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Long Distance Sculling series 2017

*   There are 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 are awarded for the SBH events for the LDS series victor ludorum prizes.

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


This page last updated 20-03-17.

LDS series background


The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the LDS (Long Distance Sculling) series every autumn. In 2017 we hope to have six events again over six consecutive weekends, as listed below. In 2016 all ran and in generally  very  good conditions, so fingers crossed for 2017!


Coordinator for the series in 2017 is to be confirmed; Sarah Smith is retiring for job reasons after many years of sterling efforts. Queries in the meantime should go to Colin Percy at  colin.percy@gmail.com. See the 2016 archive page here.


2017 programme


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


The 2017 programme will comprise:



Berwick LDS (one division)

3350 m

Sat 07 October 2017

Time TBC

South Hylton LDS (one division)


Sat 14 October 2017

Time TBC

Durham LDS (plus Durham Autumn SBH pm) *

1800 m

Sat 21 October 2017

Time TBC

Tyne LDS (plus Tyne United SBH in afternoon) *

4500 m

Sat 28 October 2017

Time TBC

Wansbeck LDS (NRC-run SBH in afternoon) **

3350 m

Sat 04 November 2017

Time TBC

Tees LDS  (plus Tees SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 11 November 2017

Time TBC

Dates for all events 2017-18 are here.


Autumn colours (and winter winds and rain) at Durham on 5 November for the last event in 2016: