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 goes down.
But for the results for 2017 go to: http://www.greattynerow.com/results2017.
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 seventh time in 2017. 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, back down to 26 in 2016 and
up again to 34 in 2017. A wide range of sliding seat and fixed seat boats enter,
from doubles through a triple one year and into fours and quads.
13:54-14:22 Boats pass through central Newcastle Gateshead bridges (10km)
14:16-14:48 Boats pass Bill Quay (15km)
14:38-15:16 Boats pass Morston Quay near Tyne Tunnel (20km)
15:00-15:50 FINISH - Boats pass finish line - opposite ferry landing at North Shields
15:15-16:30 Boats arrive at Tynemouth RC, Little Haven – refreshments available
16:00 Any boats not close to finish will be directed to nearest access point
17:30 Presentation – may be a little earlier if everything ready
18:00-? Continuing refreshments until beer runs out
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.