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The web site now has full detail of the GTR, whch is to run on 7 September 2019 - this is a change from the original date of 8 September. We have swapped dates with the Tyne Single Scullers Head, which is now on the 8th.








The organising committee is glad to announce that the event will run on Saturday 27 August in 2016. Apologies for the delay in announcing this, but there have been complications with other events competing for a date at that time of year. Start and finish will be as in 2015, Newburn to Tynemouth. The start time will be 12.30pm approx. More details soon. Entries will open in April 2016.


In the build-up to the event the organisers have placed on the web site at!documents/c1okk  the documents crews need to complete the course safely. They include the latest Draw with start order (final version next Sunday), the Navigation Guide and Information for Crews plus other background documents. Read, digest and be prepared to answer questions on them at the safety briefings! Comments and questions on them welcome to the email at the top of the page.


We are pleased to announce that barring technical problems we will be tracking our entries and safety vessels using GPS courtesy of DurtyTracking in the Scottish Borders. The full list of boats is yet to be added, but the public screen is at The trackers won't be switched on until just before the event, so don't worry if there is not much to see until the day. As back-up we will also have more shore manual timing points, so we can cope better with a hold...


More information very shortly, but entries closed last Friday with 41 crews lined up (metaphorically so far) for the event on 6 September 2015.


Go to Event Details/Documents/Provisional Draw for a pdf of the provisional start order. This may change and indeed if you spot any errors or have any amendments let me know at


All race documents will be loaded on this site no later than two weeks before the event.. Here is the text of an email sent to crew captains on 18 A...

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