Enter the Great Tyne Row and Tyne Single Scullers Head

The first weekend of September sees the return of the Great Tyne Row and a new event – the Tyne Single Scullers Head

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The Great Tyne Row

The Great Tyne Row, Saturday 2 September

The Great Tyne Row is a regular fixture in September with boats rowing from Tyne and Tyne United Rowing Clubs at Newburn, under the iconic bridges of central Newcastle and Gateshead and nearly to the North Sea at Tynemouth Rowing Club. The 25km challenge is aimed at the adventurous recreational rower, with awards for the fastest crews in various different categories.

As quite rough conditions and possibly some commercial shipping movements can be expected, only ‘stable’ coxed doubles and fours/quads can enter – so no fine boats. But this still covers quite a range of both sliding seat and fixed seat craft, including St Ayles skiffs and other coastal boat types.

How to enter:

You will have to be quick as entries close on Monday, 31 July.
If the event is viable then late entries will be welcome.

More details at www.greattynerow.com  – also on Facebook and Twitter – @GreatTyneRow – or use #slogonthetyne.

The Tyne Single Scullers Head, Sunday 3 September

This new head race was inspired by Newcastle University Boat Club who wanted to give their students a challenge when they return to university in early September.

The 3km race – with a 1km sprint option – will start downstream at Blaydon (famous for the Blaydon Races) and finish at the rowing clubs at Newburn. There will be four divisions and a chance to row more than once for most competitors.

All levels of competitors are welcome – including juniors and masters. The event is ideal for those who like to get out in their singles over the summer but find the later and longer winter heads a bit intimidating!

How to enter:

Details of the event will be at newcastlerowing.com and BROE should be open by the end of July. Contact Alex Leigh at alex.leigh@newcastle.ac.uk for more information.