Queries about all aspects of the LDS series including entries and results should
go to Dan Lockey at email@example.com. Any questions specifically to do with how
this page works (or not) should be directed to Colin Percy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berwick LDS - 2 October 2021 - cancelled due to forecast high winds
Hosted by Berwick ARC. Single division; no associated SBH. Boating from Tweed Green
(Blakewell Road), Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2HG. Limit of 60 entries.
Distance a long 5000m. Start time 12.00 noon.
The LDS is hosted by Tyne ARC and Tyne United RC. Morning LDS starts 10.30am and
afternoon SBH with sweep (run by TURC) starts at 2.30pm. Limit in each is 130 crews.
Distance 4500m. Low tide of 1.40m at 7.50am and high tide of 4.48m at 2.05pm (at
The morning LDS is hosted by Cambois RC. The afternoon SBH is run by them. The LDS
starts at 10.30am and afternoon SBH with sweep starts at 2.30pm. Limit in each is
100 crews. Distance 2250mapprox (shorter than shown on poster).
The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the Long Distance
Sculling (LDS) series every autumn. We aim to have six competitions over six consecutive
weekends, though poor conditions can intervene.
The LDS series is for sculling boats only - singles, doubles, quads and octuplets
(not all locations). They are open to all age groups and categories. There are prizes
for winning crews in each competition and a Victor Ludorum for clubs over the series
as a whole.
There are associated but independent Small Boats Head (SBH) competitions with sculling
and sweep in the afternoon on four of the six days. Details will be on the individual
host clubs’ web sites, but we’ll post key info like start times plus web links here.
This page updated 25-10-21
Please note entries for each individual LDS event close at 3.00pm on the Sunday just
under one week beforehand. Details of each event, with documents to download, will
appear in its own section below when ready.
Here are the dates for 2021. The poster is out now - see above. The format at each
venue will be very similar to that in 2019 - see the 2019 LDS archive page here.
Timings at Berwick and South Hylton are different from 2019 due to tides. The series
did not run in 2020 due to Covid.