Tyne United Rowing Club was founded in order to promote competitive and recreational rowing at all levels, and ages on the River Tyne.

Tyne United Great Torch Row

June 17, 2012 Comments off

The Olympic Torch reached the Tyne on Friday June 15th. The club liaised with the River Police and Port of Tyne and 35 members and two guests rowed from the club to the Bridges in the middle of Town. The weather forecast for the day was appalling, but as crews boated at 5.30 pm what turned out to be the last of the pouring rain passed over, the water was nice and flat and the Octuple, 2VIII’s and a IV headed for town..We all assembled at the Swing Bridge and took our instructions from the River Police to proceed to the Millennium Bridge.

The crews were given a rousing welcome by the crowds massed to see the torch descend from the Tyne Bridge. We had a fantastic view of the whole event as demonstrated by the amazing footage taken by Paul. This can be seen at http://vimeo.com/44163126 – it graphically demonstrates what a fantastic part of the world we live in.

All crews returned safely to the club at 8.30pm to be met by pasta supper prepared by Tracey and Roger. A huge thank you to them both from starving rowers after 22k of rowing and to our safety launch drivers.

A final big thank you to Chris who had the idea in the first place and once he realised we could row down on an outgoing tide and come back on the incoming tide. He then liaised with the authorities to ensure we had a safe and enjoyable row that everyone will remember.

More pictures to follow

Categories: Events

Victor Ludorum for Tyne United

June 6, 2012 Comments off
Victor Ludorum Hexham 2012

Bill Parker(President DARC) presenting J14 4x+ with the VL Trophy

Saturday morning of Hexham Regatta on Saturday JUne 2nd  started uneventfully enough for Martin, Kev, Chris and Barbara as they set off with two trailers along the A 69 to Hexham. The calm of the morning and Barbaras usual early morning stupor were rapidly shattered as the traffic on the A69 came grinding to a halt. A very bad accident had closed the west bound carriageway with most of the boat trailers heading for Hexham Regatta all within 200 yards of one another. Communication worked very fast and it soon became clear that the road was going to be closed for hours. Great team work then ensued to manually turn trailers round ( interesting alternative race warm up) and head back to town to start the trip along the south bank. Trailers finally arriving at 9.30 am after a 7 am start.

Once racing was under way a great day in the hstory of Tyne United started to unfold with crews from all squads within the club reaching semis and finals. I do  not intend to list  all the winners but suffice it to say there were some fantastic results and we were finally presented with the Victor Ludorum trophy at 7pm on Saturday evening. This is a pointer to the significant development over the three years of rowing on the water of competitive rowing across all squads within the club. Our base is gradually developing and I am sure we can look forward to greater things in the future.

A big thank you to all our coaches Richard, Steve, Alan and Angela for all their hard work . Where would we be without coaches???

Categories: regatta

Success at Hexham Regatta 2012!

June 2, 2012 Comments off

Well done to all those who raced at Hexham Regatta this weekend, the club achieved some really good results including winning the Victor Ludorum award! It started off as a day of uncertainty as we were all wondering when the trailers would arrive with  boats due to an accident on the A69, but thankfully the event got underway and made up time throughout the day to finish on time with prize giving concluding the days racing. Juniors, Seniors, Masters and Northumbria students all raced at the event, with some really good results including several wins, with many losing Novice status, it was a great turn out from all club members and all in all a great day for the club by picking up several medals (I was lost off at one point as to who had won what!) and the Victor Ludorum award  for the first time! Great effort by all, great atmosphere and a great days racing for Tyne United, a big thank you to all those who attended for support, thanks also go out to the coaches and to Martin and Chris for towing the trailers to the event, this included some tricky manoeuvring on the a69 this morning! A full race report of all events and photos will follow!


Categories: Events, Juniors, regatta

Summer 2012 Learn to Row Courses

May 29, 2012 Comments off

Adult & Junior Learn to Row courses are due to start early July 2012, Junior courses will run on Wednesday evenings alongside our main junior squad training sessions, Adult courses will run on Wednesday daytimes and Thursday evenings, please see our Learn to Row page for more information and dates of courses/open evenings, please get in touch with Richard Chapman (Community Rowing Coach) turc.community@gmail.com for more information.


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Gold at National Masters 2012

May 21, 2012 Comments off

After a very exciting race in the Masters D/E IM3 (average age 55-60) category 5 members of Tyne United won Gold by just 2 seconds racing in the Regional Masters composite VIII at the National Masters Championships held at Nottingham 0n Sunday May 20th. Sarah Furniss, Barbara Millns, Gillian Davies, Linz Charlton and Jane Upstill-Goddard joined forces with Janet Wilkinson from Tees, Hazel Stainforth from DARC and Liz Bray from Tyne. The oldies were given a start of 7 seconds and at no point were they ever overtaken. A fantastic result. Monmouth RC were second . Next stop Henley Masters and the Masters World Championships!!!!

Regional Masters Women's 8+ winning Gold

Regional Masters Women’s 8+ winning Gold

An hour later Chris Smith racing as Masters F (60-65) came second in Novice Masters E/F Single Sculls and the Masters IM3 4x- of Kevin Corker, Martin High, Les MacCabe and Paul Armstrong came 3rd in  IM3 Masters C (37-50). Sarah, Linz, Barbara and Gillian rounded off the successful day by coming second in the Championship Masters D Coxless quads behind Thames Rowing Club.

Masters C 4x- of Paul, Les, Kevin and Martin on the stakeboat

Masters C 4x- of Paul, Les, Kevin and Martin on the stakeboat

Categories: Events, regatta

European and British Indoor Rowing Championships

March 26, 2012 Comments off

TYne United has its first National and European Champion. At the Championships held in Nottingham on March 25th Barbara Millns won Gold in the 55-59 Age Group in a time of 7:56.4. In a closely fought race Barbara beat Jackie HIcks from GB and Loriata Bigatti from Italy who deadheated for Silver just 2 seconds behind.European and British Indoor Rowing Championship 2012

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Womens Head of the River Race 2012

March 5, 2012 Comments off

The North East Masters E crew comprising 4 club members – Barbara, Sarah, Jane and Julie together with Liz and Lynne from Tyne, Hazel from DARC and Janet from Tees raced at the Womens Head of the River Race held on the River Thames on Saturday March 3rd.

Women's 8+ just before boating for WeHORR 2012 at Tideway Scullers, Chiswick

Women’s 8+ just before boating for WeHORR 2012 at Tideway Scullers, Chiswick

The oldest crew in the race they finished 265th out of 287 crews, beating several local clubs and colleges. On corrected time, acknowledging the Masters status the crew came 192nd. A fantastic result and the very first club members to compete at the Head of the River.

Women's Masters 8+ after WeHORR rowing back to Chiswick

Women’s Masters 8+ after WeHORR rowing back to Chiswick


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