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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Join the Club

If you have rowed before or have just completed one of our Learn to Row courses, we would love to welcome you as a member into the club.

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Coaching Vacancy

We are seeking one or more self-employed rowing coaches to undertake coaching services for a number of club rowing squads commencing as soon as possible.

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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.



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Sunday, 27 November 2016 08:30

Rutherford Head - Saturday 26th Nov 2016

Well done all crews.

W.J16A.4x- (Division 1)

  • Lucy F, Daisy, Hannah H and Dulcie - 1st place

J16A.4x- (Division 2)

  • Michael, Will, Matt H and Ethan T-F - 3rd place (only 1.1 secs behind York in 2nd)

W.Nov.4x+ (Division 1)

  • Catherine, Taylor, Harriet and Emily. Cox Elysia - 1st Place

IM3.4x+ (Division 2)

  • Max, Tom H, Chas and Luke. Cox Taylor  - 3rd place
  • Jed, Sam B, Mark and Mathew R. Cox Lucy F - 1st place

The above IM3 crews had been upgraded a category as there was insufficient competition in their original category so very well done.

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Published in Juniors
Sunday, 17 April 2016 11:30

Water Safety

Tyne United row on the River Tyne and can row from Wylam in the West right down to Newcastle Quayside, there's lots of water to train on. It's one of the best rowing rivers in the UK and the venue for some major regional and national races. The river Tyne is a dangerous river if not respected, if we treat the river with the level of respect it deserves it is one of the greatest in the world and provides some of the best rowing conditions.

This page provides links to general and River Tyne specific water safety information.

Guidance from Regional Safety Adviser following recent collision

A collision and capsize occurred on the morning of Saturday 23rd April 2016 in the middle of the river between the club steps and the slipway at Newburn sports centre. Boats involved were a fine 4- and a fine 2x. As a result of the incident report submitted to the regional water safety advisor the following points have been raised:

  • Boats should avoid performing a pivot turn in the middle of the river
  • Boats should either take a wide turn or a turn at right angles to the opposite bank and then cross the river allowing sight in both directions of oncoming boats
  • Boats should be extra mindful on outings where there are a lot of boats on the river for the need to keep an effective lookout

Row Safe

Here is a link which has details of British Rowing’s information on row safe. www.britishrowing.org/row-safe again Tyne United has the welfare of our members and people visiting our site high in our priorities, Jack Wilkinson is our Water Safety Officer, if you have any questions on this link please contact Jack.

Tyne Safety Code

The River Tyne Safety Code was developed jointly by all of the Newburn based clubs. The Code details what you need to know about local conditions on the Tyne and provides guidance to help to keep you safe on the river, including: which side to row on, where our training and beginners areas are and what hazards to look out for and avoid. The Tyne safety Code can be downloaded from this page.

Launch driving

If you are a launch driver please ensure that you have read the British Rowing Launch Driving document that can be downloaded from this page.

Online incident reporting

If you have an incident or witness one please use British Rowing’s online incident reporting – go to http://incidentreporting.britishrowing.org. This is not about blame or shame: it’s to help the club monitor risks and hazards and if necessary take action to improve safety. If we don’t know what little accidents or near misses are happening to you, we can’t do anything to help.

Published in About TURC
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:07

Masters Women


Open to all women aged 27 and over the Squad combines experienced rowers and graduates of Tyne United’s Development programme which follows on from our Learn to Row courses.  If you are an experienced rower and looking for a new welcoming home then look no further.

Effort Equals … 

With a minimum of twice weekly structured training sessions, only your personal ambition is your only limit.   Under the guidance of dedicated professional coaches, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Squad follows carefully devised, targeted training plans.


Great racing experiences are open to all from the fun loving, highly competitive, Explore Series all the way up to the National Championships and Women’s Head of the River Race.  We target the biggest regattas and heads in the country.  We race both sweep and sculling competing on average once a month. 

Our motto 

We aspire to improve and find a way to row that perfect stroke.  To be competitive and purposeful, fun, progressive and adventurous. 

No pigeon holes

We don’t have an average Squad member we are all ages, heights and weights (smallest 4ft 11”) we have no upper age limit and come from varied and diverse backgrounds.  We may have varied tales on how and why we got started but are united in one passion, to row to the best of our ability on some of the best water in the region and at times some of the most challenging too.  

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We are Tyne United Masters Women


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