Patrick V

Patrick V

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.

Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:07

Medal Success for Tyne United at JIRR

The British rowing Junior Inter-Region Regatta is a national competition between the twelve British rowing regions for rowers in the age groups J14, 15 and 16.  As a result of trials held earlier in the year Tyne United had two crews selected to represent the Northern Region. The competition was held at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on 23rd April 2016.

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.

Monday, 28 March 2016 14:20

Tyne United Rowing Club History

Tyne United was originally founded after the Second World War by the merger of several professional clubs in Gateshead. These clubs were Empire RC, Hawthorn RC, Gateshead and District RC, Walker RC, and Wallsend RC. Tyne United as it was ceased in the 1960’s but from the ashes in 2007 Tyne United Rowing Club was ressurected and is now standing toe to toe with the more established clubs in our region.

The following historical documents can be downloaded from this page:

  • Gateshead Observer: This the front page issue from 7th August 1852 and refers to Talkin Tarn Regatta.
  • Tynemouth Boat House Lease 1872: A lease for the boathouse of Percy Amateur Rowing Club. This is reproduced by the kind permission of the Duke of Northumberland Estates Office.
  • Watercolour, Newburn: A watercolour of Newburn around 1819.
  • Ryton Rowing Club 1900 Lease: A lease and location plan of the boathouse of Ryton Rowing Club. This is reproduced by the kind permission of the Duke of Northumberland Estates Office.
  • Newburn Rowing Club 1880: A lease for the boathouse of Newburn Rowing Club. This is reproduced by the kind permission of the Duke of Northumberland Estates Office.
  • Renforth 1871: “Death At The Oar” – From the New York Harper’s Weekly 9th Sept 1871.
  • River Tyne 1700s: This is probably an admiralty chart from the early 1700s. This is reproduced by the kind permission of the Duke of Northumberland Estates Office.
  • Old Regatta Programmes: Tyne Regatta 1868 | Durham Regatta 1937
Sunday, 27 March 2016 10:23

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

 

Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:53

Masters Men

TURC Masters squad has rowers whose ages range from 33 to 75 and whose aims are equally broad based. We have members who simply enjoy a gentle paddle on the river when the sun shines, through to those who regularly compete and win at local and national masters events.

Experienced rowers will always find a place in this friendly and developing squad, and new rowers of any age are welcome to join via one of the clubs Learn to Row courses.
Please feel free to contact the Masters Coordinator who will answer any questions and arrange a visit.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:40

Junior Squad

We have a large and thriving group of young athletes across all age ranges and abilities. Our juniors come from all across the North East from as local as Ryton just down the road to all the way up in Morpeth!

Within a matter of years the junior squad at Tyne United has established itself as a highly competitive and successful junior squad in the North East. Our juniors have represented the club and won events at local regattas, regional trials and national events.

At Tyne United, we aim to give our juniors the best possible chance to find their potential, be that finding a fun activity for messing around on the river, getting fit through our indoor rowing training or aiming to compete at national and even international level through our club partnership with Northumbria University Boat Club and Durham University Boat Club.

Through our Junior and Schools Learn to Row courses, we take on new members each year from all secondary school age groups. Anyone wishing to join who can already row can contact the junior coordinator for more information.

If you are a school pupil in Gateshead and want to Learn to Row, there is also the possibility of trying rowing through your school – speak to your PE Department or School Sports Co-ordinator for more information.

For enquiries about Junior Rowing at Tyne United, please contact our junior coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, 27 March 2016 09:21

Membership Fees

Tyne United membership operates on a monthly standing order system. The Committee understand it isn’t possible for everyone to pay an annual subscription.

As well as offering the best rowing facilities on the Tyne we are also proud to offer the most competitive rates despite having our great facilities including the rowing tank.

The various rates below demonstrate our desire to attract and keep members of all age groups.

  Membership Details Monthly Subscription* Notes
 Full Member Rowing - Age 24 and over on last 1st Sept
£25  
Off-Peak Member Rowing £15 Limited to weekdays between 9am and 5pm
Young Person Member Rowing - Age range 19 to 23 on last 1st Sept £18.75  
Student Holiday Member Rowing - Age range 18 and over on last 1st Sept and in Full-Time Higher or Further Education. £9.25 Row at club during academic holidays, must commit to paying continuously, in and out of term time.
Junior Member - 14 to 18 Rowing - Age range 14 to 18 on last 1st Sept £31.75 Includes a mandatory coaching fee of £15.50 a month
Junior Member - Under 14 Rowing - Under 14 last 1st Sept £28.00 Includes a mandatory coaching fee of £15.50 a month
Fitness Member - With Gym Non-Rowing, facilities, gym and cycles £10.00 Access to clubhouse facilities, gym equipment and cycling equipment but do not have access to or use of Club boats, launching facilities or indoor rowing tank.
Fitness Member - Without Gym Non-Rowing, facilities and cycles £4.00 Access to clubhouse facilities and cycling equipment but do not have access to or use of Club boats, launching facilities or indoor rowing tank.
Supporter Member For people subscribing to the Club’s monthly draw who are not already a member of the club in another category. £0.50 The subscription will be incorporated into the price of their first draw ticket each month.

* Each monthly fee comprises 25% membership fee, 75% facility hire fee. The facility hire fee carries VAT at 20%. In the case of junior membership, this split applies to the non-coaching fee element of the charge.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 07:55

Adult Learn to Row 2018

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 several courses throughout the 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 £110.00 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.

 

Daytime Adult Learn to Row

  • Next course to be confirmed please email with your interest or complete the enquiry form.
  • Course run on Tuesdays 10.30am - 12.30pm for eight weeks

 

Evening Adult Learn to Row

  • Next course to be confirmed please email with your interest or complete the enquiry form

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.


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