Celebrating 50 years of The Grand

As well as England’s notable World Cup success 1966 marked the first of three victories for John Appleby, then a schoolboy at Durham School, in the coveted Grand Challenge Cup at Durham Regatta. Fifty years on John is still competing for Durham ARC, recently winning the masters single sculls at Durham City Regatta, defeating Andy[…]

Durham Regatta Video Competition

Durham Regatta takes place over the weekend of June 11th and 12th and this year the organisers are offering two prizes of £100 in vouchers for the best entries in a video competition. The objective is to provide video content for inclusion on the Durham Regatta website http://www.durham-regatta.org.uk/ which is to be relaunched following this[…]

Juniors shine at Durham City Regatta

After the disapointment of a cancelled Chester-le-Street Regatta three weeks earlier the rain stayed away allowing both days of Durham City Regatta to go ahead as planned. A large entry combined with an army of volunteers contributed to one of DARC’s most profitable and successful regattas to date, warm sunshine attracting a healthy crowd of[…]

J16 boys at JIRR

Durham ARC’s Junior boys represented the Northern Region in the J16 coxless quad sculls in the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR) at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on April 23rd. The Regatta is for ages up to J16 and is contested over a 1500m course between crews from each of the 12 British Rowing regions[…]

Jess Eddie in GB eight for Europeans

Durham rower Jess Eddie wants the new-look GB Rowing Team women’s eight to show they remain Europe’s leading contenders for an Olympic medal when the 2016 racing season begins this weekend. GB were the top European crew at last year’s World Championships as they finished just outside the medals behind the United States, New Zealand[…]

Captains Scratch Regatta 2016

Following the success of similar events last year it was decided to stage a scratch regatta where all DARC members were invited to sign up for a place in either an eight (for seniors) or a quad (for juniors) for a series of friendly races. May Day Bank Holiday was chosen as the date and[…]

DARC lead in Explore Series

Round 3 of the 2016 Explore Series (the competition aimed at the novice and ‘recreational’ end of the spectrum and until last year known as the Sunday League) took place at Tees Rowing Club on May 1st. This was the dreaded but highly anticipated annual test of sculling skills which had seen the 3 Durham[…]

War of the Roses 2016

Twelve Off-peak and Masters members from Durham ARC attended this year’s War of the Roses scratch regatta at Bradford ARC. Coinciding with St. George’s Day and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death it was a suitably momentous occasion, particularly for DARC’s Vaughan Gordon who emerged with 2 medals after his two crews emerged undefeated after[…]