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Northern Region Sunday League series - 2019        


League table after all 8 rounds here soon        Links to individual round pages:


* 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 and overall results for 2019


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,at the request of British Rowing in 2016, but as of 2019 we have now reverted to the old title of Sunday League (sorry BR). The series is aimed at recreational rowers, novices, recent graduates of learn to row courses and those returning to rowing after a break.


In 2019, the eighth year of our Sunday League / Explore Series, we ended up with Open series winners being It’s Chico Tyne (Tyne ARC) and Women’s series winners being Tynequila (Tyne ARC). The final Series league tables for 2019 are here as pdf and jpg .   


Pages for previous years


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

*  2017 - archive    *  2018 - archive.


2019 programme and how to enter (archive only)  


The steering group (Caroline Scholl, Colin Lawson and Colin Percy) agreed a programme for 2019 with participating host clubs, as below. As each event approached a separate web page with details was created see- links at the top of this page.


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 events like the Sunday League series


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).


Format & local rules for Northern Region Sunday League series in 2019




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




Who can row

- Row membership (the basic and cheapest membership level)

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


Event types



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 for Splash & Dash:


Skills Head events


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

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

- Backing Down

- Cornering

- Spinning

- Blade changes

- Other skills can be added when/as required.

 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


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. Winners in 2019 were It’s Chico Tyne and Tynequila respectively - see top of page for link to full league tables.


This page last updated on 10-10-19.


Sun 3 Mar 2019   

Tyne ARC


Splash & Dash


Sun 7 Apr 2019



Splash & Dash


Sun 5 May 2019



Splash & Dash


Sun 2 Jun 2019



Splash & Dash


Sun 7 Jul 2019



Splash & Dash


Sun 4 Aug 2019



Relay doubles  


Sun 1 Sep 2019

Talkin Tarn




Sun 6 Oct 2019  

Tyne United


Splash & Dash