Henley Women’s Regatta 2022

The Senior Women entered two crews at Henley Women’s Regatta over the weekend of June 17th to 19th. This year the premier rowing regatta for women in the United Kingdom attracted a new record entry of over 2000 athletes representing 184 clubs from 8 different countries. Katie McDaid, Gabrielle Maxfield, Fran Whitfield and Anna Golightly[…]

Masters medal at Nottingham

Durham ARC had 12 entries at the British Rowing Masters Championships at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont on June 11th and 12th, the competition returning to 2 days after last year was reduced to a single day because of Covid restrictions. Competitors raced over a 1000 metre course against a strong and gusty[…]

Hexham and the Met

As the regatta season gets into full swing it’s not uncommon for several events to take place simultaneously, as was the case last weekend with Hexham Regatta and the Metropolitan Regatta. Falling the week before Durham Regatta, Hexham is always heavily subscribed, particularly from students following the end of the exam season. This year set[…]

Regatta season gathers pace

Midway through the 2022 regatta season entries for Durham Regatta have opened and some relative normality has returned. Locally the summer season commenced on April 9th with Chester-le-Street Regatta taking place for the first time in 4 years, albeit without an entry from DARC. A successful day of 95 races over a 900 metre course[…]

Double header weekend survives the weather

The rowing calendar threw up its usual clash of dates with the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR) again falling on the same April weekend as the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta allowing club members to enjoy two multi-lane rowing lakes on Saturday and Sunday. Having been cancelled because of forecast high winds in 2019 at Peterborough and[…]

Beer Garden set to reopen

The Riverside Beer Garden will be reopening on Friday, April 15th. Come and join us for a bumper Easter Bank Holiday opening weekend, Friday 15th April – Monday 18th April. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Open for walk ins. Serving all your favourite bevvies, alongside hot drinks, cake and classic bar snacks. Easter Monday: Family Fun[…]

Press Release

DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM – 31st March 2022 Durham Amateur Rowing Club (the “Club”) has completed the transfer of its assets to registered Charity, Durham Amateur Rowing Club 1860 Limited (the “Charity”). This transfer includes the land and buildings at City Boathouse Green Lane Durham, all rowing equipment and memberships. Mark Bell, former trustee of the[…]

Gabrielle’s 24 hour ergo

On Saturday March 19th, starting at 9am, Gabrielle Maxfield of the Senior Women’s Squad is attempting a 24 hour erg for a charity close to her heart, raising funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She explains the reasons behind the feat on her JustGiving page: “As some of you may know, I’ve been living[…]

Head racing season nears climax

Since Rutherford Head on February 12th opportunities for racing have been restricted by adverse weather which led to the cancellation of the Head of the Trent in Nottingham on February 27th and the Yorkshire Head on the River Ouse in York on March 5th because of unsuitable river conditions. DARC crews were left disappointed after[…]

Junior Inter Regional Trials 2022

Durham ARC enjoyed outstanding success at the Junior Inter-Regional Trials at Cambois Rowing Club on March 5th when all 12 members of the Junior squad who attended featured in the fastest crew in their event. The purpose of the trials is to determine the team to be selected to represent the Northern Region at the[…]

Roger strikes World Indoor Gold

At the age of 77 Durham’s Roger Stainforth remains a force to be reckoned with on the Masters Indoor Rowing stage and on Saturday he achieved his goal of taking the gold medal in the Men’s Masters 75-79 Heavyweight class over the 2000 metre distance at the World Rowing Indoor Championships. Competing from home on[…]

Success for Roger at 2022 Scottish Indoors

Durham’s Roger Stainforth continued his preparations for the World Rowing Indoor Championships with a double success at the Scottish Indoor Championships, held online on January 22nd. Competing from home Roger recorded times of 7.41.6 in winning the Masters 75-79 2k and 1.44.9 to also take victory over the 500 metre distance, on both occasions overcoming[…]

Learn to Row courses 2022

Learn to Row courses for Adults (16+) and Juniors (11-16) will be restarting soon. Please see https://www.durham-arc.org.uk/learn-to-row/ for dates and times. Adult courses at £95 are for 6 weeks. Junior courses are £65 and take place on 4 consecutive days. To apply for places please email – explorerowing@durham-arc.org.uk

Support following fire damaged boathouse

Many will have heard about the devastation caused by the arson attack on Van Mildert Boathouse just before Christmas following an incident attended by County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service. Durham University is working closely with Durham Constabulary to establish the circumstances of the fire. Durham ARC General Manager Mark Bell explains, “Clearly[…]

Highs and lows of 2021

Like last year 2021 was dominated by Covid-19 but there have been brighter interludes to smooth the rollercoaster ride. The year got off to a bad start with tiers being replaced 4 days into January by a national lockdown which meant virtually no rowing until the end of March, after which restrictions eased slowly and[…]

The Legend Clive Hole named

On December 18th we paid tribute to much loved former coach Clive Hole, who died in October 2020, by naming a new Stampfli eight in his memory. Clive’s widow Rita carried out the ceremony, baptising ‘The Legend Clive Hole’ with a jug of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, a very appropriate epithet warmly acknowledged by members. Clive[…]

Jess Eddie elected Henley Steward

Members were delighted to learn of Jess Eddie’s election as a Henley Steward, along with Aquil Abdullah and Adam Freeman-Pask, at the Annual General Meeting of Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) on December 14th. The Stewards have been responsible for helping run the annual Regatta since 1885. “On behalf of the Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta, I[…]