New Events at Durham Primary

Mark Bell and Deborah Newcombe describe some innovations for this year’s DURHAM PRIMARY regatta on 28th September … Andy: What exactly is a PRIMARY regatta? Mark: There is some confusion around .. a Primary Regatta is aimed at newcomers to the sport .. in their 1st year to 18 months of rowing .. and for[…]

Juniors at the Nationals

Latest from the National Championships – Alan Granlund describes a silver medal and some ‘oh so close’ photo finishes .. SILVER   Medal for Aidan Rushforth in MJ141x Aidan coached by his father Peter with guidance from Bill Parker, is unbeaten so far this season, and rowed very well in a field of 30 scullers to take a very deserved[…]

Henley 2012 winning Masters F 8

Henley Masters Success

DARC Masters travelled down to Henley. Held each year a week after Royal Henley,the Henley Masters regatta takes place on the first 1000 metres of the iconic Henley course, with the start by Temple Island and the intimidating ‘booms’ Solid performance by F 8 The ‘F’ eight, short of a couple of regulars through injury[…]


Fundraising and All-Comers

The Prince Bishop Fundraising Cruise 16th May A big thank you to all who supported the cruise and to Lynn and the Womens’ squad for their organisation. All 100 tickets were sold and the raffle and various donations raised £300, so the total raised £1300 for the new boats fund. The food was excellent and[…]

Lynn's IM3 8s

Double Gold for Lynn’s Womens’ Eights

The place, British Rowing Masters Championships, Holme Pierrepoint, Nottingham,19th May. The weather was, for once, sunny with hardly any wind on the course.– amazing for Holme Pierrepoint. And amazing were Lynn Pain’s two IM3 Womens Masters crews. A Masters ‘C’ IM3 Eight and the slightly more vintage Masters ‘D’ IM3 Eight. Their coxbox had been left behind[…]

Recreational rowing near prebends bridge 2013

EXPLORE – a better way of life?

John first heard about the Explore Rowing course at Durham Amateur Rowing Club two years ago, he had been suffering from lower back pain for over 20 years, and his intake of painkillers was steadily increasing. He was diabetic and had high cholesterol levels. Even though John doubted that he would be able to manage[…]

Irish indoor rowing success

Geoff strikes gold, and Gill breaks her own world record   Our indoor rowing masters had a successful weekend at the Irish Indoors on the 2nd and 3rd March 2013.  Roger Stainforth won silver (men 60-69) , Helen McMillan bronze (women 40-49) ,Geoff Graham gold (men 70+) and Gill Prescott (women 50-59) gold. Helen got a[…]

Close to the wire for women at HORR

Women’s Eights Head of the River race The Women’s Eights Head of the River Race took place on Saturday 9th March on the Thames. Some of the crew travelled with Mark in the minibus, others came by train, arriving on Friday night in time for a big pasta meal. They had a good night’s sleep,[…]