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Long Distance Sculling series - Autumn 2019


Poster out now - click here

*   There are associated but independent SBHs  with sweep (pairs and fours) in the afternoons at Tees, Tyne, Wansbeck and Durham - see the host clubs’ own web sites for details of the SBHs.



Day and date


South Hylton LDS

4750 m

Sat 05 October 19


Tees LDS  (plus SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 12 October 19

10:30 (14:30)

Tyne LDS  (plus Tyne Utd SBH in afternoon)  *


Sat 19 October 19

10:30 (14:30)

Berwick LDS (one division)


Sat 26 October 19


Wansbeck LDS (plus SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 2 November 19

10:30 (14:30)

Durham LDS (plus Autumn SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 9 November 19

9:30 (12:00 & 14:30)

Individual competition details


South Hylton LDS - 5 October 2019


Hosted by City of Sunderland RC. Distance 4750m. Start 11:00. Single division; no associated SBH. Limit of 100 entries. BROE2 opened on 15-09-19 and will close at 19:00 on 28-09-18.      

Competition documents:

* Risk assessment     * Safety plan       * Competitor instructions   * Course map


Tees LDS & SBH - 12 October 2019  


The LDS is hosted by Tees RC, who also run the afternoon SBH. Distance 5000m. LDS 10:30 and SBH 14:30 start. Entries for the LDS capped at 200.


See this page on Tees RC web site for details of the SBH, but LDS and SBH pre-competition documents are shared as follows:

* Safety plan      * Safety and race instructions       * Course map

* Steering guidance     * Spectator guidance      * Car parking locations  


Tyne LDS & Tyne United SBH - 19 October 2019


The LDS is hosted by Tyne ARC with help from Tyne United RC & Newcastle University BC. The afternoon SBH is organised by Tyne United RC - see their SBH page. Distance for both is 4500m. LDS starts 10:30 and SBH 14:30. Limit of 140 in each competition (under review, depends on boat mix).    


Pre-competition documents shared by LDS & SBH:

* Risk assessment        * Safety plan       * Instructions for crews        * Course map

For LDS only:

* Start plan    * Finish plan   * Bank monitor and start location map


Others competition details to follow


These will be loaded as soon as possible, but no later than the Sunday three weeks before each one, when entries open on BROE.


Getting in touch


Queries about all aspects of the LDS series including entries and results should go to lds@nerowing.com. Any questions specifically to do with how this page works (or not) should be directed to Colin Percy at info@nerowing.com.  


This page update 20-09-19

South Hylton LDS in 2013 - it will be calmer this year!


Series background


The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the Long Distance Sculling (LDS) series every autumn. We aim  to have six events over six consecutive weekends, as listed below. But we do get cancellations. The 2018 page as archive is here.


The LDS series is for sculling boats only - singles, doubles and quads (and octs where indicated on the poster). They are open to all age groups and categories. In 2019 there will be associated but independent SBH (Small Boats Head) events with sweep in the afternoon on four of the six days.


2019 programme


The dates for 2019 are shown in the table below. Times will be added as soon as possible. Each LDS  competition will get its own section below the table soon and documents for each comp will be added as available up to and through results.


Entries will open on the times and dates shown in advance on this page, so get ready and prepare now as places are limited at some venues and entries may be suspended early. We are looking at possibly having club quotas - more news soon.  


The 2019 poster is downloadable as a pdf here. Host clubs are responsible for SBH details and these will also be separate on BROE.