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Northern Region Sunday League series - 2022 archive

Links to individual round pages for 2022


* Round 1 - Durham   * Round 2 - Berwick    * Round 3 - Cambois RC    * Round 4 - Hexham

* Round 5 - Tynemouth   * Round 6 - Talkin Tarn   * Round 7 - Tyne ARC




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 break. The taking part is arguably more important than the winning, though races can get pretty competitive .


Pages for previous years


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

*  2017 - archive     *  2018 - archive     *  2019 - archive.   Not run in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid


Archive from 2022:


2022 programme and how to enter


The steering group (Pam Walton, Gabrielle Moore and Colin Percy) have agreed a programme for 2022 with participating host clubs. As each event approaches a separate web page with details will be created - links will be at the top of this page.


See in the Format and Rules section 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 to coordinator Pam Walton at pwalton64@sky.com.


Host clubs’ responsibilities  


Host clubs should note they are responsible for making sure their event is run in a safe and responsible way and that there is full insurance cover for it 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 British Rowing guidance document here (pdf). Clubs should contact Pam Walton as above if not clear about this.


Format for Northern Region Sunday League series in 2022




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); or

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

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


There are nice wooden series trophies (to be held for a year) with consumable prizes (can be eaten/drunk straightaway) 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 updated on 23-03-23


3 April 22

Durham ARC

Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling


1 May 22

Berwick ARC

Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling


5 June 22

Cambois RC

Splash ‘n’ Dash - sweep


3 July 22

Hexham RC

Skills - sculling


7 August 22

Tynemouth RC

Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling


4 September 22

Talkin Tarn ARC

Skills - sweep


2 October 22

Tyne ARC

Splash ‘n’ Dash - sculling

final league table sunday league 22 04-10-22 lge.jpg

The League Table after all 7 rounds is here as pdf or click on the image: