Welcome to Upware Boat Club 2023

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!

David Harris



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