Author Archives: Richard Mortimer

WebCam on the Boathouse wall

WebCam and Weather Station

After over a month of testing and tweaking Durham ARC is happy to announce our new River Wear WebCam and Weather Station. Combined together these allow club members to evaluate river conditions prior to leaving home. Images and readings are updated every few minutes throughout the day.


The WebCam looks out over the landing stage steps and has a good view of the river. Note the image included here is a sample and does not reflect the current view of the river.

Weather Station

The weather station monitors temperature, windspeed/direction, rainfall along with a few other parameters. All of these are presented in a handy graphical display as well as in tabular format for those who prefer it.

Time Lapse

During the testing period we have captured a series of timelapse videos from the WebCam. These give a feel for just how well used the landing stage is and also it shows how the river responds to extreme amounts of rain in the Wear catchment area.

The first full day of WebCam operation

Durham ARC WebCam's first full day of operation

Durham City Regatta Saturday 11th May

Durham City Regatta 2013

River Wear Flash Flood Saturday 18th May

Flash Flooding in Durham 18th May 2013

Cruise on the Prince Bishop

Join us for a BBQ cruise on the Prince Bishop, Thursday 16th May 2013. Tickets £10 from Durham ARC Women’s Squad members. Cruise on the Prince Bishop and bring your friends along. All proceeds will be donated to our latest pieces of 8 fundraising drive.



Date: Thursday 16th May 2013
Time: 7-10.30pm
Entry includes:
River Wear Cruise
Tickets £10 from members of Durham Amateur
Rowing Club Women’s Squad
All proceeds go towards the New Eight Boat!
Raffle to take place on the night

QED – Quiz, Eat, Dance

Join us on Saturday 27th April for QED our Quiz, Eat, Dance evening. RKM will provide the entertainment. Download the poster and bring your friends along. All proceeds will be donated to our latest pieces of 8 fundraising drive.


In aid of Rowing Club Funds

Quiz, Eat, Dance




Durham Amateur Rowing Club

7.00 p.m. [Prompt start] to 11.00 p.m.

Saturday 27th April, 2013

7.50 per head

Pies and Peas

(vegetarian option available – please notify)

Tickets available from:

Durham Amateur Rowing Club Bar

Or mobs: 07930 183139 / 07980 645938 / 07768 457130

Or email: