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The 2011 British Rowing Tour - Lune Aqueduct

Weyfarers Rowing Events Planned for 2015

We have divided these events into "Challenges" - fun competitions aimed at "Explore" class boats - and "Tours" - longer rows over one or more days to places of interest, purely for fun.  The most important social events are also shown on this page.

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.

Subject to river conditions and conflicting events, we will aim to organse a "Day Row" on the third Sunday of each month.  This will be a leisurely row with a pub or picnic lunch, leaving at about 10 a.m. and returning at about 4 p.m.  All weclome, including recent Learn to Row graduates.

January   Event Type
24th January Weybridge Winter Head Challenge
February    
21st February Molesey Head Challenge
28th February Burway Head Challenge
March    
8th March Hyne Cup Challenge
14th March National Touring Rowers dinner at Leander Club, Henley Social
April    
11th April Head of the Dart Challenge
24th - 26th April Tulip Tour (Holland) Tour
May    
10th May Desborough Challenge Challenge
14th-17th May Visit by members of Aviron Club Poissy-Villennes.  Three day rows, dinners Tour / Social
24th May Voga Longa, Venice Challenge/Tour
30th-31st May Visit to Lubeck, Germany Tour
June    
7th June Weybridge Ladies Regatta Challenge
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
25th July Swanage Carnival (coastal gig races) Challenge
27th July - 1st August Meuse Tour (Belgium Tour
August    
31st July - 8th August Douro Tour, Portugal Tour
10th - 15th August Boats on loan to foreign tourers  
September    
5th 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
18th September? Weybridge Community Regatta (with volunteer helpers from Weyfarers)  
October    
     
November    
TBD Weyfarers annual dinner dance  
     
December    
25th December Christmas morning row Social

To take part in these events, fill in the Events sign-up form

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

Details of the 2015 tour have not yet been announced.

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.