An entry of over 450 meant a busy weekend for the Club at Durham City Regatta on May 12th and 13th. Conditions were ideal and a healthy turnout of spectators drawn by the Spring sunshine was able to witness some exciting racing.
Durham ARC had an excellent return of 17 wins from 59 entries, with 10 on Saturday and 7 on Sunday, ranging in age from WJ13 to Masters G and covering every boat size.
As well as a strong contingent from the host club and schools and clubs across the northern region there was the usual fierce competition between the Durham colleges, with Collingwood College winning both the senior eight and senior coxed four, and also good representation from Yorkshire clubs with Doncaster, York and Bradford to the fore.
The J13 girls (Libby Morris, Tilly Stoddard, Violet Elliiott, Alice Chilvers + cox Francesca Suggett) won their coxed quad on Saturday and then Libby Morris and Tilly Stoddard also won the WJ13 double on Sunday.
The J15 boys double and J14 girls double both won on Sunday, while the J18 boys double won on Saturday.
The Masters squad had a successful time with Andy Jaggard winning the MasG single on both days, and the WMasE coxless quad of Nicola Field, Linda Forwood, Vickie Jackson and Julie Kitson winning on both days.
There were more wins for the Masters Women on Saturday in single sculls with Kim Forster winning at WMasC and Joyce Collett at WMasF.
The MasD 8+ won on Saturday and another Masters G win went to John Appleby and Micky Stevens in the double sculls.
There was a first regatta win for the WMasF quad of Alison Shepherd, Sue Lyons, Jane Auster and Kalpana Ganatra, with John Lyons winning his first medal as a cox. Another Sunday win went to Rob Coe and Martyn Calkin in the MasD double.
The Senior men’s Intermediate coxless quad of Joe Owen, Nick Spong, Nicholas Baird and David Rutter won on Saturday, as did the Intermediate double of Nicholas Baird and David Rutter.
The performance across the board bodes well for the coming season as crews prepare for Tees, Wansbeck and Hexham Regattas in the coming weeks before focusing on Durham Regatta
on June 9th
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