Thanks to a relaxation of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on June 23rd, and with the support of the City of Durham Parish Council, the Club is pleased to announce the opening of its new riverside beer garden on Saturday, July 4th. Bar prices can be found here. Watch out for plans[…]
The Club has recently acquired four Glide One single sculls that are ex demo boats available at an exceptionally good price. The Glide One is a training boat but has the advantage that it has more of the ‘feel’ of a fine single scull. It is durable but also has a design that is as[…]
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of the Club on March 17th there have been joint meetings of the Management Committee and the Captain and Vice Captains of the Rowing & Coaching Committee which have focused mainly on the financial management of the club and preparations for a phased reopening following[…]
The 2020 Durham Regatta was another victim of the Coronavirus after an early decision on cancellation was taken by the organisers in order to limit costs. Instead a virtual regatta was arranged over the weekend of June 13th and 14th. Durham Regatta@Home involved individuals and teams of four competing against the clock in ergo, cycling[…]
Durham County Council has announced plans for major repairs to New Elvet Bridge in Durham City which are expected to begin in July. This will involve complete closure of the bridge for up to 14 months starting from July 20th 2020, with reopening expected by September 2021 if there are no unexpected delays. Information about[…]
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the adoption of innovative methods for engaging the club’s membership and providing fun activities to maintain interest among members. The Club’s first Virtual Regatta took place on Sunday, May 10th with participation restricted to past and present members and their families. The regatta involved competitors taking part in timed[…]
This year has been like no other, with the whole of the regatta season obliterated by measures introduced to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Storms and floods disrupting the winter heads season meant that the last action on the water for the Junior squad was the Junior Inter-Regional Trials at Cambois on February[…]
One of the club’s most successful coxes of recent years announced her retirement from rowing in February. Emma Hocking is standing down as cox of the Masters G men’s squad after 12 years at the helm, during which time she has steered them to an unprecedented run of victories at the highest level. Emma has[…]
Members were delighted to hear of the selection of Durham ARC alumnus Matthew Edge in the Cambridge University Eight for the Lightweight Boat Race, to be raced on the Tideway between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge on Sunday March 15th. Now in his second year at Cambridge Matthew is the youngest member of the[…]
After a succession of winter storms and frustrating cancellations the season reaches its climax with the Head of the River Race on March 21st followed by the Men’s and Women’s Boat Races on March 29th. Durham ARC alumni have been prominent in preparations for the Boat Race, which during February and March have featured a[…]
Eleven Junior crews from Durham ARC were among around 100 entered for the Junior Inter-Regional Trials at Cambois Rowing Club on Saturday, February 8th. The outcome of the time trial raced in 2 divisions over a 1000 metre course on the River Wansbeck serves to determine the selection of the Northern squad sent to the[…]
Roger Stainforth of Durham ARC added to his excellent performances in the 75 to 79 age category by improving his British record time over 2000 metres to 7m 23.8s in winning the English Indoor Rowing Championships at the Manchester Velodrome on February 2nd. Roger was delighted with the time which lowered his previous best for[…]
Durham Small Boats Head went ahead on February 1st after some initial concerns about the weather forecast, Durham’s topography affording sufficient shelter from the elements to prevent an addition to the long list of cancellations over the past year. The decision to go ahead was vindicated, with the moderate south-westerly wind failing to trouble competitors,[…]
The start order for Durham Small Boats Head on Saturday, February 1st is available here. Please ensure you read the Competitors Instructions carefully.
Thank you for your entries for Durham Small Boats Head. Entries are now closed. The start order will be published on or after Tuesday, January 28th.
The third annual formal dinner for the Junior squad and coaches took place on January 4th 2020. Organised by the Junior Captains Adam Morris, Ella Sampson, Matthew Harrison and Ella Metcalfe the 3 course meal celebrated the successes of 2019 and got the new year off to a flying start, with awards presented by the[…]
The poster for Durham Small Boats Head on February 1st is available here (and in printer-friendly format here). Entries will close at 7pm on Friday, January 24th, or earlier if the safety limit is reached. Any queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The passing of another year, and depending on your point of view, another decade, allows for some reflection on what has passed and what is yet to come. Although successful 2019 has been a mixed year, with only 2 out of 6 competitive events scheduled on the River Wear actually taking place, Durham Regatta, Durham[…]
Roger Stainforth may have been Durham ARC’s only representative at the 2019 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC), officially the largest indoor rowing event in the world, but he returned triumphant with a gold medal and a British record in the Masters age 75-79 heavyweight 2km event! On Saturday December 7th over 1,800 competitors took[…]
A large entry of 264 enjoyed some unusually good conditions for Rutherford Head on Saturday December 7th with a breeze in the afternoon providing the only real difficulty. Organised by Tyne ARC the head is the northern region’s premier race for large boats in the winter season and attracts some of the best rowers from[…]
The weekend of November 23rd/24th was a frustrating one for rowers on the River Wear with high water levels causing the cancellation of Durham College Rowing’s Senate Cup competition scheduled for Sunday, but it was certainly a busy weekend for club members with plenty of action on offer elsewhere. Three DARC quads went to London[…]
DARC was well represented at the Tideway Fours heads last weekend, with men’s and women’s quads in the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours (HoR 4s) on Saturday November 23rd and a women’s masters quad in the Veteran Fours Head (Vet 4s) on Sunday 24th. But for the untimely intervention of the weather there would[…]
Having moved up an age category in September Roger Stainforth added to his indoor rowing achievements on Saturday by setting a British record for the age 75-79 heavyweight 2km while competing in the over-70 event at the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell. His time of 7m 29.7s beat the[…]
The Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) finished a week early after it was decided to cancel the final round at Durham along with Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (SBH), planned for November 9th, because elevated river levels made it impossible to provide safe and fair racing. 2019 has been a difficult year as regards unpredictable[…]
Durham ARC Juniors put in some good performances at the Level 3 School Games County Durham Indoor Rowing Championships at the Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle on Thursday, Congratulations to the successful rowers in each year group – WJ13 – Sian Davison 1st in Year 8 girls J13 – Will Terry 3rd in Year 8[…]
After reviewing river conditions on Friday morning it has been decided to cancel Saturday’s Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions due to elevated river levels. Please see joint statement issued today by the organising committees.
After reviewing river conditions on Friday morning it has been decided to cancel tomorrow’s Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions due to elevated river levels. The organising committees have issued the following joint statement. “Having reviewed the river levels this morning we have taken the decision to cancel the Durham[…]
Update – competition is cancelled due to elevated river levels. full statement to follow shortly… The start order with revised boating times for Durham Autumn Small Boats Head is available in xlsx and pdf formats. The LDS start order can be found on the LDS page in xlsx and pdf formats. Please also read the[…]
Entries for Durham Autumn Small Boats Head are now closed. The start order will be posted on or after November 5th.
After the completion of 4 of the 6 rounds of the 2019 Northern Rowing Autumn Series uptake for both the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) and associated Small Boats Heads (SBH) has been enthusiastic, with entries for the competitions at Tees, Tyne, Wansbeck and Durham being suspended early when safety limits were reached soon after[…]