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Great Tyne Row - Saturday 26 August 2023


Not running in 2024 - tides not helpful




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 first time in 2011 and (with gaps in some years) this is the tenth running of the event. It is non-profit-making (but we aim not to make a loss).


A wide range of sliding seat and fixed seat boats enter, from doubles through to a triple one year and a single another year. But mostly fours and quads. All must be coxed.


Each year there are prizes for fastest boat in various categories, but with an emphasis on fun, so awards also for the best dressed crew and best decorated boat, not to mention the last boat in.


Entry numbers rose from 11 in 2011 to 40 in 2015, back down to 26 in 2016 and up again to 34 in 2017. In 2022 after Covid we had 19 crews and in 2023 we had 20 entries.


You can find information on the the previous years here: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. No page for 2022 - sorry.


Documents pre-race and results on the day


Before the race:

* Final draw with crew contact details - pdf

* Emergency contacts - safety launches, Port of Tyne, etc - pdf

* Safety launch map - but also with anticipated 5km timing splits - pdf


After the race:

* results v2 as issued on 08-09-23 as jpg or pdf or html


Web site for Great Tyne Row - go here for full info


The stand-alone web site for the Great Tyne Row is at www.greattynerow.com and it has more information on past winners, etc and is the main place to look for info for the event each year. However, we try to mirror info here, especially the start order and info for the day, in case that site goes down. Go there now to see the full suite of documents about the 2023 event.




The event is organised by the Northern Rowing Council in association with British Rowing at the national level, Tyne Amateur Rowing Club, Tyne United Rowing Club and Tynemouth Rowing Club. Invaluable support is given by Port of Tyne, Red Seal Safety Boats, the Sea Cadets and many others. Those doing the work are all volunteers.


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


Last updated 14-05-24

gtr 2023 poster v2.jpg