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Sunday League - 2013 - archive



Winners after the final round at Talkin Tarn in October 2013 as pictured were:


Women’s - Hex Factors (Hexham RC)

Open - Forever Wreck (Tees RC)


Photos from the final day at Tarn are on Northern Rowing’s Facebook pages here.


Archive info re entries etc:




The Northern Rowing Council with help from British Rowing set up the Explore Rowing Sunday League series in 2012. The series is being repeated in expanded form in 2013. The 2012 archive is here.

There is to be an event on the first Sunday of each month from February right through to October. It is aimed at recreational rowers, novices, recent graduates of learn to row courses and those returning to rowing.


Summer events will be run over a short sprint course, with side by side racing Winter events (new this coming year) will comprise a longer time trial with skill tests interspersed. There will be some sweep oar as well as sculling events - see below. Queries to James Andrews at British Rowing.


Event format for 2013


Entry form

The entry form can be downloaded here (xls).


Dates and venues - as updated and confirmed on 07-01-13

3 March             Winter Skills              Sculling           Tees

7 April                Splash & Dash         Sculling           Tyne United

5 May                 Splash & Dash         Sweep             Hexham

2 June               Splash & Dash         Sculling           Chester-le-Street

7 July                 Splash & Dash         Sweep             Tyne

4 August            Splash & Dash         Sculling           Tynemouth

1 September    Splash & Dash         Sweep              Durham

6 October          Winter Skills              Sculling           Talkin Tarn



* Open and Women



* Stable coxed quads (Tees, Tyne United, Chester-le-Street, Tynemouth & Talkin Tarn)

* Stable coxed fours (Hexham, Tyne & Durham)



* By email to club representative and British Rowing PDTL (James Andrews) with form

* All entrants must be a British Rowing members

* If you have a racing licence of any kind (Junior, Student or Gold) you must be a novice in both sculling

and sweep

* Silver level members are allowed to have or had points

* Entrants (except coxes) must be 18+

* Coxes must have a British Rowing licence

* Entries must be received no later than the Wednesday before the event



* 4-6 people not including coxswain.

* A mixed combination of the 6 can be used in different races

* Coxes can change between races and are not included in the team of 6
* Teams must wear identical colour kit - preferably a main colour of their club

* Team Names & crew members must be provided to ensure consistency

* New teams may join at any point through throughout the series

* Entry fee - £12 per team per event


Day Timings

* Registration 11:00

* Draw 11:30

* First Race 12:00

* Finish 16:00

Note:the event organisers will try to stick to the published schedule as much as possible, and do apologise encase the event by run over the scheduled times*


Summer ‘splash & dash’


* 200-300 m

* 100-200 m for St Ayles Skiff event

Points system

* 1 point for each win

* ½ points will be awarded if the team goes over the original 6 team members

* points will be calculated at the end of the day and added to the overall league table.

Type and number of races

* side by side racing, one against one

* every crew in category races everyone else, subject to .......

....... maximum of 5 races per team over 4 hour period


Winter skills (incorporated in head race)


* 1-2 km head races

To include a selection of required skills

* Emergency stops (penalty if not stopped in required distance)

* Backing down

* Cornering

* Spinning

* Crew changes

* Other skills may be added

Points system

* Crews are allowed 2 races with times added up.

* Points will be as follows:

1st = 5

2nd = 4

3rd = 3

4th = 2

5th = 1

* ½ points will be awarded if the team goes over the original 6 team members.

* points will be added to the league table.


No prizes will be awarded for single events; one series prize in each of Open and Women categories.


This page last updated 14-10-13.