Sunday League 2022 - Round 5 - Tynemouth - 7 Aug 22
Back to the seaside and the waves
This will be the first time for a long time at Tynemouth for the big swell and the
waves on top of the swell (and white horses on top of the waves, if you are lucky).
Highlight of the series for many. It is billed as Sculling Splash ‘n’ Dash, with
the emphasis on splash!
We will be starting half an hour early for this round:
Registration from 10:30
Draw at 11:00
Racing starts at 11:30
Racing end by 15:30 at the latest
Special arrangements at Tynemouth
Prior’s Haven car park (opposite the slope that leads to the clubhouse) is free and
with an unrestricted time limit on Sundays. However, there are limited spaces and
it’s difficult to get one during the summer months.
Spanish Battery car park (on the headland above the club) is pay and display (an
app may be required) and it is £3.00 to park for a whole day.
Low Lights car park is about 12-15 minutes walk away (along the river) at North Shields
Fish Quay is free and not time restricted. There are road works which means access
via Tanner’s Bank isn’t possible, diversions are in place or check your maps for
Tynemouth boats don’t have fitted shoes, just Velcro straps. Old trainers or surf
shoes are recommended - they will get wet when getting in and out. The water is likely
to reach knee level or slightly higher. We tend to wear shorts or short Lycra leggings.
Results from last time
Last time at Hexham we had 6 open entries (some mixed) and 4 women’s entries. Each
crew raced twice round the Skills course and the points are being calculated on the
basis of these at the time of writing (24-07-22).
Entries for Tynemouth should be made in the usual way by email on the Excel form
to Pam Walton by the preceding Wednesday. See the home page for details.