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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Memorial for Clive

Members and friends gathered on Thursday, September 23rd for a ‘pot luck’ lunch arranged to coincide with the planting of a rowan tree on the riverbank in memory of long standing member Clive Hole who died last October. Clive’s ashes have been scattered on the riverbank where he spent so much of his time. Placed[…]

Two Heads better than one as Scullers return to racing

The head racing season got underway on September 18th with 16 entries from Durham ARC contesting the 4 divisions of Tyne Single Scullers Head over a 3000-metre course finishing at Newburn opposite Tyne Amateur Rowing Club. The competition is organized by Newcastle University Boat Club and last year was British Rowing’s test event for the[…]

Emily is making waves in Washington

Since her time as a member of DARC between 2015 and 2020 Emily Hanscam has divided her time between Washington State, Oregon and her native Alaska, while fitting in some more rowing before moving on again to take up a post in Sweden. She recounts her exploits in the Lake Washington Rowing Club Fall 2021[…]

Double for Roger at Virtual Championships

There was a double success for Durham ARC’s Roger Stainforth at the second British Rowing Virtual Championships (BRVC) on September 11th, sponsored by asensei. Roger entered the Men’s 75-79 2k and 500 metre events, winning against his opponent Patrick Wright of University of London Boat Club on both occasions, posting times of 7.46.6 for the[…]