The Great Tyne Row is a 25 km challenge row with an element of racing (depending
on how seriously you take it). It ran for the fifth time on 6 September 2015 in great
weather and a following wind.
Each year there are prizes for fastest boat in various categories, but with an emphasis
on fun, with awards also for the best dressed crew and best decorated boat.
Numbers have risen from 11 in year one to 40 in 2015. A wide range of sliding seat
and fixed seat boats entered, from doubles through a triple and into fours and quads.
You can find information on the the previous years here: 2012, 2013 & 2014. The stand-alone
web site for the Great Tyne Row at www.greattynerow.com has more information on past
The event is organised by the Northern Rowing Council in association with British
Rowing, Tyne Amateur Rowing Club, Gosforth Community Rowing, Tyne United Rowing Club
and Tynemouth Rowing Club. In 2015 invaluable support was given by Port of Tyne,
Red Seal, the Sea Cadets and many others. Those doing the work are almost all volunteers.
We used GPS tracking for the first time in 2015, courtesy of Durtytracking. This
allowed real time viewing of boat positions and lots of data afterwards. To have
a look at all participants ‘tracks’, go to http://durtytracking.com/g/g_map.php?event=31.
Documents loaded onto the stand-alone web site are also available here too. All are
pdf unless otherwise stated: