Welcome to Upware Boat Club 2020

Commodore 2020  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 Swan on the River in Littleport 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



Sadly due to Covid-19 restrictions, on organised gatherings we have had to suspend all formalised events until further notice.

Below was the original 2020  Events

UBC Events 2020

February 28th – March 2nd – Winter Cruise, Nidd Hall, Harrogate

April 25th Commodore’s Welcome – The Almonry, Ely 

May 22nd – 25th – Bank Holiday – Sports weekend, Pump House , Ten Mile Bank

June 19th – 21st – Brandon Creek Weekend

July 4th – Informal Muster Weekend- The Five Miles

July 17th – 19th Annual Regatta – The Swan, Littleport

August 8th – Informal Muster Weekend- The Cutter, Ely

August 28th –  31st – Bank Holiday – Summer cruise – Lazy Otter > Littleport > The Heron, Stowbridge

September 25th – 27th – Themed weekend, Denver Complex

October 17th – Laying up Supper- Venue TBA

December 6th- AGM- The Ely Masonic Hall

UBC Commodore’s Boat:  Après Ski