Memorial for Clive

Members and friends gathered on Thursday, September 23rd for a ‘pot luck’ lunch arranged to coincide with the planting of a rowan tree on the riverbank in memory of long standing member Clive Hole who died last October. Clive’s ashes have been scattered on the riverbank where he spent so much of his time. Placed[…]

Two Heads better than one as Scullers return to racing

The head racing season got underway on September 18th with 16 entries from Durham ARC contesting the 4 divisions of Tyne Single Scullers Head over a 3000-metre course finishing at Newburn opposite Tyne Amateur Rowing Club. The competition is organized by Newcastle University Boat Club and last year was British Rowing’s test event for the[…]

Emily is making waves in Washington

Since her time as a member of DARC between 2015 and 2020 Emily Hanscam has divided her time between Washington State, Oregon and her native Alaska, while fitting in some more rowing before moving on again to take up a post in Sweden. She recounts her exploits in the Lake Washington Rowing Club Fall 2021[…]

Double for Roger at Virtual Championships

There was a double success for Durham ARC’s Roger Stainforth at the second British Rowing Virtual Championships (BRVC) on September 11th, sponsored by asensei. Roger entered the Men’s 75-79 2k and 500 metre events, winning against his opponent Patrick Wright of University of London Boat Club on both occasions, posting times of 7.46.6 for the[…]

River wall repairs

Work is being undertaken to demolish and reconstruct 56 metres of river wall adjacent to the Marriott Hotel, downstream of Baths Bridge. Consultants appointed by the owners of the hotel, in response to concerns expressed by the Environment Agency, carried out an inspection of the site around 5 years ago and established that parts of[…]

Joyce is supporting Sophie in the Centurion Challenge

The inaugural Centurion Challenge takes place on Sunday, September 12th 2021 at rowing clubs across the UK. This new community project will be an annual event celebrating the transformative impact of rowing. It has been brought about by London Youth Rowing and is the brainchild of three times Olympic Champion Andrew Triggs-Hodge. Each year up[…]

DARC alumni at Henley Royal Regatta

After last year’s cancellation the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta went ahead six weeks later than planned because of Covid-19 and saw competition extended from 4 days to 5 days of exciting 2-lane racing over the 2112-metre course between August 11th and 15th 2021, although entries were down on previous years because of travel restrictions and[…]

Committee appointments for 2021/22

The 2021 Annual General Meeting took place on July 15th. For the second year Covid-19 dictated that it was a virtual meeting held via Zoom. It was also the first AGM under the Club’s new governance as Durham Amateur Rowing Club 1860 Limited. Annual reports were presented and the Chairman thanked committee members for their[…]

Juniors return to Nottingham for Championships

With temperatures soaring to 31 degrees two Durham ARC crews joined others from around the country as they converged on the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on July 18th for the last of the three days of competition at the 2021 British Rowing Junior Championships. Like most competitions this year the Championships was significantly affected[…]

Matthew medals at BUCS

After the disappointment of defeat in the Lightweight Boat Race in May there was elation for former DARC Junior Matthew Edge winning gold in the A final of the Championship Lightweight Pair at BUCS Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre at Nottingham on Thursday. Representing Cambridge University Boat Club Matthew and crewmate Cameron Mackenzie[…]

Gerry Sharpe 1952-2021

We were shocked to hear of the death of Gerry Sharpe on June 21st. He had suffered a cardiac arrest after taking part in a swim in the Lake District on June 12th, and died later in hospital. Gerry’s father was a prominent member of Chester le Street Rowing Club and Gerry joined him as[…]

Hexham Regatta 2021

Five trailers and 24 crews headed to Hexham on Saturday, June 5th, bringing to an end what was, for most, an enforced break from competitions over the previous 18 months. Coming the week before Durham Regatta, Hexham Regatta is always very popular with college rowers, and this year was no exception, with 48 entries from[…]