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Northern Region Sunday League series - 2020        

    

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Covid-19 - latest - 25 May 2020

    

- the whole series was cancelled at the NRC Exec on 25-05-20

   

- sorry!

   

- roll on 2021

 

2020 programme

 

     * at Derwent Reservoir

    

Background    

     

The Northern Rowing Council with the help of British Rowing set up the Northern Region Sunday League series in 2012. The series was (and remains) aimed at recreational rowers, novices, recent graduates of learn to row courses and those returning to rowing after a break - more details in the rules below.

    

Results in 2019

 

In 2019, the eighth year of our Sunday League / Explore Series, we ended up with Open series winners being It’s Chico Tyne (Tyne ARC) and Women’s series winners being Tynequila (Tyne ARC). The final series league tables for 2019 are here as pdf and jpg .   

          

2020 programme   

 

The steering group (Caroline Scholl, Colin Lawson, Gabrielle Moore, Colin Percy and John Ord) agreed the above with host clubs and the programme was about to start in April when the Covic-19 lockdown started. Events up to August were cancelled as time went on. By late May it was apparent that it was most unlikely that even by autumn would events be possible and the whole series was cancelled.

     

For next year, as each event approaches a separate web page with details is created with links at the top of this page and in the navigation bar on the left. You can see in the Format and Rules just below who is eligible to enter and what teams can consist (some small updates that were being made for 2020 are still to be added).

Format & local rules for Northern Region Sunday League series in 2019

- some small changes to be inserted for 2020

 

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

- Row membership (the basic and cheapest membership level)

- Race membership (more expensive, but means you can row in ‘proper’ rowing events).

Teams  

Event types

   

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 for Splash & Dash:

    

Skills Head events

     

Distance: Up to 1 km head races to include a selection of required skills en route.

- Emergency stops (penalty if not stopped in required distance)

- Backing Down

- Cornering

- Spinning

- Blade changes

- Other skills can be added when/as required.

 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. Winners in 2019 were It’s Chico Tyne and Tynequila respectively.

 

British Rowing generic guidance on events like the Sunday League series

 

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 as a pdf.

       

This page last updated on 30 May 2020.

 

Date

Venue

Type

Format

1

Sun 5 Apr 2020

Tyne United

Sculling

Splash & Dash

2

Sun 3 May 2020

Tynemouth

Sculling

Splash & Dash

3

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Berwick

Sculling

Splash & Dash

4

Sun 5 Jul 2019

Tyne ARC

Sweep

Splash & Dash

5

Sun 2 Aug 2020

Ebchester *

Sculling

Skills

6

Sun 6 Sep 2020

Talkin Tarn

Sweep

Skills

7

Sun 4 Oct 2020 

Durham

Sculling

Splash & Dash