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[…]

Joyce is supporting Sophie in the Centurion Challenge

The inaugural Centurion Challenge takes place on Sunday, September 12th 2021 at rowing clubs across the UK. This new community project will be an annual event celebrating the transformative impact of rowing. It has been brought about by London Youth Rowing and is the brainchild of three times Olympic Champion Andrew Triggs-Hodge. Each year up[…]

DARC alumni at Henley Royal Regatta

After last year’s cancellation the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta went ahead six weeks later than planned because of Covid-19 and saw competition extended from 4 days to 5 days of exciting 2-lane racing over the 2112-metre course between August 11th and 15th 2021, although entries were down on previous years because of travel restrictions and[…]

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

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[…]