasoned old hand, a complete novice or anything in-between, welcome to the Upware Boat Club web site.

My personal experience has been that, whatever your level of expertise, the Great Ouse is home to many like-minded boaters who will offer camaraderie, advice and support. Nowhere is this more-so than in the various boat clubs that use the river; first of which is, of course, Upware Boat Club in my unbiased, non-partisan view as the current Commodore!

Upware Boat Club is a “virtual” club in that we don’t own any premises, however we organise a number of weekend boating social events on the river between April and September and dinner-events in April and October. In addition to this we top and tail the season with a “winter cruise” around February (no-boats involved, just a warm hotel and entertainment) and an AGM in December.

Our flagship event is the Summer Regatta, which will be hosted at the Ship Brandon Creek again this year. This comprises two days of competitive games on the river and a night of informal dining, entertainment and themed fancy dress.

We are open to new members – look out for our banner during club events and say hello if you are interested to know more. You can see our outline itinerary for the year below and you can also send us a message via the contact page on this web site.

I look forward to meeting friends, old and new, on the river over the coming year. Happy boating!

Steve Crosson Smith



Below is the Draft 2022  Events  (Subject to any Covid 19 restrictions)

UBC Events 2022

February 4th – Winter Cruise – Studley   Castle

April 23rd – Commodore’s Welcome – The Masonic Hall Ely

May 7th – Muster – The Swan on the River – Littleport

May 27th – 29th – Bank Holiday – Sports weekend & Paella, Pump House , Ten Mile Bank

June 17th – 19th – Themed Weekend – Venue TBC, subject to state of EA Moorings

July 15th – 17th – Regatta – The Ship Brandon Creek   TBC

August 6th – Muster – Ely City 

August 26th – 29th – Bank Holiday  Summer Cruise- Lazy Otter  / Heron  TBC

September 16th – 18th – BBQ Weekend – Brandon Creek

October 15th – Laying up Supper- Ely Masonic Hall

December 4th- AGM- The Ely Masonic Hall

UBC Commodore’s Boat:  Après Ski