Durham LDS / SBH Information
The 2023 Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) finally reached its conclusion with a rearranged date in Durham on November 11th, after suffering consecutive cancellations at Tyne, Berwick and Wansbeck brought about by too much water, too much wind or both. Hence only three of the six scheduled LDS rounds and two of the four associated[…]
Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (ASBH) went ahead on Saturday, November 11th, a week later than planned, thanks to sterling efforts to clear debris blocking the passage through Elvet Bridge in the wake of Storm Ciaran. Indeed, the double header of the ASBH and the final round of the Northern Rowing Council’s Long Distance Sculling[…]
Results of the 2023 Durham Long Distance Sculling head are available here, and those from the Autumn Small Boats Head, combined over the two divisions are here, showing finish times, handicap adjustments and event winners.
The annual fireworks display on Sunday, November 5th proved a great success with tickets selling out online days in advance and attracting around 1500 on what was a very busy weekend. Food and drink was on sale throughout the evening. Thanks to everyone for their their continued support.
The 2023 Fours Head and Veteran Fours Head both fell victim to Storm Ciaran, the second of two named storms to hit the UK in as many weeks. The Veteran Fours Head had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 4th, and the Fours Head on Sunday, November 5th, both on the Tideway in[…]
The poster for the 2023 Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (ASBH) and the Durham round of the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) on Saturday, November 4th is available here. Racing in the LDS will take place in the morning followed by two divisions of the ASBH in the afternoon, all over 1800 metres, Entries will[…]
The 2023 Sunday League season reached its conclusion with the final round surviving a late weather scare to go ahead at Hexham on Sunday, October 1st. In a curtailed season of six scheduled rounds rather than the usual eight this was to be the only skills round. The League got off to a tentative start[…]
The 2023 Long Distance Sculling (LDS) Series got underway on Saturday, September 30th with the first of the six rounds being hosted by Tees Rowing Club, a double header with Tees Small Boats Head (SBH), both contested over the winding 5km course on the River Tees. The morning LDS attracted over 200 entries and the[…]
The naming of The Clive Hole Boathouse on September 16th was marked by an Eights and Octuples scratch regatta for members of the Club. Over 80 members from all areas of the club signed up to take part in the fun event which saw crews selected at random and allocated to one of seven Eights[…]
It is generally accepted that in the northern hemisphere September marks the start of the head racing season, although several national and international regattas buck the trend, such as the World Rowing Championships and World Masters Regatta, the former taking place this year in Belgrade, Serbia between September 3rd and 10th while the latter migrates[…]
As the summer draws to a close we are hosting a Scratch Regatta and Social on Saturday, September 16th. A draw will be made to place those who want to race into random crews who will race one another in Eights (for Adults and Juniors J16+) and Octuples (for Juniors J15 and under), providing a[…]
After the success of last season which saw them qualify a crew for Henley Royal Regatta for the first time in a decade the Senior Men are keen to recruit new members to the squad for 2023/24. The story of 2022/23 is charted on Instagram here. Highlights include entries in the Veteran Fours Head on[…]
A Special General Meeting of the Club was convened on July 13th 2023 to consider changes proposed to the Club Rules and Bye Laws to bring them in line with the Charity Articles. The meeting was followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Club and the Annual General Meeting of the Company. The changes[…]
Twenty Juniors from Durham ARC endured some very challenging conditions on the lake at Strathclyde Park near Motherwell for the 3-day British Rowing Junior Championships held between July 14th and 16th and performed exceedingly well to return with 3 medals and 13 appearances in finals from their 15 entries. In a break with tradition the[…]
Two DARC crews went to Henley on July 8th for the second of the two days of competition at the 2023 Henley Masters Regatta which draws entries from across the UK and overseas for the annual competition for rowers over 27 years of age over 1000 metres of the famous Henley reach. Both were handed[…]
The Northern regatta season drew to a close at a windswept Talkin Tarn on Saturday, July 1st. The Regatta was in doubt because of the wind forecast until the go ahead was given the day before, by which time it had also been decided to shorten the course from the usual 700 metres to 500[…]
Following their success at Durham Regatta the Senior Men stepped up their preparations for Henley Royal Regatta by entering a Tier 2 coxless four and a Tier 2 coxless quad at Marlow Regatta on the 8-lane course at Dorney Lake on June 17th in what is traditionally the last opportunity for crews looking to pre-qualify[…]
Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) on June 16th to 18th attracted a record entry of 547 for the 35th edition of what is the premier rowing regatta for women in the UK. Crews were required to take part in a time trial for each event over a course of around 1400 metres of the Henley reach[…]
Several members of the Masters squad went to the British Rowing Masters Championships at the National Watersports Centre at Nottingham on June 10th and 11th. After initially announcing that the Championships would take place over one day British Rowing decided to revert to the usual two days, and to again include Non-Championship events in the[…]
The 190th Durham Regatta took place on June 10th and 11th 2023 and was well supported by Durham ARC with 28 entries on Saturday and 20 on Sunday. A successful weekend saw DARC emerging second only to Durham School in terms of victories with 9 event wins on Saturday and 6 on Sunday. On Saturday[…]
After 3 weeks of subdued activity and no entries at Wansbeck Regatta or the National Schools Regatta the season continued with Hexham Regatta on June 3rd, always a very popular event particularly with students, falling towards the end of the academic year and the week before Durham Regatta. As Durham ARC provides transport for Durham[…]
Another weekend of divided loyalties saw some squads making the short trip to Tees Regatta on May 13th while others went further afield to the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont for Nottingham City Regatta on May 13th and Nottingham Masters and Club Regatta on May 14th. Racing at Tees took place over the 800[…]
A clash of dates between the 2023 Durham City Regatta and the Coronation Day of King Charles III and Queen Camilla meant that the regatta moved forward a day, taking place on Sunday, May 7th and Monday, May 8th. Billed as the Coronation Regatta, Sunday had a full entry of 246 competing over 700 metres[…]
The draw for Durham City Coronation Regatta (Sunday) and Coronation Sprint (Monday), and instructions for competitors are now available on the City Regatta page. We look forward to welcoming you to the River Wear on May 7th and 8th.
The first action of the 2023 regatta season for Club members came on April 22nd and 23rd when the Junior, Senior and Masters squads visited two of the UK’s three multi-lane international courses at Nottingham and Strathclyde Park. Junior Inter Regional Regatta Durham ARC had members in six of the entries selected to represent the[…]
We are very saddened to hear that Peter Stavers passed away last week. Peter was a Life Member of the club and a regular volunteer in his retirement. He was also an Umpire for several years. Our thoughts are with Brenda and Peter’s family at this time.
The official launch of a new publication by Andy Jaggard takes place at Stratford-on-Avon on Monday. ‘Shakespeare Press – The Memoir of Gerald Jaggard’ has nothing to do with Rowing, as Andy explains. “Over the last two years I’ve chatted to quite a few people who I’ve coached, or scull with, about the book. The[…]
On the morning of Sunday 16th April we welcomed home our two successful Boat Race rowers and ex juniors Sam Taylor and Matthew Edge. Sam Taylor took the win in the lightweight race om March 20th by 11 lengths before Matt Edge took a thrilling victory in the Men’s Cambridge blue boat less than a[…]
A successful day at the Junior Inter Regional Trials for the Northern Region at Cambois Rowing Club on March 11th led to 6 of Durham ARC’s 12 participating crews and scullers gaining qualification for the Junior Inter Regional Regatta (JIRR) which takes place at the National Watersports Centre at Nottingham on April 22nd. The time[…]
The Gemini Boat Races took place this year on Sunday, March 26th, including the 77th Women’s Boat Race, the 168th Men’s Boat Race, and the Men’s and Women’s Reserve Races. The Men’s Race was of special interest as Matthew Edge, formerly of Durham ARC Juniors, was named at bow in the Cambridge Eight. The Men’s[…]