Shiplake Outloars

Fixed Seat Rowing On The Thames

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The River Clean Up 2019Row The Thames Challenge 2019

Who Are The Shiplake Outloars?

We’re an informal Fixed Seat Rowing Club on the River Thames formed in 2013 now comprising of about 20 men and women. 

We row for fitness and enjoyment and attend the odd race too!

We’re very grateful to Shiplake College for allowing us the use of their river frontage.

Outings are generally in the early mornings before work. 

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Our Boat

“Zachary” is a Mark Edwards/Great River Race designed 4 oared Jolly Boat with a GRP hull with wooden gunwales and footplates and shiny brass rowlocks!

The boat is the smaller version of the larger Thames Watermans Cutter.

Designed for 4 rowers, a cox and a passenger it is more suited for rivers and light coastal rowing.

The joint owners co-incidentally have sons called Zachary – hence the name!

More on the Outloars

Great River Race 2018 Shiplake Outloars

This Year we entered a crew late on so had less endurance training than normal but survived! We took 5 rowers and a passenger and rotated the crew at 30 minute intervals. To avoid any mishaps on the day with logistics, (like 2016) Guy dropped the boat to the start on...

The Ladies Thames Row 2016

Ladies Thames Row 2016 Inspired by the Outloars mens' row earlier in the year, a scratch crew of completely novice rowers, led by Katherine and Sarah took on the non-tidal part of the Thames. Only having a few months to get used to rowing the boat, pressure was on to...

Thames River Clean Up 2018

  The 2018 River Clean Up Sonning to Shiplake Saw Records Tumble!  45 Amazing Volunteers,  with 20 local children.  Groups helping included Shiplake College pupils and staff, Shiplake Vikings Rowing Club and the Shiplake Outloars.  18 Small Boats About 30 bags of...

Row in the rain (again)

Training in the Rain Scroll down for Videos!  Cold April Saturday morning trainig for the Thames Row.Fortunately the weather was kind to us a week later.

Row The Thames Challenge 2019

167 Miles, 42 Hours Non-stop, 5 Guys, 1 Rowing Boat, Source to Sea, 1 River Pushing themselves to the edge of their physical and mental limitsPlease Support the Crew Starting in the pitch dark at Lechlade at the source of the River Thames in the early hours of Friday...

Hamble River Raid 2018

  The 2018 Hamble River Raid  CrewStuart MilneGuy FisherCarlton BarnardYonadab Diez-UrkidiCox: Rob Webb This year we had lovely conditions, the sun was shining and the wind was less than previous years. We were grateful to novice cox, Rob Webb, who kindly agreed to...

Thames River Clean Up 2018

  The 2018 River Clean Up Sonning to Shiplake Saw Records Tumble!  45 Amazing Volunteers,  with 20 local children.  Groups helping included Shiplake College pupils and staff, Shiplake Vikings Rowing Club and the Shiplake Outloars.  18 Small Boats About 30 bags of...

Hamble RiverRaid 2017

Hamble River Raid 2017 This year Stuart organised a new crew for the race held on the Hable River Estuary. Crew:Stuart MGaryStuart BYonaRoss - cox This is the 4th time we have attended this great event and the event is growing year on year.The course was breezy with a...

The River Clean Up 2017

River Clean Up 2017 This year a few people in canoes and rowing boats started from Sonning and worked our way down, making it about half way down the Sonning/Shiplake stretch. Yona cleared up the head of the main island where loads of rubbish gets trapped. Gary and...