Help for Heroes

For the past few weeks the club has been running a weekly course in partnership with British Rowing and Help for Heroes, aimed at forces veterans from Phoenix House in Catterick. The course is led by Debbie Connolly. Some of those attending have expressed a wish to continue after the course so it is an[…]

Boat Race Ball 2016

The 2nd Boat Race Ball took place on 26 March 2016.  After the drama the previous day in the Boat Race itself when the Cambridge women ​somehow managed to row themselves out from under the water, and the Oxford men won by 2 and a half lengths, we wondered if we would have as exciting an[…]

John A Short

The funeral of John Short took place on April 13th. John was a long-standing member of Durham ARC and was in his 91st year when he died on March 29th. He first joined the club in the late 1940s, after being in the RAF, and served subsequently in several administrative roles. He was a member[…]

North-East rowers move closer to Rio after Europeans selection

Olympic champion Kat Copeland will reprise her promising partnership with Charlotte Taylor after four rowers from the North East were named in the GB Rowing Team for next month’s European Championships. Double Olympian Jess Eddie continues in the women’s eight and fellow Durham rower Will Fletcher will once again race alongside Richard Chambers in the[…]