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The 2011 British Rowing Tour - Lune Aqueduct

Weyfarers Events Planned for 2017  (updated 12/02/17)

Here is a month-by-month overview of what we are planning to do this year.  We have divided the events into:

  • Challenges (fun competitions, aimed at "Explore" type boats)

  • Tours (on stretches of water away from our club)

  • Day rows (starting from and returning to the club, with a pub lunch or picnic)

  • Social

Weyfarers do not generally take part in traditional head races and regattas.  Members who wish to race seriously in fine boats are welcome to join our sister club, Weybridge.

Day rows are suitable for everyone, including recent Learn to Row graduates.  We depart at about 10 a.m. and return at about 4 p.m. and row at a leisurely pace with frequent rest stops.   Tours are likely to be longer and more strenuous, and participants must be prepared to help with loading and unloading the trailer before and after the tour.

January   Event Type
21st January Weybridge Winter Head - Explore category offered Challenge
Sunday 29th January Capsize drill at Cranmore School Course
February    
9th, 12th, 16th, 19th Feb In-house coach assistant course Course
18th February Molesey Head - explore category offered Challenge
19th February Hyne Cup - local race between clubs on our reach Challenge
26th February Coxing course Course
March    
Saturday 18th March National Touring Rowers dinner at Leander Club, Henley.  Invitation here Social
Sunday 19th March Weybridge RC boat naming ceremony Weybridge event
April    
Saturday 1st April Head of the Dart Challenge
Sunday 9th April Touring course Course
Wednesday 12th April Start of Spring beginners course Course
May    
11th -12th May BR Tour in Hamburg.  Details here Tour
26th - 28th May Great Coal Row (Southampton) Challenge/Tour
June    
4th - 5th June Visit by rowers from Neuchatel, Switzerland.  Possible day rows Day rows
Sunday 11th June Desborough Challenge Challenge
July    
1st and 2nd July Henley Royal Regatta.   Club row-past. Tour / Social
21st/22nd July Great Thames Row Tour
Friday 28th July Weybridge Community Regatta (with volunteer helpers from Weyfarers) Weybridge event
Augut    
7th - 9th and 10th - 13th Douro and Mondego Tours, Portugal - details here Tour
13th/14th August Lechlade - Oxford (Weyfarers tour) Tour
24th - 28th August National Tour, Lancaster Canal Tour
September    
2nd September Great Tyne Row Challenge
9th September Great River Race Challenge
October    
21st October  Weybridge Silver Sculls Weybridge event
November    
TBA Weyfarers annual dinner dance Social
December    
25th December Christmas morning row Social

To take part in special events or tours, fill in the Events sign-up form.  Day rows will be added to the weekly sign-up as they occur.

Foreign Tours

FISA Tour

The FISA (International Rowing Federation) tour is held each year in a different country, with the aim of promoting touring rowing in countries where this form of the sport is in its infancy. The tour is organised by a host club or clubs, who supply the boats, accommodation and meals, though participants have to make their own travel arrangements. The cost is normally around £1,000 for the week. There are normally between 60 and 80 participants, with quotas for each country. Anyone can apply, but applications have to be signed by their Club Captain as evidence that they are competent rowers, and by British Rowing to confirm that they are members.

Further information can be found on the FISA Website

France

40 tours, mostly 1 or 2 days, are advertised on the Aviron France website. It is normally possible to hire a seat in a boat.

Portugal

Ginásio Clube Figueirense organises various rowing tours - see their blog and website.