Due to the continuing and evolving Covid-19 crisis, the club is currently closed. This will be kept under review and updates will be posted as we have them.
The Caravan Site will be completely closed from the 22nd March until June 30th. We will be in contact with anyone who has a booking within that time to organise rescheduling or refunds.
If you have a function or conference booked with us we will contact you to discuss the options available to us.
Following further advice from Government and British Rowing, Club Officers met tonight to discus the club’s next steps in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak. The decision was made that the club will close completely at end of business today, Tuesday 17th March, initially until Friday 3rd April. This is in line with the closure of the British[…]
Members were delighted to hear of the selection of Durham ARC alumnus Matthew Edge in the Cambridge University Eight for the Lightweight Boat Race, to be raced on the Tideway between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge on Sunday March 15th. Now in his second year at Cambridge Matthew is the youngest member of the[…]
After a succession of winter storms and frustrating cancellations the season reaches its climax with the Head of the River Race on March 21st followed by the Men’s and Women’s Boat Races on March 29th. Durham ARC alumni have been prominent in preparations for the Boat Race, which during February and March have featured a[…]
Eleven Junior crews from Durham ARC were among around 100 entered for the Junior Inter-Regional Trials at Cambois Rowing Club on Saturday, February 8th. The outcome of the time trial raced in 2 divisions over a 1000 metre course on the River Wansbeck serves to determine the selection of the Northern squad sent to the[…]
Roger Stainforth of Durham ARC added to his excellent performances in the 75 to 79 age category by improving his British record time over 2000 metres to 7m 23.8s in winning the English Indoor Rowing Championships at the Manchester Velodrome on February 2nd. Roger was delighted with the time which lowered his previous best for[…]
Durham Small Boats Head went ahead on February 1st after some initial concerns about the weather forecast, Durham’s topography affording sufficient shelter from the elements to prevent an addition to the long list of cancellations over the past year. The decision to go ahead was vindicated, with the moderate south-westerly wind failing to trouble competitors,[…]
Provisional per-division results: Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 & Division 4 (updated). All divisions combined with masters handicaps and prizes (updated) (also in XLSX format).
The start order for Durham Small Boats Head on Saturday, February 1st is available here. Please ensure you read the Competitors Instructions carefully.
Thank you for your entries for Durham Small Boats Head. Entries are now closed. The start order will be published on or after Tuesday, January 28th.
The third annual formal dinner for the Junior squad and coaches took place on January 4th 2020. Organised by the Junior Captains Adam Morris, Ella Sampson, Matthew Harrison and Ella Metcalfe the 3 course meal celebrated the successes of 2019 and got the new year off to a flying start, with awards presented by the[…]
The poster for Durham Small Boats Head on February 1st is available here (and in printer-friendly format here). Entries will close at 7pm on Friday, January 24th, or earlier if the safety limit is reached. Any queries can be sent to email@example.com.
The passing of another year, and depending on your point of view, another decade, allows for some reflection on what has passed and what is yet to come. Although successful 2019 has been a mixed year, with only 2 out of 6 competitive events scheduled on the River Wear actually taking place, Durham Regatta, Durham[…]
Roger Stainforth may have been Durham ARC’s only representative at the 2019 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC), officially the largest indoor rowing event in the world, but he returned triumphant with a gold medal and a British record in the Masters age 75-79 heavyweight 2km event! On Saturday December 7th over 1,800 competitors took[…]
A large entry of 264 enjoyed some unusually good conditions for Rutherford Head on Saturday December 7th with a breeze in the afternoon providing the only real difficulty. Organised by Tyne ARC the head is the northern region’s premier race for large boats in the winter season and attracts some of the best rowers from[…]
The weekend of November 23rd/24th was a frustrating one for rowers on the River Wear with high water levels causing the cancellation of Durham College Rowing’s Senate Cup competition scheduled for Sunday, but it was certainly a busy weekend for club members with plenty of action on offer elsewhere. Three DARC quads went to London[…]
DARC was well represented at the Tideway Fours heads last weekend, with men’s and women’s quads in the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours (HoR 4s) on Saturday November 23rd and a women’s masters quad in the Veteran Fours Head (Vet 4s) on Sunday 24th. But for the untimely intervention of the weather there would[…]
Having moved up an age category in September Roger Stainforth added to his indoor rowing achievements on Saturday by setting a British record for the age 75-79 heavyweight 2km while competing in the over-70 event at the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell. His time of 7m 29.7s beat the[…]
The Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) finished a week early after it was decided to cancel the final round at Durham along with Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (SBH), planned for November 9th, because elevated river levels made it impossible to provide safe and fair racing. 2019 has been a difficult year as regards unpredictable[…]
Durham ARC Juniors put in some good performances at the Level 3 School Games County Durham Indoor Rowing Championships at the Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle on Thursday, Congratulations to the successful rowers in each year group – WJ13 – Sian Davison 1st in Year 8 girls J13 – Will Terry 3rd in Year 8[…]
After reviewing river conditions on Friday morning it has been decided to cancel Saturday’s Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions due to elevated river levels. Please see joint statement issued today by the organising committees.
After reviewing river conditions on Friday morning it has been decided to cancel tomorrow’s Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions due to elevated river levels. The organising committees have issued the following joint statement. “Having reviewed the river levels this morning we have taken the decision to cancel the Durham[…]
Update – competition is cancelled due to elevated river levels. full statement to follow shortly… The start order with revised boating times for Durham Autumn Small Boats Head is available in xlsx and pdf formats. The LDS start order can be found on the LDS page in xlsx and pdf formats. Please also read the[…]
Entries for Durham Autumn Small Boats Head are now closed. The start order will be posted on or after November 5th.
After the completion of 4 of the 6 rounds of the 2019 Northern Rowing Autumn Series uptake for both the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) and associated Small Boats Heads (SBH) has been enthusiastic, with entries for the competitions at Tees, Tyne, Wansbeck and Durham being suspended early when safety limits were reached soon after[…]
The final round of the 2019 Sunday League took place in rather damp conditions at Tyne United RC on October 6th, with 13 teams taking part in a sculling splash & dash competition. Winners on the day with a maximum 4 wins each were It’s Chico Tyne from Tyne ARC in the open competition and[…]
Durham Amateur Rowing Club is seeking an enthusiastic Community Coach to provide co-ordination and coaching for our Learn to Row and community rowing sessions for both adults and juniors. Full information and job description are available on our website at https://www.durham-arc.org.uk/about-us/jobs/ The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st October.
The first of the Tideway Heads of the season was the Pairs Head on October 6th. Raced over 4.5km of the River Thames between Chiswick Bridge and Harrods Wall near Hammersmith Bridge the event for doubles and pairs reached capacity a week before the closing date at 450 entries. A forecast of blustery winds and[…]
Two months after the British Rowing Junior Championships the J14 girls have at last received the medals they won for the double sculls omnium. The Chairman of the BR Junior Championships, Chris Callow, travelled up to Durham from Bedford last week to present Libby Morris and Tilly Stoddart with the bronze medals they won at[…]
The poster for Durham Autumn Small Boats Head on Saturday November 9th is now available in colour and printer-friendly formats. Entries will close on November 2nd or earlier if the safety limit is reached.