Juniors qualify at JIRR trials

Eleven Junior crews from Durham ARC were among around 100 entered for the Junior Inter-Regional Trials at Cambois Rowing Club on Saturday, February 8th. The outcome of the time trial raced in 2 divisions over a 1000 metre course on the River Wansbeck serves to determine the selection of the Northern squad sent to the[…]

Durham LDS and Autumn SBH cancelled

After reviewing river conditions on Friday morning it has been decided to cancel tomorrow’s Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions due to elevated river levels. The organising committees have issued the following joint statement. “Having reviewed the river levels this morning we have taken the decision to cancel the Durham[…]

Great Tyne Row 2019

Competing for attention with an England rugby international and the Great North Run meant that this year’s Great Tyne Row could have easily been overlooked in the Tyneside sporting calendar. Thankfully it survived a late weather scare to go ahead on Saturday September 7th after a 2 year absence. Eighteen crews entered, 17 stable coxed[…]

Rowing returns to Ebchester after 46 years

Competitive rowing returned to the River Derwent at Ebchester in County Durham on August 4th after an absence of 46 years when the sixth round of the Sunday League was hosted by the recently re-formed Ebchester Boat Club. Set in idyllic surroundings the River Derwent has been used for rowing since at least 1872 and[…]

Record entry for Allcomers

The 40th anniversary Allcomers Regatta on July 14th attracted the largest entry in recent years as interest in taking part in rowing in Durham continues. After four coached sessions crews from the local community who had never raced before lined up in stable coxed fours to race against each other in a series of round[…]

Classic cars a big hit

On Monday July 1st DARC hosted the first Classics by the River, a classic car show for vehicles registered before 2000. Arranged in conjunction with Classic and Retro Events it proved a great success with the club car park taken over for the evening by 92 classic cars and motorcycles. With a bar and BBQ[…]

Rowers tour Lithuania

Rowers from across the UK enjoyed a 3-day tour  on the rivers and lakes of Lithuania on the 3rd British Rowing European Tour between June 7th to 9th. Paddy Deans from Durham ARC joined the party of 60, including a group of four from Hexham RC, who rowed 50km along the Neris River from the[…]

Durham Regatta 2019 cancelled

41 crews from Durham ARC had prepared to take part in Durham Regatta on June 8th and 9th but organisers of the 186th edition of the prestigious event were forced to cancel it because of unsafe conditions after heavy overnight rain caused the river level to rise alarmingly. On Saturday morning the Regatta’s Race &[…]

Successful weekend at Sculling Festival

Durham ARC had three entries in the 2018 British Rowing Sculling Festival which took place in sometimes challenging conditions at Nottingham over the weekend of August 18th and 19th. The festival is a fun and competitive event that challenges a sculler’s technical skills, manoeuvrability and competency, and is run as an omnium with points from[…]

Touring on the Tees

For the past 3 years Tees Rowing Club’s recreational rowers (or WRecks as they like to be called) have invited members of Durham ARC to join them for a row on the River Tees to Yarm and back, a fixture which is gaining in popularity each year. Given the fine condtions this summer it’s not[…]

Hot work for Allcomers

With competition from the World Cup final and Wimbledon to contend with as well as 25-degree temperatures 14 teams ventured forth for this year’s Allcomers Regatta, a fun event for crews new to rowing. A prompt start at 11am enabled the scheduled 26 races over a 400-metre course to be completed by 3.30pm and medals[…]

Allcomers Regatta, July 15th 2018

Our next event is the Allcomers Regatta on Sunday 15th July. To date we have 14 entries but can still take more. Crews will require coaches, so if anyone is willing to take on a crew to coach please let us know. It promises to be an exciting day. It is also a great opportunity[…]

Durham City Regatta 2018

An entry of over 450 meant a busy weekend for the Club at Durham City Regatta on May 12th and 13th. Conditions were ideal and a healthy turnout of spectators drawn by the Spring sunshine was able to witness some exciting racing. Durham ARC had an excellent return of 17 wins from 59 entries, with[…]

Crews wanted for Allcomers Regatta

Sunday July 15th has been set as the date for the 2018 Durham City Allcomers Regatta, an event for those who haven’t rowed before, and crews are needed! Entries are invited for our annual fun regatta, racing in stable coxed fours over a short course on the River Wear. All you need to do is[…]

Allcomers Regatta 2017

Seventeen teams took part in Durham ARC’s Allcomers Regatta on September 24th, the best entry for several years. Numbers were boosted by 3 teams who had travelled from Whitby for the occasion. Five men’s teams, five mixed and 7 women’s teams contested a total of 34 races over a 300 metre course on a round[…]

Great Tyne Row 2017

Three DARC crews took part in the seventh Great Tyne Row on September 2nd 2017, all mixed coxed quads. The event is a 25km row on the River Tyne in stable boats from Newburn to Tynemouth. Thirty-four crews took part in all. Thirteen DARC members were joined by Roger Bean, now of Stourport RC, who[…]

British Rowing UK Tour

Sixty-five rowers including Colin Lawson from Durham ARC took part in the 24th annual British Rowing UK Tour between August 24th and 27th 2017, thirteen stable coxed quads covering 40 miles of the Lancaster Canal from Preston to Tewitfield in three days. Unlike 2011 when the UK Tour last visited Lancaster, rowers were greeted by[…]

The Grape Escape

On August 23rd twenty members enjoyed a wine tasting evening at the club hosted by Chris Merchant. The convivial social gathering which involved sampling a selection of 6 wines from around the world proved to be a great success. Food was provided in the form of tapas style nibbles while Chris gave an insight into[…]

Record entry for Bled

DARC Masters rowers are making final preparations for the World Rowing Masters Championships, this year taking place at Lake Bled, Slovenia between September 6th and 10th. Known as one of the most beautiful rowing courses in the world Bled is ready to welcome a record entry of 6376 rowers from 861 clubs from around the[…]

Visit to Yarm

The summer months are an ideal opportunity for recreational rowing, with visits, tours and similar challenges offering the chance to share a common interest while developing links between clubs. For the third year a group of daytime rowers from DARC accepted an invitation from Tees RC to join them for the annual 25km row from[…]

River Wear Tour 2017

On Sunday July 30th eight members from Durham ARC enjoyed a day out a few miles downstream on the tidal reach of the River Wear, taking part in the third annual tour of the City of Sunderland. This is arranged by City of Sunderland Rowing Club with the support of the Northern Rowing Council and[…]

Allcomers Regatta entries now open

If you’ve never rowed before but want to have a go then Durham ARC’s annual Allcomers Regatta is the ideal opportunity. This year’s Allcomers is on Sunday July 9th. All you need is a team of 4 people. Full details and entry forms can be found on the Allcomers Regatta page. Boats are provided by[…]

European Tour visits Hamburg

The 2nd British Rowing European Tour took place between May 11th and 13th 2017 in Hamburg, Germany, following last year’s inaugural tour to Amsterdam. Both the European tours so far have been organised superbly by Richard Pickup of the Nottingham Explorers group of recreational rowers, affiliated to Nottingham Rowing Club, in conjunction with representatives of[…]

Allcomers Regatta 2016

September sunshine welcomed the 9 crews entered for the 2016 Allcomers Regatta, six mixed (including one all-female) and 3 men’s fours. After a few short weeks of intensive training friendly hostilities commenced over a 300 metre course with round-robin races alternating between DARC’s two stable boats and the pair borrowed from Durham University Boat Club.[…]

Great Tyne Row 2016

Durham ARC entered 3 crews for the 25km Great Tyne Row on Saturday August 27th, a popular annual challenge for stable and coastal boats, launching from Tyne  United Rowing Club at Newburn and finishing beyond the ferry terminal at North Shields with crews continuing onwards to land on Tynemouth beach at Prior’s Haven. Twenty-six boats[…]

River Wear Tour 2016

The second River Wear Tour, hosted by City of Sunderland Rowing Club, took place on Saturday August 13th. Thirteen rowers from Durham ARC joined crews form Tynemouth, Gateshead and Sunderland Rowing Clubs for a 20km paddle along the tidal stretch of the Wear in stable quads, a double and a skiff. Armed with a tour[…]

River Tees Tour 2016

On Saturday July 23rd ten of Durham ARC’s daytime and masters rowers joined a party of around 40 drawn from 5 different clubs to take part in the first River Tees Tour. Rowing tours are an aspect of the Explore Rowing programme that British Rowing encourages. This one has been in the planning phase for[…]

NRS Media corporate event

On Thursday July 14th the club hosted a group of 35 from NRS Media who were taking part in a corporate event organised by Team Arena. Participants were divided into 4 teams and assigned in turn to land-based challenges while remaining teams were given rowing tuition in stable fours by the club’s volunteer coaches assisted[…]