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Great Tyne Row - Saturday 2 September 2017

A Tyne ARC crew landing in in 2017 at Tynemouth


Results for 2017


The stand-alone web site for the Great Tyne Row at www.greattynerow.com has more information on past winners, etc and is now the main place to look for info for the event each year. However, we have mirrored key info here in case that site goes down. But for the results for 2017 go to: http://www.greattynerow.com/results2017.


GPS tracking link


You can view all tracks on the day here: http://durtytracking.com/h/h_map.php?event=62.




The Great Tyne Row is a 25 km challenge row with an element of racing (depending on how seriously you take it). It ran for the seventh time in 2017. It is non-profit-making.

Each year there are prizes for fastest boat in various categories, but with an emphasis on fun, with awards also for the best dressed crew and best decorated boat.


Numbers have risen from 11 in year one to 40 in 2015, back down to 26 in 2016 and up again to 34  in 2017. A wide range of sliding seat and fixed seat boats enter, from doubles through a triple one year and into fours and quads.


You can find information on the the previous years here: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015 and 2016.


Key documents for 2017


* Information for crews

* Navigation Guide (higher res version available on request)

* Map of clubs etc

* Safety plan

* Risk assessment

* Update info issued 22-08-17

* Final start order with boating locations and times issued at 29-08-17

* Safety launch map with passing times


Timetable in 2017



08.00 Gates open at Tyne ARC, Tyne United RC and Tyne Riverside Country Park at Newburn slipway and supervision present at Tynemouth car park  

09:00 Refreshments on at Tyne ARC, Tyne United RC and Country Park cafe.

10:00 Minibus for trailer drivers back to Tyne ARC from Tynemouth RC

10:00-11:15 Registration at Tyne ARC (just one person needed)

11:30-12:00 Briefing session at Tyne ARC – cox and preferably one other to attend

12.30 onwards Boating (exact times for each crew will be shown in final start order)

13:00-13:40 START - to be in 5 divisions, 10 minutes apart


When boats pass key points en route

13:28-13:56 Boats pass Gateshead CRC, Derwenthaugh (5km)

13:54-14:22 Boats pass through central Newcastle Gateshead bridges (10km)

14:16-14:48 Boats pass Bill Quay (15km)

14:38-15:16 Boats pass Morston Quay near Tyne Tunnel (20km)

15:00-15:50 FINISH - Boats pass finish line - opposite ferry landing at North Shields (25km)



15:15-16:30 Boats arrive at Tynemouth RC, Little Haven – refreshments available

16:00 Any boats not close to finish will be directed to nearest access point

17:30 Presentation – may be a little earlier if everything ready

18:00-? Continuing refreshments until beer runs out




The event is organised by the Northern Rowing Council in association with British Rowing, Tyne Amateur Rowing Club, Gosforth Community Rowing, Gateshead Community RC, Tyne United Rowing Club and Tynemouth Rowing Club. Invaluable support is given by Port of Tyne, Red Seal, the Sea Cadets and many others. Those doing the work are almost all volunteers.


Contact: Event Director, Colin Percy, at eventdirector.gtr@outlook.com or on 07985 003304.



Last updated 11-09-17

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