Club Hub.
NRC Meetings.
Sunday Liga.
JIRR 2019.
Other events.
Want or Sale.
Grant fund.
Northern Rowing on-line
P1220489 1200 pix.jpg

Great Tyne Row - Sunday 8 September 2019

A Tyne ARC crew landing in in 2017 at Tynemouuth


Next event


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.


You can find information on the the previous years here: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016 and 2017.


Web site for Great Tyne Row


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 down.




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.


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


Last updated 05-05-18

gtr 2017 08 1500 pix.jpg