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Long Distance Sculling series - Autumn 2019


Poster - click here             26 Oct - Berwick LDS - see below

*   There are associated but independent SBHs  with sweep (pairs and fours) in the afternoons at Tees, Tyne, Wansbeck and Durham - see the host clubs’ own web sites for details of the SBHs.



Day and date


South Hylton LDS

4750 m

Sat 05 October 19


Tees LDS  (plus SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 12 October 19

10:15 (14:30)

Tyne LDS  (plus Tyne Utd SBH in afternoon)  *


Sat 19 October 19

10:30 (14:30)

Berwick LDS (one division)


Sat 26 October 19


Wansbeck LDS (plus SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 2 November 19

10:30 (14:30)

Durham LDS (plus Autumn SBH in afternoon) *


Sat 9 November 19

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

Individual competition details


South Hylton LDS - 5 October 2019


This was hosted by City of Sunderland RC. Distance 4750m. Start 11:00. Single division; no associated SBH. Limit of 100 entries.   


Competition documents:

* Risk assessment     * Safety plan       * Competitor instructions   * Course map     * Start order    

* Provisional results

* Final results as pdf and xlsx and results by boat and by gender/boat


Tees LDS & SBH - 12 October 2019  


The LDS is hosted by Tees RC, who also run the afternoon SBH. Distance 5000m. LDS 10:30 and SBH 14:30 start. Entries for the LDS are capped at 200 and this limit was reached on 30 September, when entries were suspended. Formal close was at 19:00 on 05-10-19. Run in  lovely conditions!


See the Tees RC web site for details of the SBH including the start order with boating times, but LDS and SBH pre-competition documents are shared as follows:


* Safety plan      * Safety and race instructions       * Course map

* Steering guidance     * Spectator guidance      * Car parking locations


* LDS start order v2 as  pdf  and as  xlsx      * Final LDS results as pdf issued 16-10-19       


Tyne LDS & Tyne United SBH - 19 October 2019    


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. Entries for the LDS are capped at 160 and this limit was reached on 30 September, when entries were suspended. Formal close was at 19:00 on 12-10-19.   


Pre-competition documents are shared by LDS & SBH:

* Safety plan       * Instructions for crews      * Course map


For LDS only:      

* Start order v1 as  xlsx  and  pdf  issued 23:00 15-10-19 - superseded

* Start order v2 as  xlsx  and  pdf  issued 11:00 18-10-19 (very small changes)

* Start plan    * Finish plan     * Bank monitor location map       * Car parking advice

* Provisional results issued on the day as  xlsx  and  pdf   


Berwick LDS - 26 October 2019    


Hosted by Berwick ARC. Single division; no associated SBH. Boating from Tweed Green (Blakewell Road), Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2HG. Limit of 70 entries. Distance a long 5000m. Start time 12:30pm. Boating starts no earlier than 11.00am, but see upcoming start order for confirmation of exact times.


Competition documents:

* Course map      * Competitors instructions       * Boating instructions    * Risk assessment  

* Start order as xlsx and pdf


Wansbeck LDS and SBH - 2 November 2019    


Details to follow


Durham LDS & Autumn SBH - 9 November 2019    


Details to follow


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.  


This page last updated at 21-10-19

Early morning boating at Tees LDS on 12 Oct 2019


2019 programme


Entries will open on the times and dates shown in advance on this page, so get ready and prepare now as places are limited at some venues and entries may be suspended early.


The 2019 poster is downloadable as a pdf. Host clubs are responsible for SBH details and these will also be separate on BROE.


Series background


The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the Long Distance Sculling (LDS) series every autumn. We aim  to have six events over six consecutive weekends, as listed below. But we do get cancellations. The 2018 page as archive is here.


The LDS series is for sculling boats only - singles, doubles and quads (and octuplets where indicated on the poster). They are open to all age groups and categories. In 2019 there are associated but independent SBH (Small Boats Head) events with sweep in the afternoon on four of the six days.