Chester-le-Street Regatta 2017

Durham ARC had 22 entries (12 Juniors, 4 in Senior events and 6 Masters) racing over 900m at Chester-le-Street Regatta in bright but breezy conditions on April 30th, the regatta being held this year on Sunday to avoid a clash with York Spring Regatta, which took place on Saturday. With some 320 entries overall it proved to be one of Chester-le-Street’s best supported events ever.

This was the first regatta of the season for the Northern Region and the first to be held under British Rowing’s new Competition Framework. Under the new system, a banding classification is applied to well subscribed events with the aim of achieving closer racing. Several events were sub-divided into B1 and B2 bands, with Ranking Index points awarded dependent on finishing position. The system is being phased in during 2017 and will become fully operational for the 2018 regatta season.

DARC entries included J13 2x and 4x+, J14 1x and 4x+, WJ14 2x (B1), J15 4x+ and 2x (B2), WJ15 2x (B1), Women’s 4+, Women’s 4x+, Women’s 2x, Masters 1x (B2), Masters A 4x+, Masters D 2x, Women’s Masters D 2x and Masters G 1x.

It was a successful day with the new combinations of David Muse and Andy Jaggard winning the Masters D double, and Kim Forster and Gabrielle Moore winning the women’s masters D double. Emily Hanscam and Ruth Hodges won the women’s 2x and Andy Jaggard the masters G 1x. Other wins came in the J15 2x and masters A 4x+.

Full results are on the Chester-le-Street Regatta page.