Last Saturday saw the start of the autumn racing season for local rowing clubs. The Long Distance Sculling (LDS) Series consists of five time-trial races spaced over six weekends held at five different clubs, South Hylton, Tees, Tyne, Durham and ending at Cambois. The boats taking part are single, double and quadruple sculls. Durham ARC sent nine crews to the first race and contrary to the poor weather forecast conditions for the race on the Wear were good.
The J18 boys in their coxless quad had an excellent row, achieving the fastest time of the day and so making them the overall winners.
So it was a very successful start to the series for the Durham club, on to Tees for the next race.
Photos courtesy of Al Johnston.
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