Double header weekend survives the weather

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

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

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

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[…]

Heineken Cup weekend

Heineken Cup weekend

The Masters Women enjoyed a weekend in Amsterdam at the  Heineken Roeivierkamp (Heineken Club Quadrathlon) on March 12th and 13th. Organised by Amsterdam rowing club Nereus the event which features a unique course set on the river Amstel and situated close to Amsterdam’s historic centre this year marked the 50th occasion since it was founded[…]

Head racing season nears climax

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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[…]

Durham LDS and Autumn SBH returns

Durham LDS and Autumn SBH returns

Initial concerns about the weather proved unfounded as the final round of the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) and Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (SBH) went ahead on Saturday, November 6th. Nearly 300 entries took to the water for the first home competition to be hosted by Durham ARC since February 2020, the breeze not[…]