Rookie rowers win Upton Plate


STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club won the Upton Plate in a beginners’ regatta at Upton Rowing Club last weekend.

Stratford entered two crews among the 12 entries for the event, held in excellent conditions.

The club’s A team beat hosts Upton in the final to claim glory. Stratford B also put up a good show, narrowly losing out in their quarter-final.

All eight rowers have arrived at the club through British Rowing’s popular Explore Rowing course at Stratford. This year’s autumn courses are well underway and more are planned for next spring.