NRC meetings.
Jr Rowing 24.
Sundays 2024.
LDS 2024.
GTR 2023.
Grant fund.
Reg'l Strategy.
Northern Rowing on-line
 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




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)





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 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).


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  



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.






  07 Apr 24


 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling - cancelled


  05 May 24


 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling


  02 Jun 24


 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling


  07 Jul 24


 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling


  04 Aug 24


 Splash ’n’ Dash - sweep


  01 Sep 24

 Talkin Tarn



  06 Oct 24


 Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling