Welcome to Upware Boat Club 2024

Commodore 2024 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!

David Harris



Below is the 2024  Events

UBC Events 2024

February 16th – Winter Cruise – Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales

April 20th – Commodore’s Welcome – The Anchor Little Downham

April 27th – 28th Muster – The Ship Brandon Creek. Your Commodore will be there on the Friday

May 24th – 27th – Spring Cruise – The Five Miles to The Old Ferry Boat

June  8th – 9th  –  Muster Ely. Your Commodore will be there on the Friday

June 28th -30th – Sports Weekend at The Old Pump House, Ten Mile Bank

July 19th – 21st- Regatta at the Ship Brandon Creek

August 23rd – 26th – Bank Holiday  Summer Cruise to Kings Lynn or The Heron

September 6th — 8th  – BBQ Weekend – Brandon Creek

October 19th – Laying up Supper-  The Anchor TBC

December  15th – AGM at The Ship, Brandon Creek


UBC Commodore’s Boat:  Thrupenny