It was victory again for South Shields Marine School men's team in this summer's Tyne Row. The annual Newcastle-to-South Tyneside rowing race has now been going for a decade and has become a popular fixture in the calendar of the UK maritime community.
Sponsored by V.Group and Clyde Marine Training, the highly-competitive race this year attracted teams from the Port of Tyne, Fleetwood Nautical Campus and Motivational Preparation College for Training. And lining up alongside the SSMS men’s team on 22 June were the South Tyneside College Ladies Team – known as The Oarsome Women.
Despite a strong current, SSMS completed their winning row in 106 minutes, just ahead of Fleetwood, who came second at 109 minutes. Port of Tyne were third. Money raised from the challenge by participants and spectators will be donated to Seafarers UK and TS Collingwood Sea Cadets.