Learn to Row courses 2024

Dates of Learn to Row courses for 2024 are now available on the website. The first course is for Juniors (11-16yrs), starting on Monday, February 19th, 2024 and continuing for 4 consecutive days – 19/02, 20/02, 21/02, 22/02, between 10:00-12:00 each day. The schedule of Junior course dates for the year is as follows –[…]

Review of 2023

The year has been a mixed one with good progress and many successes on the water despite several events being cancelled or curtailed because of adverse weather and conditions, while the state of our rivers has given rise to some concern. Winter 2023 started brightly with 12 entries for Tyne United New Years Head in[…]

Launch of book by Andy Jaggard

The official launch of a new publication by Andy Jaggard takes place at Stratford-on-Avon on Monday. ‘Shakespeare Press – The Memoir of Gerald Jaggard’ has nothing to do with Rowing, as Andy explains. “Over the last two years I’ve chatted to quite a few people who I’ve coached, or scull with, about the book. The[…]

Boat Race success

The Gemini Boat Races took place this year on Sunday, March 26th, including the 77th Women’s Boat Race, the 168th Men’s Boat Race, and the Men’s and Women’s Reserve Races. The Men’s Race was of special interest as Matthew Edge, formerly of Durham ARC Juniors, was named at bow in the Cambridge Eight. The Men’s[…]

Sam impresses at February GB U19 Trials

Sam Terry headed to Boston for the GB U19 Trials on February 18th and 19th. After many months of preparation and extra sessions with the coaching team Sam came home from the Saturday 5km trial with an incredible 18th place from a field of 32 athletes in the single. Sunday then saw him paired with[…]

Review of 2022

2022 was a remarkably positive year with all parts of the club seeing some success as reality returned slowly after two years of Covid desolation. As well as competitors getting used to on-water action without Covid restrictions the early events of the winter head racing season faced the usual uncertainty over weather and river conditions.[…]

North East Indoor Erg Championships includes BikeErg and SkiErg

Durham University Boat Club (DUBC) held its annual North East Indoor Erg Championships (NEIEC) at Maiden Castle on November 12th which happened to coincide with the Long Distance Sculling and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions in Durham – not great planning given that DUBC wished to attract more club and gym competitors and moved the[…]

Long Distance Sculling finale coincides with Durham Autumn SBH

A falling river level and unseasonally mild weather made conditions very tolerable for competitors, officials and spectators at Durham’s round of the Long Distance Sculling (LDS) Series and Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (ASBH), as Durham ARC hosted both competitions on Saturday, November 12th. A combined entry of over 300 saw the suspension of entries[…]