Senior squad recruitment 2023/24

After the success of last season which saw them qualify a crew for Henley Royal Regatta for the first time in a decade the Senior Men are keen to recruit new members to the squad for 2023/24.

The story of 2022/23 is charted on Instagram here.

Highlights include entries in the Veteran Fours Head on the Tideway in November, two Eights at Rutherford Head in December, victories in coxless quads and fours at Durham Small Boats Head, and two Eights at Tyne Head in February, before sending two Eights to the Tideway for the Head of the River Race in March, the first time DARC had entered two crews for HoRR in nearly twenty years!

The regatta season saw the squad achieve victories at Durham City Coronation Regatta, Tees and Hexham Regattas, then a win in the Eight and Championship coxless four at Durham Regatta in June, before Marlow Regatta and DARC’s first qualifications for Henley Royal Regatta in 11 years.

If you are interested in joining them please add your details to the Google Form here.

The Senior Women also had a successful season, entering a coxless four at Henley Women’s Regatta and would welcome new members. Read about their 2022/23 year on Instagram here.

To find out more about the squads get in touch with the Men’s Vice Captain at or Women’s Vice Captain at

Coxless four at Henley Women’s Regatta