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Great Tyne Row - 6 September 2015



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 winners, etc.




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.


GPS tracking


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.


2015 documents


Documents loaded onto the stand-alone web site are also available here too. All are pdf unless otherwise stated:

Start order as xls  

Final results with course records & GPS info - pdf or xlsx

Terms and Conditions

Information for crews

Navigation Guide - low res (0.7mb)

Navigation Guide - med res (1.4kb))

Navigation Guide - high res (2.3mb)

Direction maps - showing club locations, trailer parking and car parking    

Day plan - timetable

Safety Plan

Risk Assessment




Event Director, Colin Percy, at eventdirector.gtr@outlook.com or on 07985 003304.