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Long Distance Sculling series 2015

* Wansbeck SBH was included on BROE as a division of the LDS, as it was run by the NRC. It included sweep (pairs and fours only) and did not count towards the LDS series awards.

** There were independent SBHs  with sweep (pairs and fours only) in the afternoons at Tees RC, Tyne United RC and Durham ARC- see the host clubs’ own web sites for details of the SBHs. No points were awarded for the SBH events towards the LDS series victor ludorum prizes.


Event details


Wansbeck LDS incorporating Wansbeck SBH - 03 October 2015

Hosted by Cambois RC. LDS in morning, SBH in afternoon. Both were on BROE as divisions of one event. Distance 3400m. Event docs:

* Risk assessment

* Safety instructions

* Long course map

* Final start order  as xlsx or pdf

* Times with winners as xlsx or pdf


Berwick LDS - 10 October 2015

Hosted by Berwick ARC. Distance a long 5000m. There was no associated SBH.  Boating was from Tweed Green, Tweedmouth, Berwick TD15 2HD. Boating commenced at 11:30, with the highest number boating first. Started 13:00. I came last! Event docs:

* Safety plan V2

* Risk assessment

* Welfare plan

* Course map

* Competitor instructions - Word

* Final start order as xlsx or pdf

* Final results as xlsx and pdf - with adjusted times & prize-winners


Tees LDS - 17 October 2015

Hosted by Tees ARC. Distance 5000m. LDS started at 10:45; the SBH started at 14:30. For full SBH info including draw and results, please go to the Tees RC web site. LDS event docs:

* Race instructions for competitors

* Spectator guidance

* Steering guidance

* Course map

* Safety plan

* Car parking arrangements
* Final start order as xlsx or pdf

* Revised final results as xlsx and pdf


Tyne LDS - 24 October 2015

Hosted by Tyne RC. Race started at 10:30. Boating started from 08:45. Distance 4500m, Scotswood to Newburn (see course map). See the Tyne United RC web site for details of the afternoon SBH, but it start ed at 14:30 with boating from 12:45, same course. Tyne LDS docs:

* Course map

* Start map

* Finish map

* Risk assessment and safety plan

* Instructions for competitors

* Parking advice

* Final start order with final boating times as xlsx or pdf

* Results as xlsx and pdf

Durham LDS & Durham Autumn SBH - 31 October 2015

The LDS was hosted by and the SBH run by Durham ARC. The LDS  was 2015 in two divisions (quads/doubles first and then singles), planned start times were 09:00 and 10:15. DARC ran an Autumn SBH in the afternoon - start time due 12:30. Distance for both was 1800m. Common LDS & SBH event docs are here:

* Competitor instructions - including start marshalling plan

* Course plan

* Welfare plan

* Safety plan
* LDS final start order with boating times as xlsx and pdf

* LDS final results as xlsx and pdf - including time adjustments and prize-winners

* For SBH start order and results, please go to DARC web site


South Hylton LDS - 07 November 2015

Hosted by City of Sunderland RC.  Distance 4750m. Single division; no SBH. 1.30pm start. Event docs:

* Risk assessment

* Safety plan

* Safety instructions for competitors

* Course and safety map

* Provisional start order as xls and pdf

* Final start order as xlsx and pdf

* Results as xlsx and pdf


Thanks to quick calculations, we can give you the results for the overall LDS 2015 series Victor Ludorum competitions: Juniors: 1. Tyne ARC 248 2. Chester-le-Street 242 3. Talkin Tarn 123 Masters: 1. Tees RC 152 2. Durham ARC 131 3. Tyne ARC 108 Seniors: 1. Chester-le-Street 56 2= Cambois 49 2= Sunderland City 49 We will probably award the trophies at the club development conference in January - but congratulations to winners now.

This page last updated 08-11-15.

LDS series background


The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the LDS (Long Distance Sculling) series every autumn. We returned in 2015 to six events over six consecutive weekends. There are series victor ludorum prizes for clubs in senior, masters and junior categories.


Coordinator for the series was Sarah Smith; she can be contacted by email at sarahwilson893@gmail.com or on 01609 882000.  Any problems with this page, please email Colin Percy at  colin.percy@blueyonder.co.uk.


2015 programme


The LDS series events were sculling only, for singles, doubles and quads (and octs where indicated on the poster), and were for all age groups and categories. There were associated SBH (Small Boats Head) events with sweep on four of the six days - see below.


The 2015 programme comprised:

Wansbeck LDS (NRC-run SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 03 October 2015

09:30 (12:30)

Berwick LDS (one division)


Sat 10 October 2015


Tees LDS  (plus Tees SBH in pm) **

5000 m

Sat 17 October 2015

10:45 (14:30)

Tyne LDS (plus Tyne United SBH in pm) **

4500 m

Sat 24 October 2015

10:30 (14:30)

Durham LDS (plus Durham Autumn SBH pm) **

1800 m

Sat 31 October  2015


South Hylton LDS (one division)


Sat 07 November 2015




The 2015 series poster can be downloaded here (pdf) .