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.
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.
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.
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.