Juniors take the honours at Durham Regatta

Held over the weekend of June 13th/14th Durham Regatta was a high point in the season for the club’s Juniors, winning five events on Saturday and following up with a further three on Sunday. Saturday saw early wins in Long course events for MJ18 double Richard Matthewson and Robbie Lyons and WJ18 quad Jessica Harris,[…]

10 medals for DARC at British Rowing Masters

Durham ARC enjoyed considerable success at the British Rowing Masters Championships, which took place on a 1km 6-lane course at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham over 2 days on June 13th/14th, the same weekend as Durham Regatta. It rained steadily all day on Saturday making for miserable outdoor conditions. Sunday was much drier but[…]

Scullers ready for re-enactment

Durham ARC scullers took time out for a photo-call prior to re-enactment races, which will take place at this year’s Durham Regatta  between 1.30 and 2.30pm on June 13th. The re-enactment will take the form of a 9-abreast sculling race in skiffs, giving a flavour of what the regatta was like in its early years.[…]

DARC women ready for coal trimmers race

The senior women’s squad have been making final preparations for Saturday’s re-enactment of the Wear Scurry, a feature of the early years of Durham Regatta. This and other re-enactments will take place between 1.30 and 2.30pm in a break between the scheduled races at this year’s Durham Regatta, alongside the Racecourse on the River Wear[…]

Chester-le-Street Sunday League

Following the postponement of 2 of the 3 previously scheduled rounds due to unsuitable weather the Sunday League resumed at Chester-le-Street on June 7th with a good turnout of 15 teams from Tyne, Durham, Tees, Hexham, Talkin Tarn and Chester-le-Street Rowing Clubs. As Chester-le-Street don’t have stable boats it was the turn of DARC, along[…]

Hexham Regatta

Saturday June 6th saw the roadshow off to Hexham for the latest round of the local regatta season for what is one of the largest events in the northern calendar. Falling near the end of term and the week before Durham Regatta Hexham Regatta attracts a large entry from both club and college rowers, with[…]

World rowing expert launches book about Tyne Champions

A world-renowned expert on rowing will be coming to the north-east to promote his new book about Tyneside rowers as part of the 170th anniversary celebrations of Geordie hero Harry Clasper and his brothers bringing the world championship to the region for the first time. Christopher Dodd, who is a freelance journalist, editor, author and[…]

DARC rowers prepare for re-enactment races

As well as the usual packed programme of competitive racing over the weekend of 13th/14th June this year’s Durham Regatta will include special events to celebrate the bi-centenary of victory at the Battle of Waterloo and its links to the Regatta. These will include a 1 hour celebration between 1.30 and 2.30pm on Saturday 13th[…]