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Northern Region Sunday League Series - 2019        

 

Links to individual round pages (when ready)

   

* Round 1  -  Tyne   * Round 2 - Durham     * Round 3 - Berwick  * Round 4 - Tynemouth  

* Round 5 - Hexham    * Round 6 -  Ebchester   * Round 7 - Talkin Tarn *  Round 8 - Tyne United

 

Background

   

The Northern Rowing Council with the help of British Rowing set up the Northern Region Sunday League series in 2012 under the auspices of the national Explore Rowing scheme. We did rename it as the Explore Series,at the request of British Rowing a few years ago, but we have now reverted to the old title. The series is aimed at recreational rowers, novices, recent graduates of learn to row courses and those returning to rowing after a break.

   

In 2018, the seventh year of our Sunday League / Explore Series, we were to have eight events, but the first was cancelled, so we ran seven. We rounded off the series with the event at Tyne ARC on 7 October. See the Round 8 page for more details, but we ended up with open winners being Barcing Mad (Berwick ARC) and joint winners in the women’s as TURC Ducks (Tyne United RC) and Tyne of your Life (Tyne ARC). The final league table for 2018 is here.         

   

Previous years:

     

*  2012 - archive     *  2013 - archive     *  2014 - archive    *  2015 - archive     *  2016 - archive

*  2017 archive  *  2018 archive.

         

2019 programme and how to enter

 

The steering group (Caroline Scholl, Colin Lawson and Colin Percy) have agreed a programme for 2019 with participating host clubs, as below. As each event approaches we will create a separate web page with details. That for Tyne ARC on 3 March 2019 will be ready very shortly (as at 11 Feb).

 

See in the Format and Rules below who is eligible to enter and what teams can consist of. The entry form (Excel spreadsheet) to be used is here. This should be returned each month by the Wednesday before the event in question to coordinator Colin Lawson at colin60lawson@gmail.com.

British Rowing generic guidance on Explore Series events

 

British Rowing has issued generic guidance on Explore Series events (based, we have to say, very much on this region’s work). Whilst the local rules below are much more detailed, you may wish to have a look at the BR document, especially if you are a host club.

  

In particular host clubs should note they are responsible for making sure there is full insurance cover for their home event under their own insurance policy; this includes cover for damage or loss to equipment borrowed from other clubs, unless the lending club has confirmed their cover still extends to use by the host. See the document here (pdf).

   

Event format & local rules for Northern Region Sunday League in 2019

2019 rules (updates from 2018 in red)

General

 

Aims:  To be a fun, relaxed and social series of events.

 

Target audience: New rowers, recreational rowers, returning rowers, retired racers

 

Entrants:   Open & Women’s

 

Boats:   Stable coxed quads or fours

 

Entry

Who can row

- Row members (can have old-style points if returning to rowing after a break); or

- Race members (but see below re Novice status).

Teams  

      

 Events and points

 

 Events:

Day timings

 

Unless otherwise notified these will be:

Splash & Dash events

 

Distance: Approximately 200 - 300 m, maximum 300 m, side-by-side racing.

 Points system:

Skills Head event

 

Distance:  up to 1 km head races to include a selection of required skills

 Points system for skills:

1st gets 4+4 = 8 pts

2nd gets 4+3 = 7 pts

3rd gets 4+2 = 6 pts

4th gets 4+1 = 5 pts

All others taking part get 4 pts

Prizes

There are series prizes for the Open & Women’s Teams with the most points after the final round. No prizes to be given at single events, to keep costs low.

 

This page created on 11-02-19.

1

Sun 3 Mar 19   

Tyne ARC

Sculling

Splash & Dash

2

Sun 7 Apr 19

Durham

Sweep

Splash & Dash

3

Sun 5 May 19

Berwick

Sculling

Splash & Dash

4

Sun 2 Jun 19

Tynemouth

Sculling

Splash & Dash

5

Sun 7 Jul 19

Hexham

Sweep

Splash & Dash

6

Sun 4 Aug 19

Ebchester

Sculling

Skills

7

Sun 1 Sep 19

Talkin Tarn

Sweep

Skills

8

Sun 6 Oct 19  

Tyne United

Sculling

Splash & Dash