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Northern Region Explore Series - 2018


Links to individual event pages:


* Round 1  - Tyne United (cancelled)   * Round 2 - Berwick     * Round 3 - Talkin Tarn


* Round 4 - Tees     * Round 5 - Tynemouth



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 have eight events. Please note that all are on a Sunday but not necessarily the first in the month (due to tides etc). We kick off at Tyne United on 18 March and finish at Tyne ARC on 7 October.


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

Sun 18 Mar 18   

Tyne United


Splash & Dash

Sun 1 Apr 18 (Easter)



Splash & Dash

Sun 6 May 18

Talkin Tarn


Splash & Dash

Sun 3 Jun 18




Sun 24 Jun 18



Splash & Dash

Sun 5 Aug 18



Splash & Dash

Sun 2 Sep 18



Splash & Dash

Sun 7 Oct 18   



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


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


Who can row


 Events and points


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:

Changed on 28-05-18, so winner (open and women’s) gets 8 pts, etc

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


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 28-05-18.