Committee appointments for 2021/22

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

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

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

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

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[…]

Bill Parker 1934-2021

Bill Parker 1934-2021

Tributes in memory of Bill Parker have been flooding in following his death on June 4th at the age of 86. Bill had been ill for some time and passed away peacefully in his sleep. Bill’s connections with the club stretch back a long way. His contribution to the club and rowing across the region[…]

May Bank Holiday Bonanza

May Bank Holiday Bonanza

The 1860 Bar and Kitchen at Durham ARC will have extended opening hours and a series of special events in the Beer Garden this weekend (May 28th to 31st).   Friday 28th May • Beer Garden open 1pm – 9pm • Walk-ins welcome, subject to availability   Saturday 29th May • Beer Garden open 1pm[…]

Regatta season makes cautious start

Regatta season makes cautious start

A month into the relaxation of lockdown measures most members are enjoying the return to rowing and the gym has reopened for personal exercise, while the beer garden and caravan site have resumed business and are starting to bring in much needed income. The summer regatta season traditionally starts in April following the Boat Race.[…]

Silver for Roger at World Rowing Indoor Championships

Silver for Roger at World Rowing Indoor Championships

Roger Stainforth of Durham ARC rounded off another successful indoor rowing season with a magnificent silver medal-winning performance in the finals of the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships held between February 23rd and 27th. The Championships attracted 935 finalists from 63 countries who over the preceding three months had come through five Continental Qualifiers to[…]

Roger wins at Canadian Indoors

Roger wins at Canadian Indoors

Without leaving home in Durham, Roger Stainforth continued his preparations for the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships by sealing victory at the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday, February 6th, recording a time of 7.35.9 for the 2km distance in the Masters 75-79 age group event on his Concept2 Model C ergometer. The Canadian Championships[…]

Club closure for Lockdown 3

Club closure for Lockdown 3

The Prime Minister announced on the evening of January 4th that nationwide restrictions in light of rising numbers of Covid-19 cases will come into effect immediately. The club is therefore now closed in order to follow the Government’s National Lockdown rules. All access to the club building and boathouse will be closed and the key[…]

2021 starts in Tier 4

2021 starts in Tier 4

In response to a rapid rise in infections attributed to the spread of a new variant of Covid-19 the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a new Local Alert Level Tier 4 (Stay at Home) on December 19th 2020. The next UK Government review of Tiers on December 30th moved the whole of the North[…]