The 2022 winter head racing season got underway on January 22nd with a full entry of 164 for Tyne United New Years Head. Crews raced over 4.5km of the Tyne Championship course. In Division 1 against the tide the DARC Senior Men’s 8+ stroked by Brad Knights and coxed by Stef Burgess won band 3[…]
Durham’s Roger Stainforth continued his preparations for the World Rowing Indoor Championships with a double success at the Scottish Indoor Championships, held online on January 22nd. Competing from home Roger recorded times of 7.41.6 in winning the Masters 75-79 2k and 1.44.9 to also take victory over the 500 metre distance, on both occasions overcoming[…]
Learn to Row courses for Adults (16+) and Juniors (11-16) will be restarting soon. Please see https://www.durham-arc.org.uk/learn-to-row/ for dates and times. Adult courses at £95 are for 6 weeks. Junior courses are £65 and take place on 4 consecutive days. To apply for places please email – email@example.com
The poster for Durham Small Boats Head on February 5th is available here. Entries will close at 7pm on Saturday, January 29th, or earlier if the safety limit is reached. Any queries can be sent to Carole McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many will have heard about the devastation caused by the arson attack on Van Mildert Boathouse just before Christmas following an incident attended by County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service. Durham University is working closely with Durham Constabulary to establish the circumstances of the fire. Durham ARC General Manager Mark Bell explains, “Clearly[…]
Like last year 2021 was dominated by Covid-19 but there have been brighter interludes to smooth the rollercoaster ride. The year got off to a bad start with tiers being replaced 4 days into January by a national lockdown which meant virtually no rowing until the end of March, after which restrictions eased slowly and[…]
On December 18th we paid tribute to much loved former coach Clive Hole, who died in October 2020, by naming a new Stampfli eight in his memory. Clive’s widow Rita carried out the ceremony, baptising ‘The Legend Clive Hole’ with a jug of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, a very appropriate epithet warmly acknowledged by members. Clive[…]
Members were delighted to learn of Jess Eddie’s election as a Henley Steward, along with Aquil Abdullah and Adam Freeman-Pask, at the Annual General Meeting of Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) on December 14th. The Stewards have been responsible for helping run the annual Regatta since 1885. “On behalf of the Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta, I[…]
Roger Stainforth recorded a double success at the 2021 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC), winning the 2000 metres and 500 metres events in the 75-79 age group on Saturday, December 4th. Roger recorded times of 7.44.5 for 2000m, finishing ahead of Bruce Slade (GBR) and Gerald Grayce (USA), and 1.42.1 for 500m, again beating[…]
The last on-water competition of 2021 for the Club was to have been Rutherford Head on November 27th but organisers were forced to make the difficult decision to call it off on the 25th due to the forecast of high winds, a decision that was fully vindicated as Storm Arwen headed towards the North East,[…]
Following the cancellation of the Pairs Head on October 2nd there was great anticipation of the Fours Head, raced over the Championship course on the Tideway from Mortlake to Putney on Saturday, November 13th. This year was the first time the competition had run under its new name, the 2020 event having been cancelled. Previously[…]
Initial concerns about the weather proved unfounded as the final round of the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) and Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (SBH) went ahead on Saturday, November 6th. Nearly 300 entries took to the water for the first home competition to be hosted by Durham ARC since February 2020, the breeze not[…]
The results and times from Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head, combined over 2 divisions, are available in pdf format with winners indicated.
We look forward to hosting the final round of the Long Distance Sculling Series in Durham on November 6th along with Durham Autumn Small Boats Head, and hope for better luck than in the previous 2 years when both events were cancelled, in 2020 because of Covid restrictions and in 2019 because of elevated river[…]
Children’s Halloween Teepee Parties will be taking place at 11.30am and 2pm each day between Thursday, October 28th and Sunday, October 31st in the 1860 Bar & Kitchen riverside garden, with food treats and activities included. You are invited to spend one and a half hours in our spooky teepee with food, treats and activities.[…]
Following a 15-month closure for essential repairs New Elvet Bridge reopened on October 22nd. The bridge and riverside footpath closed in July 2020. In order to carry out overhead work it was also necessary to close the river for lengthy periods leading to considerable disruption for the rowing community and businesses based on the river.[…]
The poster for Durham Autumn Small Boats Head on November 6th is available here. Entries will close at 7pm on Sunday, October 31st, or earlier if the safety limit is reached. Any queries can be sent to Mark Bell at email@example.com.
After last year’s total washout due to Covid-19 the 2021 Long Distance Sculling Series was due to get underway at Berwick on October 2nd but it became another weather casualty, and the Berwick round was cancelled on September 28th because of the forecast of high winds. The forecast also meant the cancellation of the Pairs[…]
British Rowing released version 15 of its Managing Covid-19 document on October 8th. Members will no longer need to sign up for a water session on the club Google Sheets. The only sessions members now need to sign up for are the gym/hall sessions which will still be available. Members are reminded that they must[…]
Financial accounts have been received from the auditors. The minutes and reports presented at the July AGM are available for members here.
Members and friends gathered on Thursday, September 23rd for a ‘pot luck’ lunch arranged to coincide with the planting of a rowan tree on the riverbank in memory of long standing member Clive Hole who died last October. Clive’s ashes have been scattered on the riverbank where he spent so much of his time. Placed[…]
The head racing season got underway on September 18th with 16 entries from Durham ARC contesting the 4 divisions of Tyne Single Scullers Head over a 3000-metre course finishing at Newburn opposite Tyne Amateur Rowing Club. The competition is organized by Newcastle University Boat Club and last year was British Rowing’s test event for the[…]
On Thursday morning the daytime rowers enjoyed their first visit to another club in over 2 years when seven members made the short trip to City of Sunderland Rowing Club for a row at the invitation of Ken Gardner who is also a member of DARC. Sunderland kindly provided the use of two coxless quads[…]
Since her time as a member of DARC between 2015 and 2020 Emily Hanscam has divided her time between Washington State, Oregon and her native Alaska, while fitting in some more rowing before moving on again to take up a post in Sweden. She recounts her exploits in the Lake Washington Rowing Club Fall 2021[…]
There was a double success for Durham ARC’s Roger Stainforth at the second British Rowing Virtual Championships (BRVC) on September 11th, sponsored by asensei. Roger entered the Men’s 75-79 2k and 500 metre events, winning against his opponent Patrick Wright of University of London Boat Club on both occasions, posting times of 7.46.6 for the[…]
A Special General Meeting will be convened at 8pm on Thursday, September 30th to consider a revision to the Club’s Articles of Association and a proposal to register the whole club as a charity. Further details are given in the Notice of Meeting. A copy of the draft articles is available here. All members are[…]
Work is being undertaken to demolish and reconstruct 56 metres of river wall adjacent to the Marriott Hotel, downstream of Baths Bridge. Consultants appointed by the owners of the hotel, in response to concerns expressed by the Environment Agency, carried out an inspection of the site around 5 years ago and established that parts of[…]
The staff of 1860 Bar & Kitchen would like to invite all of the members who have supported the club through the last 18 months to a BBQ on Friday, 10th September. The BBQ will be complimentary but we would still like people to sign up so we know how much to cater for. The[…]
The final foray of the Regatta season for the Juniors, along with some of the coaching staff competing as Seniors, meant a 4.30am start on Saturday, September 4th with 14 entries for the North of England Sprint Rowing Championships at Hollingworth Lake, situated just off the M62 near Rochdale. It was the first time since[…]
The inaugural Centurion Challenge takes place on Sunday, September 12th 2021 at rowing clubs across the UK. This new community project will be an annual event celebrating the transformative impact of rowing. It has been brought about by London Youth Rowing and is the brainchild of three times Olympic Champion Andrew Triggs-Hodge. Each year up[…]