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
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.
* 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.