The Hyne Cup is a private race held each Spring between the eights of Weybridge RC and Walton RC. The cup itself was donated by the family of John Hyne, a Weybridge RC member who was killed in World War II.
Nowadays, all the clubs on the Shepperton to Sunbury reach - Weybridge RC, Walton RC, Weybridge Ladies ARC, Thames Valley Skiff Club, St George's College BC & Cranmore School - are invited to race over the course in crew boats.
It was originally a side-by-side race, but it is presently run as a 'head' race (time trial) rowed over 3300 metres downstream from Elmbridge Canoe Club to Little Tumbling Bay weir (adjacent to Elmbridge Leisure Centre); this is the Weybridge Silver Sculls course in reverse.
The contested trophies are:-
Hosting of the event alternates between Walton RC and Weybridge RC. The date is agreed between the respective captains; it is usually in February.
Walton RC are hosts in 2017. The race will take place on Sunday 19th February 2017 (re-arranged from 5th Feb).
2014 - event cancelled due to the river being in flood
2008 - event cancelled due to inability to agree a mutually suitable date
2007 - event cancelled due to strong stream boards being displayed
2003 - event cancelled due to a car leaving Walton Lane and ending up in the river. Emergency services were still in attendance at 11am.
2002 - event cancelled due to strong stream boards being displayed
2001 - event cancelled due to exceptionally strong stream