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Northern Region Explore Series - 2018 (and 2019 draft)        

 

Links to individual round pages

   

* Round 1  - Tyne United (cancelled)   * Round 2 - Berwick     * Round 3 - Talkin Tarn
* Round 4 - Tees     * Round 5 - Tynemouth     * Round 6 - Durham   * Round 7 - Hexham   

* Round 8 - Tyne   

Background

   

The Northern Rowing Council with the help of British Rowing set up the Northern Region Sunday League series in 2012 under the auspices of the national Explore Rowing scheme. Now renamed as the Explore Series, it is aimed at recreational rowers, novices, recent graduates of learn to row courses and those returning to rowing after a break.

   

In 2018, the seventh year of our Sunday League / Explore Series, we were to have eight events, but the first was cancelled, so we ran seven. We rounded off the series with the event at Tyne ARC on 7 October. See the Round 8 page for more details, but we ended up with open winners being Barcing Mad (Berwick ARC) and joint winners in the women’s asTURC Ducks (Tyne United RC) and Tyne of your Life (Tyne ARC). The final league table is here.         

   

Previous years:

     

*  2012 - archive     *  2013 - archive     *  2014 - archive    *  2015 - archive     *  2016 - archive

*  2017 archive.

   

2018 programme

     

Round 1 on 18 March 2018 was cancelled due to bad weather

1

Sun 18 Mar 18   

Tyne United

Sculling

Splash & Dash

2

Sun 1 Apr 18

Berwick

Sculling

Splash & Dash

3

Sun 6 May 18

Talkin Tarn

Sculling

Splash & Dash

4

Sun 3 Jun 18

Tees

Sculling

Skills

5

Sun 24 Jul 18

Tynemouth

Sculling

Splash & Dash

6

Sun 5 Aug 18

Durham

Sweep

Splash & Dash

7

Sun 2 Sep 18

Hexham

Sweep

Splash & Dash

8

Sun 7 Oct 18   

Tyne ARC

Sculling

Splash & Dash

British Rowing generic guidance on Explore Series events

 

British Rowing has issued generic guidance on Explore Series events (based, we have to say, very much on this region’s work). Whilst the local rules below are much more detailed, you may wish to have a look at the BR document, especially if you are a host club.

  

In particular host clubs should note they are responsible for making sure there is full insurance cover for their home event under their own insurance policy; this includes cover for damage or loss to equipment borrowed from other clubs, unless the lending club has confirmed their cover still extends to use by the host. See the document here (pdf).

   

Event format & local rules for Northern Region Explore Series in 2018

General

Aims:  To be a fun, relaxed and social series of events.

Target audience: New rowers, recreational rowers, returning rowers, retired racers

Entrants:   Open & Women’s

 Boats:   Stable coxed quads or fours

 Entry

Who can row

Teams  

 Events and points

 Events:

Day timings

Unless otherwise notified these will be:

 Splash & Dash events

 Distance: Approximately 200 - 300 m, maximum 300 m, side-by-side racing.

 Points system:

Skills Head event

Distance:  up to 1 km head races to include a selection of required skills

 Points system for skills:

1st gets 4+4 = 8 pts

2nd gets 4+3 = 7 pts

3rd gets 4+2 = 6 pts

4th gets 4+1 = 5 pts

All others taking part get 4 pts

Prizes

There are series prizes for the Open & Women’s Teams with the most points after the final round. No prizes to be given at single events, to keep costs low.

 

This page last updated on 09-10-18.

The final League Table after all 8 rounds is here as pdf.

2019 programme (draft)

 

The steering group (Caroline, Gabrielle, Colin & Colin) sent out a draft programme for 2019 to participating clubs, as below. However there is one gap at the moment, as Tees RC is no longer able to offer an event. We are looking at alternatives and also whether to continue with sweep sessions or not. And we have no club offering to do skills. Offers/views? These dates are still draft as at the end of September 2018, so watch out for confirmation.         

1

Sun 3 Mar 19   

Tyne ARC

 

Splash & Dash

2

Sun 7 Apr 19

Durham

 

Splash & Dash

3

Sun 5 May 19

Berwick

 

Splash & Dash

4

Sun 2 Jun 19

Tynemouth

 

Splash & Dash

5

Sun 7 Jul 19

Hexham

 

Splash & Dash

6

Sun 4 Aug 19

 

 

7

Sun 1 Sep 19

Talkin Tarn

 

Splash & Dash

8

Sun 6 Oct 19  

Tyne United

 

Splash & Dash