Boat Race double accolade

Cambridge University Boat Club enjoyed double success on the one weekend in the year when Rowing is most in the spotlight, taking both Men’s and Women’s Boat Races on Saturday, March 30th. The previous day had seen Cambridge secure another double of winning both the Men’s and Women’s Lightweight Boat Races. For a second year[…]

Tideway Heads weekend 2024

The winter head racing season drew to a close with entries from Durham ARC going to London for the Head of the River Race (HoRR) on Saturday, March 23rd and the Vesta Masters Head on Sunday, March 24th. The Senior Men were representing the club on the Tideway for a third consecutive year, this time[…]

Winter racing beset by bad weather

Spring can’t arrive quickly enough for rowers for whom the winter season has been beset by cancellations and curtailments through challenging weather and water conditions. A succession of storms has left rivers in a constant state of flood and fast flowing water unsuitable for rowing, particularly the Thames, Severn and Trent with their large catchment[…]

Learn to Row courses 2024

Dates of Learn to Row courses for 2024 are now available on the website. The first course is for Juniors (11-16yrs), starting on Monday, February 19th, 2024 and continuing for 4 consecutive days – 19/02, 20/02, 21/02, 22/02, between 10:00-12:00 each day. The schedule of Junior course dates for the year is as follows –[…]

Review of 2023

The year has been a mixed one with good progress and many successes on the water despite several events being cancelled or curtailed because of adverse weather and conditions, while the state of our rivers has given rise to some concern. Winter 2023 started brightly with 12 entries for Tyne United New Years Head in[…]

Umpire recruitment for 2024

Umpires are essential in order to run all of the competitions in the racing calendar and we are very grateful to the umpires who give so much of their time voluntarily to allow members to compete. Here at Durham we run some of the largest competitions in the Northern region and Durham ARC has always[…]

Rutherford Head 2023

Rutherford Head lived up to its reputation for providing cold weather competition as over 250 crews from as far afield as Cambridge, London and Aberdeen took to the Tyne on Saturday December 2nd in temperatures that remained below freezing point for much of the day. With the north of England covered in a blanket of[…]

Postponement reaps rewards for Durham LDS and ASBH

Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (ASBH) went ahead on Saturday, November 11th, a week later than planned, thanks to sterling efforts to clear debris blocking the passage through Elvet Bridge in the wake of Storm Ciaran. Indeed, the double header of the ASBH and the final round of the Northern Rowing Council’s Long Distance Sculling[…]