National Schools’ Regatta results

There were some very creditable performances from the DARC Juniors at last weekend’s National Schools’ Regatta in Nottingham, the best coming from Aiden Rushforth and Hope Cessford in reaching the finals of the J16 and girls J16 single sculls. The Championship 4+,  girls Championship 8+, girls Championship 4x- and girls J16 double sculls crews all[…]

Descendants of Harry Clasper wanted

A reunion of the Clasper family is planned for Saturday, May 30, from Noon until 2pm at South Shields Library in Georg Square (South Shields Town Centre). Relatives of Harry Clasper, the famous Geordie rower, are being invited to a family re-union in South Shields to celebrate a play that commemorates the 170th anniversary of[…]

National Schools’ Regatta 2015

The 2015 National Schools’ Regatta takes place at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham over the weekend of May 22nd to 24th. It is the largest regatta for juniors in Great Britain. Held annually the regatta offers events for Junior rowers between J14 and J18. It was first raced in 1947, and has since grown[…]

Blustery conditions for Tees Regatta

Durham ARC entered 15 crews in this year’s Tees Regatta on Saturday May 16th, comparable with the 17 entries at Chester-le-Street on April 18th but well down on the 49 entered for last week’s cancelled day at Durham City Regatta. Tees is the third of the scheduled annual regattas in the Northern region and takes[…]

Entries open for Allcomers Regatta 2015

If you’ve never rowed before but want to give it a try then Durham ARC’s annual Allcomers Regatta is the ideal opportunity. This year’s Allcomers, sponsored by Workwear Express, is on Sunday July 12th so you have about 2 months to prepare. All you need is a team of 4 people. Full details and entry[…]

Remembering Bill at Durham City Regatta

With 350 entries and 272 races scheduled over 11 hours for the Saturday of this year’s Durham City Regatta there was huge disappointment when the weather once again chose to be unkind and heavy rainfall the previous day led to the cancellation of the entire first day’s programme on safety grounds. The yo-yo nature of[…]

Durham City Regatta Sunday

Durham City Regatta Sunday Update The scratch regatta will go ahead this morning. The river is still above normal level so wellies will be needed (although there are plenty here). Anyone wishing to take part needs to register in the marquee behind the boathouse between 9am and 9.30am, we will then draw the crews at[…]

Cancelled – Durham City Regatta

We have unfortunately made the very difficult decision to cancel Durham City Regatta today. This is probably the closest call we have ever had to make and had the rainfall last night been 12 hours earlier or 12 hours later we would most likely have been OK, it just appears to be very bad luck.

Launch of Harry Clasper

On May 4th, Bank Holiday Monday, DARC entertained British Rowing Chairman Annamarie Phelps as part of her tour of rowing clubs in the Northern Region prior to attending the launch at Derwenthaugh Marina of the St Ayles skiff ‘Harry Clasper’, built over the winter by members of the newly formed Gateshead Community Rowing Club. The[…]