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Upper Thames Rowing Club

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Upper Thames Rowing Club

Upper Thames Rowing Club
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Henley-on-Thames, UK
Home water Hambledon Lock, River Thames
Founded 1963 (1963)
Affiliations British Rowing
  • Henley Masters Regatta
  • Upper Thames Autumn Head (UTAH)
Notable members
Sir Steve Redgrave, Guin Batten, Miriam Batten,

Upper Thames Rowing Club is an English rowing club. It is based at Remenham in Berkshire, on the River Thames near the town of Henley-on-Thames, with a clubhouse and frontage on the course of the Henley Royal Regatta. The club was established in 1963.[1]


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In 1964 the club entered its first crew for Henley Royal Regatta in the Thames Cup. The crew was composed of:

  • Kevin O' Sullivan at bow (Eton Excelsior)
  • Alan Smiter (also Eton Excelsior and the Club's first captain)
  • Bill Rawson (Reading R.C.)
  • Charles Hawtrey (a First and Third man from Cambridge)
  • John Wingfield (Jesus College, Cambridge)
  • David Neal (Henley R.C.)
  • Hugh Cochrane (Reading R.C.)
  • David Mayers stroke (Shrewsbury and Clare College, Cambridge)
  • J Hooper (Marlow R.C.) as cox

One of the earliest crews to enter for the World Veteran Rowing Championships (the World Masters Regatta) was a coxless four from Upper Thames comprising Peter Sutherland, Sid Rand, Derek Thurgood and Glynne Davies in the early 1970s.

A number of renowned oarsmen have passed through the club membership, including many World and Olympic medalists. In 2014 two crews won the club's first trophies at Henley. They were:

The Wyfold Challenge Cup

  • Ed Couldwell
  • Michael Nagi
  • Joe Perry
  • Lewis Beech

The Britannia Challenge Cup

  • Luke Wootton
  • Graham Hall
  • Sam Barnes
  • Jake Davidson
  • Scott Smith (cox).

See also


  1. ^ "The history of UTRC". Upper Thames Rowing Club. Archived from the original on June 29, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2007. 

External links

  • Upper Thames Rowing Club official web site
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