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Long Distance Sculling series - Autumn 2018


Poster -  LDS series

*   There are associated but independent SBHs  with sweep (pairs and fours) in the afternoons at Tyne, Tees , Wansbeck and Durham - see the host clubs’ own web sites for details of the SBHs. Wins in the SBH events do not count towards the LDS series Victor Ludorum prizes.


Competition details


Note: BROE is opened and docs added here four weeks before each competition date. The start orders are usually issued by the Tuesday preceding and results by the Monday after.


Tyne LDS & Tyne United SBH - 6 October 2018


The LDS was hosted by Tyne ARC with help from Tyne United RC & Newcastle University BC. The afternoon SBH was organised by Tyne United RC - see their SBH page. Distance for both was 4500m. LDS started 10:30 and SBH 14:30. Limit of 140 in each competition.    


The weather was better than expected with a bit of a north wind, but not too much, no rain and even sun in the afternoon. Some excitement for the first aiders,but nothing too serious in the end. So an excellent day of racing.


Pre-competition documents are shared by LDS & SBH and were issued 07-09-18 unless stated:

* Risk assessment        * Safety plan       * Instructions for crews        * Course map

* Final start plan issued 05-10-18   * Finish plan   * Bank monitor and start location map - jpg

* LDS start order as issued 03-10-18 as xlsx and pdf    *  provisional LDS results as xlsx & pdf  

* final LDS results as xlsx and pdf, with bonus of a listing by boat type as pdf.  


Tees LDS & SBH - 13 October 2018 - both cancelled due to weather

The LDS was to be hosted by Tees RC, who also were to run the afternoon SBH themselves. Distance 5000m. LDS 10:30 and SBH 14:30 start. Entries for the LDS were capped at 200. But all in vain!


See this page on Tees RC web site for details of the SBH, but LDS and SBH pre-competition documents were shared, as follows:

* Safety plan      * Safety and race instructions       * Course map

* Steering guidance     * Spectator guidance      * Car parking locations  

* LDS start order as xlsx  and  pdf  (but not used as competition cancelled)


Berwick LDS- 20 October 2018    

Hosted by Berwick ARC. Distance 5000m. Single division; no associated SBH.  Boating from Tweed Green, Tweedmouth, Berwick TD15 2HD. Limit of 70 entries. Distance a long 5000m. Start time 12:30pm. Boating starts 11.15, (see Start Order for details).


Competition documents:

* Course map      * Instructions to crews      * Risk assessment       * Safety plan

* Start order as xlsx and pdf issued 16-10-18

* Results as xlsx and pdf


Wansbeck LDS & SBH - 27 October 2018


Hosted by  Cambois RC. LDS is in morning. The SBH is run by CRC and is in the afternoon; details will be on their web site. Distance 3500m, but subject to review depending on state of water, etc. LDS 10:30 and SBH 14:30 start.


Competition documents:

* Risk assessment      * Safety instructions      * Course map      * Parking locations

* LDS start order as  xlsx and pdf         * LDS results as xlsx and pdf


South Hylton LDS - 3 November 2018

Hosted by City of Sunderland RC.  Distance 4750m. Start 13:30 noon. Single division; no associated SBH. Limit of 100 entries. Competition documents:

* Risk assessment      * Safety plan       * Course map     * Instructions for crews

* Start order as xlsx and pdf     * Results as xlsx and pdf


Durham LDS and Autumn SBH - 10 November 2018

The LDS in the morning is hosted by Durham ARC. The afternoon SBH is run by Durham ARC - see this page for details. Distance 1800m. LDS start is 09:30, if sufficient entries the SBH will run in two divisions at 12:00 and 14:30. LDS and each division of SBH limited to 100 each. The LDS & SBH pre-competition documents will be shared and will be here as well as on the DARC web site:

* Safety plan     * Instructions for crews with course plan

* LDS start order as xlsx  and pdf      * LDS results as xlsx and pdf


This page last updated on 23-10-18.



Day and date


Tyne LDS  (plus Tyne Utd SBH in afternoon) *

4500 m

Sat 06 October 18

10:30 (14:30)

Tees LDS  (plus SBH in afternoon)  *


Sat 13 October 18

10:30 (14:30)

Berwick LDS (one division)  


Sat 20 October 18


Wansbeck LDS (plus SBH in afternoon)  *


Sat 27 October 18

10:30 (14:30)

South Hylton LDS (one division)


Sat 03 November 18


Durham LDS (plus Autumn SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 10 November 18

9:30 (12:00 & 14:30)

Tarn boating at Tyne LDS on 6 October 2018


Series background


The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the Long Distance Sculling (LDS) series every autumn. In 2018 we are having six events over six consecutive weekends, as listed below. The 2017 series page is here.


The LDS series is for sculling boats only - singles, doubles and quads (and octs where indicated on the poster). They are open to all age groups and categories. There are associated SBH (Small Boats Head) events with sweep in the afternoon on four of the six days.


Getting in touch


Queries about all aspects of the LDS series including entries and results should go to lds@nerowing.com. Any questions specifically to do with how this page works (or not) should be directed to Colin Percy at info@nerowing.com.  


2018 programme


The poster can be downloaded here as a pdf. Competition documents will be available and BROE will be open four weeks in advance of each date. See the poster for more details.

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