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Charity no  1161250 Water Row, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE158NL
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Welcome to Tyne Amateur Rowing Club
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The novice squad out on 3 August 2017 in front of the club

The information below is as at 25 August 2020


Tyne Amateur Rowing Club is based on the River Tyne at Newburn, just west of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was founded in 1852 and is amongst the oldest sporting clubs in England. We have the longest and best stretch of river for rowing in the north of England.

The rest of this page reflects the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in due to Covid-19 and things will undoubtedly change from week to week as we go through the autumn.

Opening times for casual use by members

At present the bar is open with appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures as follows:
  • Thursdays  1.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Fridays       1.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Saturdays   10.00am to 10.00pm
  • Sundays     1.00pm to 8.00pm

Most indoor training facilities are shut at present, though are being opened slowly.

Squads and facilities

We have active squads for men, women, masters, novices and juniors. We have a good fleet of boats of all sizes and a new £1m boathouse, with boat storage, large ergo room, a separate weights room and a large social area with kitchen and bar. However under Covid-19 restrictions, both rowing and social activities are limited, though slowly being expanded back towards normality. 
When we train
Before restrictions were introduced you would have found us rowing or training indoors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30-8.00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8.00am till about 1.00pm. Each squad had its own schedule of sessions. The more limited arrangements under Covid-19 are shown here. Hopefully we will get back to normal over the winter.

If you are free during the day on weekdays, we run less formal Community Rowing sessions for adults. These are currently only on Wednesday mornings 9.30am-12 noon and restarted in July with restrictions to meet Covid requirements. Go to this page for details.

Learn to row
We are pleased to welcome new members. If you have some experience on the water, you may be able to start right now, though Covid has disrupted some if not all squads ability to absorb new members.

For complete beginners we normally run Learn to Row courses for both adults and juniors in the summer, with taster sessions preceding them over the winter. As at the end of August 2020, courses are still suspended due to Covid.
Get in touch
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss anything or come down for a chat. Use our
Contact us page to send queries either to Laura Gilbert, Club Captain, about the rowing side of things or Jo Gregory, Club Manager, about other matters including social events and room hire. Leave your email address and/or telephone number and one or other will get back to you straightaway. If expressing an interest in a learn to row course, please use the forms on either the adult or junior L2R page.

Last updated on 25-08-20.
Sunset at Tyne in September 2014
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