Commodore 2023 David Harris & Wife Diane
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!
Below is the Draft 2023 Events
UBC Events 2023
February 24th – Winter Cruise – Bembridge IOW
April 22nd – Commodore’s Welcome – The Anchor Little Downham
April 28th – 30th Muster – The Swan on the River or Ship Brandon Creek
May 26th – 29th – Spring Cruise – The Five Miles to St Ives
June 9th – 11th – Muster Ely
July 1st – 2nd – Sports Weekend Venue TBC
July 21st – 23rd- Regatta at the Ship Brandon Creek
August 25th – 28th – Bank Holiday Summer Cruise to The Heron
September 15th – 17th – BBQ Weekend – Brandon Creek
October 20th or 21st – Laying up Supper- Ely Masonic Hall
December 3rd – AGM
UBC Commodore’s Boat: Rhapsody