Jess Eddie returns

Olympic silver medallist Jess Eddie called in at Durham Amateur Rowing Club on Saturday to show the medal she won in Rio to members of the club where she started her rowing career. Now based in London Jess had spent the last week touring the north-east with fellow Great Britain rowing squad member Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell,[…]

Allcomers Regatta 2016

September sunshine welcomed the 9 crews entered for the 2016 Allcomers Regatta, six mixed (including one all-female) and 3 men’s fours. After a few short weeks of intensive training friendly hostilities commenced over a 300 metre course with round-robin races alternating between DARC’s two stable boats and the pair borrowed from Durham University Boat Club.[…]

Explore Series set for thrilling climax

After the cancellation of the Talkin Tarn round of the Explore Series in August because of a forecast of strong winds the penultimate of the 8 rounds went ahead at the sumptuously refurbished Tyne Amateur Rowing Club on Sunday September 4th. A late start saw crews waiting for the tide to come in and the[…]

Great Tyne Row 2016

Durham ARC entered 3 crews for the 25km Great Tyne Row on Saturday August 27th, a popular annual challenge for stable and coastal boats, launching from Tyne  United Rowing Club at Newburn and finishing beyond the ferry terminal at North Shields with crews continuing onwards to land on Tynemouth beach at Prior’s Haven. Twenty-six boats[…]

World Rowing Junior Championships 2016

The World Rowing Championships took place on the recently opened 6 lane Willem-Alexander Baan course in Rotterdam between August 21st and 28th, with Hope Cessford of Durham ARC and Lauren Irwin of Chester-le-Street ARC selected for Great Britain in the Junior Women’s Pair (for athletes under 19), the only representatives from the Northern region in[…]