Patrick V

Patrick V

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 20:15

BBQ Photos

Thanks to Michael for the pictures

Saturday, 02 July 2016 22:23

Talkin Tarn Regatta

It was a very wet and windy day with big waves at Talkin Tarn in Cumbria which made it difficult for the rowers. Even when conditions are good it is difficult to keep on the course as the rowers have to row across a big wide lake and try to end up still on the narrow course at the finish line. With the strong winds navigation was very difficult for boats without coxes.

Well done to all the rowers in such tricky conditions and a special thank you to Charlotte, Lucy and Dulcie for doing such a good job coxing in tricky conditions.

Considering that we had some new crews with less experienced rowers we had some good competitive races with lots of crews getting through to finals.

Despite the terrible conditions the umpires were strict in imposing disqualifications for crews that ended up slightly off course at the finish line so although Hannah and Anna crossed the line first in the final of the WJ16 2x they were disqualified for being slightly off course.One of the close finals was the J15 2x where Mathew R and Jed were so close to the eventual winners that we were not sure who had won.

TURC were represented by Matt H and Michael B in the final of the J15 single sculls, with Michael rowing up an age group from J14. They were up against Joseph from Chester-le-Street who won silver at Junior Inter Regional Regatta (JIRR).  Joseph won with Michael 2nd and Matt 3rd.

In the J15 4x+ we entered two quads with Michael in Will in one of them who had kindly offered to row up to J15 so that the J15's could all row. The quad with Ethan T-F, Matt H, Mathew R and Jed got through to the final against CLS and QE.  They were narrowly beaten by the other crews despite being in an inferior boat.

The J14 quad crew was entered without Michael or Will in it and still managed to win! The crew included Sam Law (who is only J13), Fraser, Max, Justin (Hexham now but was TURC last season) and Charlotte coxing. The sun came out when the racing had finished - see photo above of J14 quad winners.

The Tyne Regatta was held last Saturday 18th June.

17 juniors took part in the event and once again they were all from the J13, J14 and J15 age groups. At Durham it was the J14 boys who managed a clean sweep of wins in their age group.  At this event it was the turn of the J15 boys who managed the same feat winning the 1x, 2x and 4x+ races.

The winners were:

  • 1x - Ethan Taylor-Foley
  • 2x - Tom Brewer and Matthew Hudson
  • 4x+ - Jed Anderson, Tom Brewer, Mathew Robinson, Matthew Hudson and Lucy Fraser (cox)

The other winners were Will Viney and Ethan King who won the J14 2x (even though Ethan is still only J13).

A very strong performance was also put in by Sam Bohill and James King in the J15 2x who rowed a close race despite having a much slower boat (as we were short of suitable doubles).

Also, well done to Elysia Kirtley for helping out Hexham Rowing Club by jumping out of one WJ14 quad and dashing across the bridge to row in another WJ14 quad because one of their rowers was missing.

Unfortunately I was away at the week so if I have missed any significant results let me know.

A big thank you to Angela's Rowing Photographs for her kind permission to republish the pictures in the gallery.

At the weekend the 15 members of the junior squad competed against Yarm School, QEHS (Hexham), York, Doncaster, Chester-le-Street, Durham School, St.Leonard's School, Chorister's School, Tyne ARC, Durham ARC, Cambois and Leeds RC.

We were represented by one J13, seven J14's and eight J15's. The older juniors are busy with exams.

All crews were competitive and from comments afterwards everyone seemed to enjoy the races even if they did not win. There were lots of heats, semi-finals and finals rowed and lots of wins in races throughout the weekend.

The J14 boys managed a clean sweep in the J14 events winning the single, double and quad competitions.

The winners were:

  • 1x - Michael Bessent
  • 2x - Will Viney and Michael Bessent
  • 4x+ - Max Forrest, Fraser Hutt, Michael Bessent, Will Viney and Ethan King (cox)

Well done to everyone who took part in the biggest regatta in the north and thank you to all the helpers and supporters. It was a good team effort.

As always if you have any photographs or videos to add to the gallery please share them with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, 05 June 2016 17:06

Hexham regatta: 4th June 2016

The junior section had five wins on Saturday at Hexham Regatta.

Ethan King won J13A 1x, 
Elysia Kirtley won WJ14B 1x, 
Michael Bessent won J14A 1x, 
Michael and Will Viney won J14A 2x and
Matthew Hudson won J15A 1
Well done to all rowers who took part.
Thanks to Sally Hutt for the raw video footage and Will Viney for doing the video editing.  Photos by Andrew Bessent and Sally.  If you have any photos to add please share them with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Well done to everyone who took part and helped on Saturday.

As usual there were some problems at Wansbeck Regatta with unmarked submerged debris including near the middle of the racing lane.

At least 4 of our crews hit something submerged and unmarked and it looked as though some other clubs boat had similar problems.

Also, the steering came loose in TYU403 during an NTS race. Fortunately, we had Will Viney coxing and he has some coxing experience so was able to avoid a collision with derelict jetty despite the crew having no previous regatta experience and 3 of the rowers being still on the L2R course!

I think that everyone had an enjoyable day. I know that some were a little disappointed but I think that they all want to do more regattas. Often it is all about just taking part, enjoying it (if possible) and getting familiar with what you have to do at a regatta.

We had 4 wins and two 2nd places.

The wins were:

  • J13 1x - Ethan King
  • J14 1x - Michael Bessent
  • J14 4x+ - Ethan King, Michael Bessent, Max Forrest, Will Viney, Charltte Hudson (Cox)
  • NTS 2x - James King and Adam Shewry

Many thanks to Angela for her kind permission to use her photographs, if you have any photos to add to the gallery please share them via dropbox or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, 20 May 2016 07:03

Parents Information

Tyne United Parents Committee

The Tyne United Parents Committee meets on a regular basis and acts as a communication means between the Junior squad and the remainder of the club.

For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sunday, 15 May 2016 18:50

Tyne United New Years Head 2018

Tyne United New Years Head 2018

*Please note the draw is now published below.


Boat and Trailer Locations

All Clubs and crews will boat from Tyne United Rowing club with the exception of TYNE RC and Newcastle University BC.



The Tyne United / Durham University Boat Club New Years head will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018. Racing 5km upstream on the River Tyne, Scotswood to Newburn this is a perfect run up event to the BUCS Head in February.

Durham City Regatta

We had a very successful day at Durham City Regatta yesterday - 2 wins and 5 second places in finals.

It was good to see crews from York, Doncaster and Bradford traveling up for the event and providing competitive crews for additional competition.

  • In the J15 coxed quad races York beat QEHS and we beat Chester-le-Street (CLS). In the final we beat York. Well done to the boys and to Charlotte H (WJ12) who did an excellent job coxing
  • There were seven crews in the J14 doubles, Ethan K (J13) partnered Will V for the event and beat CLS in the final
  • There were eight crews in the WJ14 doubles competition, Elysia and Sophie came 2nd to Cambois in the final by a third of a length (about 1 second)
  • There were eight entries to the J14 coxed quad competition, the TURC crew faced QEHS in the final finishing runners up having broken an oar 50m from the finish line.
  • There were seven crews in the J15 doubles competition, Matthew H and Tom B earned a place in the final finishing a close 2nd to York in the final.
  • There were 16 competitors in the J15 single sculls. Ethan Taylor-Foley won his first 3 races and finished 2nd to CLS in the final.
  • In the WJ14 coxed quad category Elysia, Sophie and Harriet teamed up with Hexham rowing club to make up a composite quad which finished a close second in the final

These results are more impressive as only 14 TURC rowers took part in the competition. Well done to everyone who took part on the day.

Monday, 02 May 2016 07:10

How to Join

Joining Tyne United is easy

Please contact the relevant squad co-ordinator and arrange a visit to the club.  If you have rowed before you can join straight away, otherwise you will need to do a Learn to Row course.

Membership forms can be downloaded from this page.

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