Going Dutch

On July 29th we welcomed a group of 8 touring Dutch rowers from Leiden and Hemus Rowing Clubs who had asked to visit the club. Due to connections with Durham University they are no strangers to the area and have visited the club on two previous occasions. During their 2 weeks in the UK they[…]

GB call up for Hope

Congratulations to Hope Cessford of Durham ARC on being selected for the Great Britain Junior squad to take part in the World Rowing Junior Championships in Rotterdam in August. Hope will be rowing in the Women’s Pair with Lauren Irwin of Chester-le-Street ARC, one of 9 Junior crews selected for the Championships. The 36 Junior[…]

Allcomers Regatta 2016 entries open

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 is on Sunday September 18th. All you need is a team of 4 people. Full details and entry form can be found on the Allcomers Regatta page. Boats will be[…]

River Tees Tour 2016

On Saturday July 23rd ten of Durham ARC’s daytime and masters rowers joined a party of around 40 drawn from 5 different clubs to take part in the first River Tees Tour. Rowing tours are an aspect of the Explore Rowing programme that British Rowing encourages. This one has been in the planning phase for[…]

National Citizen Service

For the past few weeks Durham ARC has been hosting an event for the National Citizen Service (NCS) on Wednesday afternoons. The NCS is arranged by the University of the First Age (UFA )  and aims to provide activity challenges for teenagers looking to build skills for work and life. With around 60 teenagers taking[…]

British Rowing Junior Regatta 2016

The Juniors rounded off the season by taking part in the British Rowing Junior Regatta staged at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on July 15th to 17th. This year’s event was extended to three days rather than the usual two to allow J14s to enhance their competition experience by taking part in a fun[…]

NRS Media corporate event

On Thursday July 14th the club hosted a group of 35 from NRS Media who were taking part in a corporate event organised by Team Arena. Participants were divided into 4 teams and assigned in turn to land-based challenges while remaining teams were given rowing tuition in stable fours by the club’s volunteer coaches assisted[…]

Henley Masters Regatta 2016

Durham ARC returned from the 2016 Henley Masters Regatta last weekend with 2 gold medals. Held over a 1000 metre course at Henley-on-Thames on July 8th and 9th the regatta has taken place annually since 1994 on the week following Henley Royal Regatta. Eagerly anticipated by the Masters rowing community (those aged over 27) it[…]