Events and News

Row The Thames Challenge 2019

167 Miles, 42 Hours Non-stop, Crew of 5, 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...

The Thames River Clean Up Sonning to Shiplake 2019

   The 2019 River Clean Up Sonning to Shiplake - Report Sunday 28th April 2019 The 4th Annual Sonning to Shiplake River Clean Up saw records fall again in terms of attendance. 17 boats 25 Adults 30 School age children   This year we had volunteers in Sonning...

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...

Ocean to City, Cork 2018

  Ocean to City - An Rás Mó - June 2018  Crew Stuart Milne Gary Parke Carlton Barnard Yonadab Diez-Urkidi Guy Fisher Scroll to Bottom for Gallery This was a first visit to Cork for the Ocean to City race for the Shiplake Outloars (other than Carlton who had skiffed...

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...

The Boat that Guy Built

After two years, "Fish" is row-able. I started the build in March 2016 and worked very part time on it mainly weekends and the odd evening, but in fits and starts with a four month break over the cold/damp winter months 2017/18. The Drake 19 was picked mainly for its...

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...

Great River Race 2017

Shiplake Outloars Great River Race 2017 Crew: Steve Mike Carlton Guy Passenger: Gemma Cox: Sarah We raised over £800 for the Lily Foundation.  Time: 2:36:45 Overall Position: 27

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...

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...

The Thames Row 2016

The Thames Row 2016 In May 2016, the majority of the men from Shiplake Outloars took part in a 4 day row from Lechlade to Gravesend. 4 Days - 146 Miles Stuart Milne rowed the whole way and other members joined in for selected days.  The club raised over £6,000 for the...