Charity no 1161250
Charity no  1161250 Water Row, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE158NL
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BUCS 4s & 8s Head - 26/27 February 2022 (TBC)
We hope the BUCS Head can run in 2022. We think this is the date, but it needs confirmation by the organisers.
BUCS 4s & 8s Head - 20/21 February 2021 - cancelled
It was confirmed in 2020 that the BUCS 4s & 8s Head would take place on the Tyne for another three years, starting in February 2021. The dates chosen for the first year were Sat/Sun 20/21 February 2021, with Tyne Head giving way on that weekend and moving to 13 February 21. However both weree cancelled due to Covid-19. Weather on 20-02-21 was warm but a bit windy and on 21-02-21 it was lovely! Ah well.
BUCS 4s & 8s Head - last ran in 2020 - report
The premier winter student rowing competition came to the Tyne on Sunday 23 February 2020. It should have run on Saturday, the day before, as well but an adverse weather forecast intervened. So the top crews were moved from Sat to Sun and the beginners got the chop! Division 1 had gone well in the morning, but wind and waves appeared over lunchtime.
Crews at start of Division 2 on 23-02-20
Crews bunched up waiting for Division 2 of the BUCS Head, at Scotswood Bridge

The Division 2 start was brought upstream a bit to avoid choppy water for marshalling at Derwenthaugh, but otherwise went as planned, although very hard work for the crews against a strong west wind. Just one boat did not finish (or even start) due to getting a rigger entangled in a post near the shore and being swamped during the attempted rescue. Newcastle University BC turned up trumps and won both Women's and Men's Victor Ludorum prizes.

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