Daytime Masters

Our Aim:

To help scullers focus on their technique with a view to being competitive at local, national and world events.

We hope that our activity will contribute to increased competition and a higher standard of rowing for all Masters rowers in the North East region.

Expert Guidance:

Coach: Alex Leigh, Womens’ Coach Newcastle University

Session:

 8.30 am  for 9.00am on the water

Membership:

 Open to Masters from all clubs within the Northern Region

 Those of us who have been involved for a while have found it to be a very sociable experience and great for forging better links between clubs in the region.

New members:

We are always looking for new people to welcome.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your name, club, previous experience and sculling/sweep points.  In order to join the group an individual will need to demonstrate

  • competence and independence in a single scull 
  • a serious commitment to improving fitness
  • a desire to race competitively at a high level

A bit about us and our background:

Originally the group was established to race eights at national level.

Recently, in part due to an increase in eights being fielded by clubs in the region and in part due to the wishes of the group, our focus has shifted to sculling; specifically to improving individual technique.

We work in singles and doubles as far as possible but will also put out quads for training and competition in response to the group members’ interests.  Similarly we will also train and compete in sweep boats should group members show an interest. Ultimately we believe that individual improvement in singles will feed into success in crew boats, both sculling and sweep.

Some highlights:

2012

British masters Championships

Women’s IM3 D/E 8+ Gold

Henley Masters Regatta

Women’s D 8+  losing finalists

World Masters in Duisburg though sadly without bringing home a medal (but it was a fantastic experience!)

2013  

British Masters Championships

Women’s Championship E 4x- Gold

Great Ouse Marathon

Women’s D 4x- Fastest women’s boat

2014  

British Masters Championships

Women’s Championship E 4x – Gold

Women’s Championship E 8+ – Gold

2015  

British Masters Championships

Men’s Novice E 4x – Gold

Women’s Novice D 2x  Gold

Women’s Novice C 1x  Silver