Learn to Row

We offer a range of adult and junior learn to row courses each year, these include adult day and evening courses. Taster sessions are also available free of charge.

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2020 Sculling Camps

We will be hosting two Masters Sculling camps in 2020. The course emphasis will be on improving single sculling skills, confidence and racing technique.

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2020 New Year's Head

The Tyne United New Year's Head racing 4.5km upstream from Scotswood to N.ewburn on Saturday 25th Janaury 2020. A great start to the 2020 head racing season.

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Tyne United Rowing Club is one of the leading clubs in the North East.  We row on one of the best tidal rivers in the country.  From our base on the Gateshead side of the river Tyne we offer great camaraderie, professional coaching, fantastic facilities plus an opportunity to take your rowing to the next level.  Alternatively you can gently paddle, taking in the wildlife and a great view.    

If you would like to join us our Learn to Row courses cater for juniors and adults and we actively welcome new members who have relocated to North East or those who have simply decided to rekindle their love of rowing.

Current Covid-19 Status

Message from our Chair

Dear All

As you might guess, a number of us have been reviewing the Club's position. We have also been discussing the situation with our friends at TARC to ensure that we co-ordinate our approach.

I can now confirm that we have decided to suspend all Club activities with immediate effect, There will be no further Club sessions on the water, so tomorrow' sessions are cancelled.

The Committee is meeting ( by phone) on Monday night and will discuss what further steps we need to take in order to run and protect the Club during this time and further updates and information will follow when we have them, so please bear with us.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please feel free , as ever, to contact any member of the Committee or Jill and Capt or Jonty as Vice- Capt.

We would welcome all suggestions as to how we can all keep fit, keep in touch and remember how to row when we get back on the water.

Best wishes


Alex Shiel


Come and check us out!

Don't miss out, sign up today.

We can guarantee that;

  • You will find it stupidly rewarding when you get it right 
  • You will start to bore your family and friends about how great it is
  • You will not be able look a stretch of water and not want to row on it
  • Your body shape will change
  • Fitness and flexibility will improve
  • You realise that no one at your local gym knows how to use an ergo (rowing machine) properly
  • You will begin to think that wearing Lycra is completely normal

We run twol courses per year so why not sign up and join a bunch of very committed and enthusiastic people who love tea, coffee and cake and embrace whatever the weather throws at them.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £120.00 per person to include all coaching costs there are daytime and evening courses available.  You will need to be able to swim though - health and safety and all that.


Evening Adult Learn to Row

  • 24 March 2019, Tuesday evenings 6.00pm - 8.00pm, runs eight consecutive weeks.  We recommend being able to attend at least six sessions.  Please express interest via our online form stating which evening you prefer.
  • 26 March 2019, Thursday evenings 6.00pm - 8.00pm, runs eight consecutive weeks.  We recommend being able to attend at least six sessions.  Please express interest via our online form stating which evening you prefer.

Once you have completed the Learn to Row course there will be an opportunity to hone your skills within one of our Development programmes.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course you will be invited to join the Club. If you choose to take our Enhanced Development programme you will be, upon completion be integrated into one of our Squads.

Go on give it a go email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to jump in and get paddling.

Tyne United New Year's Head 2020

Start times Published

The Tyne United / Durham University Boat Club New Year's head will take place on Saturday 25th January 2020 Racing 4.5km upstream on the River Tyne from Scotswood to Newburn. A great start to the 2020 head racing season.

Tyne United Rowing Club Small Boats Head

Saturday 19th October 2019

Scotswood to Newburn (4500m)

The women's masters C double of Rachel and Sophie headed to DARC to take part in the SBH. The stories of Elvet Bridge crashes are part of local rowing folklore and this year proved no exception.

The day was mild but windy, which caused problems for many crews, as they tried to line up for the bridge. Luckily for our ladies they were in division 4, so the wind was starting to die down a little. They started well overtaking the crew ahead before Elvet. Upon lining up to take the bridge they were asked to take a look, as the crew ahead were sideways across the arch. After a momentary stop and a couple of light strokes, they were able to go through the bridge where they quickly overtook the next crew ahead of them and raced for the finish.  Not the quickest crew in their category, but a great row and Elvet Bridge was conquered, this time!

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