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Weyfarers Events Planned for 2015  (updated 23/02/15)

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
24th January Weybridge Winter Head - 3 Weyfarers crews took part, and Roy's crew won! Challenge
February    
21st February Molesey Head - Explore category cancelled due to lack of entries Challenge
28th February Burway Head - Explore category cancelled due to lack of entries Challenge
March    
Sunday 8th March Hyne Cup - an informal head race between the clubs on our reach.  Details here Challenge
Saturday 14th March National Touring Rowers dinner at Leander Club, Henley.  Invitation here Social
Saturday 21st March  Day row to Staines Day row 
Friday 27th March Day row to Staines Day row
April    
Saturday 4th April  Day row to Thames Ditton Day row
Saturday 11th April Head of the Dart Challenge
24th - 26th April Tulip Tour (Holland) Tour
May    
Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd May Coxing course Course
Monday 4th May  Day row - Wey Navigation Day row
Sunday 10th May Desborough Challenge (postponed, probably until September) Challenge
14th-17th May Visit by members of Aviron Club Poissy-Villennes.  Day rows to Molesey/Hampton Court and Wey Navigation Day row / Social
Thursday 21st May (evening) First Aid course run by St John Ambulance Course
24th May Voga Longa, Venice (Weyfarers not going this year) Challenge/Tour
24/25/26 May  Spring bank holiday weekend - possble day rows Day rows
30th-31st May Visit to Lubeck, Germany (provisional) Tour
June    
7th June Weybridge Ladies Regatta - Explore category Challenge
13th / 14th June  Magna Carta relay Tour
19th - 21st June Poissy "Grand Huit" race, France Challenge
July    
1st - 5th July Henley Royal Regatta.   Club row-past on 4th and 5th July.  Possible visit from overseas friends Tour / Social
19th July  Molesey Regatta - Explore category Challenge 
Friday 24th July Weybridge Community Regatta (with volunteer helpers from Weyfarers) Weybridge event
25th July Swanage Carnival (coastal gig races) Challenge
27th July - 1st August Meuse Tour (Belgium - organised by the Belgian Rowing Federation) Tour
August    
31st July - 8th August Douro Tour, Portugal, organised by the Portuguese Rowing Federation Tour
2nd August  Day row Day row
15th / 16th August Lechlade - Oxford (Weyfarers tour) Tour
31st August  August Bank Holiday day row Day row
September    
6th September Great Ouse Marathon Challenge
6th September Great Tyne Row Challenge
10th - 13th September National Tour, Great Ouse Tour
12th September Great River Race Challenge
13th - 18th September FISA Tour, Lake Maggiore, Italy.   Click here for Tour Information and Entry Form.  NB.  Entries must be in by 31st January Tour
19th or 20th September  Day row Day row
October    
3rd or 4th October  Day row Day row
17th October  Weybridge Silver Sculls Weybridge event
November    
28th November Weyfarers annual dinner dance at Silvermere 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.

The 2015 British Rowing National Tour (organised by Weyfarers)

This year's National Tour will be on the Great Ouse (Cambridgeshire) from 10th - 13th September. Details will appear here shortly.

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.