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Tyne LDS - Saturday 12 October 2024

Tyne LDS 2023 - cancelled 

The LDS (Long Distance Sculling) series is organised by the Northern Rowing Council and consists of six events on consecutive Saturdays in October and November. Tyne ARC hosts the LDS event on the Tyne in the morning. A separate SBH is run by Tyne United RC in the afternoon - see

The LDS in 2023 was first competiton we were to run in the winter season. There were just over 160 entries for the LDS, more than usual by a long way - 99 singles 28 doubles and 37 quads. However, as race day dawned it became evident that an overnight rise in water height and flow, bringing with it lots of debris including trees, racing was not safe.

As a result both the LDS based at TARC and the SBH based at TURC were cancelled. Lots of disappointed rowers waiting to boat! Details of the start orders and other documents are still below if still interested in what might have been.
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A bright morning for the Tyne LDS on 19 October 2019 - landing after the race

Tyne LDS 2022 - it ran despite dire wind forecasts a few days before

Go to the official LDS series page at for the results of all the LDS events that ran in 2022, including that on the Tyne on 15 October. The competition and its 'sister' the Tyne United Small Boats Head the same day ran and in not too challenging conditions despite 24mph wind forecasts a week before. The course for each was shortened at the finish, though, as it was still a bit windy and there was a low tide. This would have made the normal arrangements with boats crossing the racing line and using the inside arches of Newburn bridge on return to the steps too risky.

Tyne LDS 2021 - it ran

Results are at

Tyne LDS 2020 - cancelled by NRC due to Covid

With regret, on 28 September 20, the Northern Rowing Council announced that it felt unable to continue with the two remaining Long Distance Sculling series competitions still planned at that time (all others had been cancelled already). There were to have been a combined LDS/SBH at Tyne on 10 October 20 and and LDS at South Hylton on 24 October 20. But it was decided to cancel the remaing two as well.

Tyne LDS 2019 - pre-Covid

See for more details of the 2019 LDS series including results for the Tyne LDS. The 2019 Tyne LDS event saw a record number of 137 starters. All went well on a reasonably bright and calm morning. Fastest boat (by 37 seconds) and winner of the Open 4x- event was a home crew TYN-Bain in a time of 17:18.1 rowing against the tide.

Last updated on 16-10-23. 
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