The Grape Escape

On August 23rd twenty members enjoyed a wine tasting evening at the club hosted by Chris Merchant. The convivial social gathering which involved sampling a selection of 6 wines from around the world proved to be a great success. Food was provided in the form of tapas style nibbles while Chris gave an insight into[…]

Rowing the Tyne for Stroke Association

Thirteen of DARC’s daytime members are combining with rowers from Tees and Stourport RC to enter three mixed quads for the Great Tyne Row on September 2nd while raising funds for a good cause. ‘We wanted to use the occasion to raise funds for a worthy cause, and as all of us has a family[…]

Record entry for Bled

DARC Masters rowers are making final preparations for the World Rowing Masters Championships, this year taking place at Lake Bled, Slovenia between September 6th and 10th. Known as one of the most beautiful rowing courses in the world Bled is ready to welcome a record entry of 6376 rowers from 861 clubs from around the[…]

Gateshead visit

DARC rowers maintained links with neighbouring clubs by accepting an invitation to visit Gateshead Community Rowing Club for a social visit on August 17th. A group of 11 daytime rowers enjoyed a first outing rowing along the River Derwent in a selection of Gateshead’s expanding fleet of boats before a BBQ at the new clubhouse.[…]

Visit to Yarm

The summer months are an ideal opportunity for recreational rowing, with visits, tours and similar challenges offering the chance to share a common interest while developing links between clubs. For the third year a group of daytime rowers from DARC accepted an invitation from Tees RC to join them for the annual 25km row from[…]

DARC into the lead at Tynemouth

After the July round was cut short by windy conditions on the Tyne, the sixth round of the Explore Series was back on track for the sixth round at Tynemouth on August 6th. The Tynemouth round is always one of the most eagerly anticipated of the season, with challenging conditions guaranteed. After last year’s cancellation[…]

World Junior Championships, Lithuania 2017

Hope Cessford of Durham ARC was the northern region’s only representative in the Great Britain squad at the World Rowing Junior Championships at Trakai, Lithuania recently. Hope rowed at bow in the junior women’s coxless four along with Flo Donald (Lea RC), Mary Wright (Henley RC) and Charlotte Fennell (Marlow RC). With 17 nations competing[…]

River Wear Tour 2017

On Sunday July 30th eight members from Durham ARC enjoyed a day out a few miles downstream on the tidal reach of the River Wear, taking part in the third annual tour of the City of Sunderland. This is arranged by City of Sunderland Rowing Club with the support of the Northern Rowing Council and[…]