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Durham Amateur Rowing Club was founded in 1860 by “a few gentlemen interested in aquatic sports” , who professed that, “ .. outdoor amusements, and in the main cricket and boating are the very best means of bringing out the bone and muscle of our English youth.” see Barry Hudson’s Club History Timeline

Today, we have a thriving rowing club with juniors, womens, mens and masters sections. In recent years the Explore rowing learn to row programmes have brought a whole new group of people into the club with an enthusiastic Recreational rowing section, and a Development squad, for those that choose to move into competitive rowing, rather than to enjoy the simple pleasures of “boating” on the River Wear, through historic Durham City.

Whilst still “amateur” in name and ethos, the club has developed many varied commercial interests, since the completion of a brand new clubhouse in 2007, complete with first class facilities.

These include the Wear education centre, conference and training facilities, and a Caravan club in an enviable setting.

The clubhouse in its’ picturesque location is a popular venue for weddings, for all kinds of functions and parties, and for corporate and team events

GENERAL ENQUIRIES – enquiries@durham-arc.org.uk

Or tel. The clubhouse (limited hours) on 0191 3866431

DURHAM AMATEUR ROWING CLUB, City Boathouse, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3JU

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