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 sixth time in 2016. It is non-profit-making.
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, though back down to 26 in 2016.
A wide range of sliding seat and fixed seat boats enter, from doubles through a triple
one year and into fours and quads.
You can find information on the the previous years here: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 &
2015. The stand-alone web site for the Great Tyne Row at www.greattynerow.com has
more information on past winners, etc and is now the main place to look for info
for the event each year. However, we have mirrored key info here in case that site
The event is organised by the Northern Rowing Council in association with British
Rowing, Tyne Amateur Rowing Club, Gosforth Community Rowing, Gateshead Community
RC, Tyne United Rowing Club and Tynemouth Rowing Club. Invaluable support is given
by Port of Tyne, Red Seal, the Sea Cadets and many others. Those doing the work are
almost all volunteers.