There is no Great Tyne Row in 2018 due to adverse tides and volunteer fatigue. But
a date has been fixed for 2019, as above.
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.
The stand-alone web site for the Great Tyne Row is now at www.greattynerow.com and
it has more information on past winners, etc and is the main place to look for info
for the event each year. However, we try mirror info here in case that site goes
The event is organised by the Northern Rowing Council in association with British
Rowing, Tyne Amateur Rowing Club, Gateshead Community RC, Tyne United Rowing Club
and Tynemouth Rowing Club. Invaluable support is given by Port of Tyne, Red Seal
Rescue, the Sea Cadets and many others. Those doing the work are almost all volunteers.