Explore Series - Round 6 - Tynemouth - 6 August 2017
Gateshead Goldstars at Tynemouth in 2017
The sixth round of the 2017 Explore Series (previously the Sunday League) was
at Tynemouth RC. It was a Sculling Splash and Dash event. Timings were as normal.
There was a brisk south west wind, so a good day for sailing and an exciting one
for rowers, especially the less experienced. It was pretty rough once past the headland
and more so further out. After a couple of races the course was shortened to minimise
the risk of foundering.
It was still tricky turning and getting alongside the other boat straight. After
a few problems early on all crews became quite expert in turning, lining up and setting
off within a few seconds. Highlight of the day was the very novice Gateshead Goldstars
crew (see photo) storming to a final win after really struggling with the wind earlier
Excellent performances from both HextraOrdinary (4 wins, series total 36 points)
and Wear Well Away (3 wins, series total 34 points) keep the Open title very open.
In the women’s event, G and Tees were the only crew to get 4 wins (but only 10 series
points); A Shot in the Darc got 3 wins (now 36 series points) and have overtaken
Wine on the Tyne who did not have a good day with no wins (31 series points). The
former must be favourites now.
Many thanks as always to the host club, Tynemouth RC. Just need to wash the sand
of everything now!
This is shown below - click on the image for a higher resolution jpg version or here
for a pdf. The overall league table after this round at Tynemouth can be found as
a pdf here.