The first fully-fledged regatta was held on the Tyne in September 1834. The popularity of professional rowing and the development of university rowing led to the rapid growth of amateur rowing on the Tyne.  The Tyne Amateur Rowing Club was founded in December 1852.

The Tyne has a long tidal stretch which is ideal for rowing.

There are currently a number of clubs operating along the river, including:

Protect our rivers

Check clean dryThe Tyne is home to the native white-clawed crayfish.  Please don’t bring signal crayfish, or other nasties, to our lovely rivers!

Please follow the check, clean, dry advice for all your kit.  See our invasives page for more information about the threats to our rivers.