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 Sunday League at Hexham in 2023

Northern Region Sunday League 2024 series

How to enter

     

An online entry form for 2024 is being created but not ready yet, so please use the Excel form downloadable three paragraphs down. It is the same as in 2023. There is a pdf version as well if you cannot access Excel. If all else fails, just send us an email with all the same info in it. Entries close at 6.00pm on the Wednesday before the round in question.

   

Host club responsibilities  

      

Host clubs were asked to note they were responsible for making sure their event was run in a safe and responsible way and that there was full insurance cover for it under their own insurance policy; this included cover for damage or loss to equipment borrowed from other clubs, unless the lending club had confirmed their cover still extended to use by the host. See British Rowing guidance document here (pdf). Clubs were asked to contact the coordinator as above if not clear about this.

   

Format for Sunday League in 2024

 

General

   

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

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

Entrants:              Open & Women’s    

Boats:                  Stable coxed quads or fours (provided by host club, just rock up and row)

   

Entry

  

    

Who can row

- Row membership (the basic and cheapest membership level for rowers); or

- Race membership (more expensive, but means you can row in ‘proper’ rowing events).

See https://www.britishrowing.org/join on how to join. You must put the membership number on the entry form.

Composition of teams  

Events

   

Events types:

Day timings

   

Unless otherwise notified these will be:

Splash ‘n Dash events

   

Distance: 200 - 300 m, side-by-side racing, two at a time.

      

Points system for Splash & Dash:

    

Skills Head events

     

Distance: Up to 1 km head (time trial) races to include a selection of required skills en route.

- Emergency stops

- Backing down onto buoy

- Square blade rowing for 20 strokes

- Rigger dips

- 360 deg turn

- Blade swap from bow to stroke

- 10 roll ups  

- Feet out rowing for 20 strokes

- Blind folded rowing (maybe, opinions are divided on this)

- Other skills as and when dreamt up

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

Points are added to the league table at the end of the day and published on the round web page (links above).

Prizes

There are nice wooden series trophies (to be held for a year) with consumable prizes (can be eaten/drunk straightaway), one for the Open series and one for the Women’s series teams with the most points after the final round. No prizes to be given at single events, to keep costs low.

   

This page updated on 05-04-24.

Contact: colinwpercy@gmail.com

 

Home pages for previous years (not run in 2020 and 21)

     

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

*  2017 - archive     *  2018 - archive     *  2019 - archive     *  2022 - archive      *  2023 - archive  
     

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 renamed it as the Explore Series in 2016, at the request of British Rowing, but in 2019 we 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 long break. The taking part is arguably more important than the winning, though races can get pretty competitive.

 

 

Links to individual round pages for 2024 when ready

  

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

* Round 5 - Cambois   * Round 6 - Talkin Tarn    * Round 7 - Durham     (see dates below)    

       

2024 programme

 

Download the entry form here as xlsx (preferred) or pdf.

 

The steering group has worked on the programme for 2024 with potential host clubs. Here are the dates and venues, all now tied down apart from one item. As each event approaches a separate web page will be created with full details - links will be at at the top of this page.

 

Date

 Venue

Format

1

  07 Apr 24

 Berwick

 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling - cancelled

2

  05 May 24

 Tynemouth

 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling

3

  02 Jun 24

 Tyne

 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling

4

  07 Jul 24

 Hexham

 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling

5

  04 Aug 24

 Cambois

 Splash ’n’ Dash - sweep

6

  01 Sep 24

 Talkin Tarn

 TBC

7

  06 Oct 24

 Durham

 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling