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[…]

Formula Rowing Open

UPDATE – due to unfortunate circumstances the Formula Rowing Open has been cancelled. Please see www.formularowing.com/ for further information. Formula Rowing‘s inaugural event takes place on Sunday 19th June at Stockton-on-Tees. The Formula Rowing Open is the exciting start of the rowing revolution jovially dubbed #WeRowInCircles, and DARC members are being invited to take part.[…]

Celebrating 50 years of The Grand

As well as England’s notable World Cup success 1966 marked the first of three victories for John Appleby, then a schoolboy at Durham School, in the coveted Grand Challenge Cup at Durham Regatta. Fifty years on John is still competing for Durham ARC, recently winning the masters single sculls at Durham City Regatta, defeating Andy[…]

Durham Regatta Video Competition

Durham Regatta takes place over the weekend of June 11th and 12th and this year the organisers are offering two prizes of £100 in vouchers for the best entries in a video competition. The objective is to provide video content for inclusion on the Durham Regatta website http://www.durham-regatta.org.uk/ which is to be relaunched following this[…]

J16 boys at JIRR

Durham ARC’s Junior boys represented the Northern Region in the J16 coxless quad sculls in the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR) at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on April 23rd. The Regatta is for ages up to J16 and is contested over a 1500m course between crews from each of the 12 British Rowing regions[…]

Captains Scratch Regatta 2016

Following the success of similar events last year it was decided to stage a scratch regatta where all DARC members were invited to sign up for a place in either an eight (for seniors) or a quad (for juniors) for a series of friendly races. May Day Bank Holiday was chosen as the date and[…]

DARC lead in Explore Series

Round 3 of the 2016 Explore Series (the competition aimed at the novice and ‘recreational’ end of the spectrum and until last year known as the Sunday League) took place at Tees Rowing Club on May 1st. This was the dreaded but highly anticipated annual test of sculling skills which had seen the 3 Durham[…]

War of the Roses 2016

Twelve Off-peak and Masters members from Durham ARC attended this year’s War of the Roses scratch regatta at Bradford ARC. Coinciding with St. George’s Day and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death it was a suitably momentous occasion, particularly for DARC’s Vaughan Gordon who emerged with 2 medals after his two crews emerged undefeated after[…]

Tideway Heads 2016

March sees the culmination of the Heads season with the University Boat Races this year scheduled for Easter Sunday. Before that the Tideway welcomes rowers from across the UK and around the world whose season reaches its climax with one of the other annual Tideway Heads for Eights. Women’s Eights Head of the River Race[…]

Durham Small Boats Head volunteers needed

Durham Small Boats Head takes place on February 6th and as always the event relies on volunteers for its success so please step forward to fill one of the required roles. See the Job descriptions here or on the notice board for details and sign up on the sheet in the clubhouse.

Christmas Jumper Row

A new event on the social calendar took place the weekend before Christmas. The Christmas Jumper Row was devised and organised by Vanessa as a fun festive occasion to start off the holiday season by engaging members with the added spice of an element of competition. Timed to take place after Saturday morning training and[…]

North East Indoor Rowing Championships 2015

  The indoor rowing championships season got underway with the first 2km event, the North East Indoor Rowing Championships, taking place at Durham University’s Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle on November 4th, a good opportunity to gauge how preparations for the British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) in London on December 12th are going. DARC[…]

Great Tyne Row 2015

The 2015 Great Tyne Row took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday September 6th with the record 40 crews enjoying relatively calm conditions throughout the 25km course before having to deal with a degree of swell while crossing the mouth of the river to land on Tynemouth beach. This was the 5th year the event[…]

Durham Sunday League celebrates Rowfest

The weather held fair for round 7 of the Northern Sunday League, brought forward to the August Bank Holiday weekend to avoid a clash with the Great Tyne Row. With Durham’s turn to stage the event also coinciding with British Rowing’s Great British Rowfest week it was decided to offer a BBQ to competitors and[…]

River Wear Tour 2015

On Saturday August 8th thirteen members of the daytime and masters squads took part in the inaugural River Wear Tour, organised by City of Sunderland Rowing Club and the Northern Rowing Council. This was a 20km paddle along the Wear through Sunderland, with 11 crews, representing 7 clubs from the northern region, setting off upstream[…]

Allcomers Regatta hailed a great success

This year’s Allcomers Regatta, an event for those with no previous rowing experience, was hailed as one of the best for many years, with hundreds of spectators turning out to enjoy the sunshine and refreshments, and watch some close racing between the 14 teams entered, raising around £3000 for club funds. Sponsors Workwear Express entered[…]

Durham Regatta re-enactment

There was cause for special celebration at this year’s Durham Regatta, the second oldest regatta in the country, staged for the 182nd time on June 13th and 14th 2015 and coinciding with the bi-centenary of the Battle of Waterloo. The Regatta owes its origin to the annual procession of boats, organised by the Sheriff of[…]

Scullers ready for re-enactment

Durham ARC scullers took time out for a photo-call prior to re-enactment races, which will take place at this year’s Durham Regatta  between 1.30 and 2.30pm on June 13th. The re-enactment will take the form of a 9-abreast sculling race in skiffs, giving a flavour of what the regatta was like in its early years.[…]

DARC women ready for coal trimmers race

The senior women’s squad have been making final preparations for Saturday’s re-enactment of the Wear Scurry, a feature of the early years of Durham Regatta. This and other re-enactments will take place between 1.30 and 2.30pm in a break between the scheduled races at this year’s Durham Regatta, alongside the Racecourse on the River Wear[…]

World rowing expert launches book about Tyne Champions

A world-renowned expert on rowing will be coming to the north-east to promote his new book about Tyneside rowers as part of the 170th anniversary celebrations of Geordie hero Harry Clasper and his brothers bringing the world championship to the region for the first time. Christopher Dodd, who is a freelance journalist, editor, author and[…]

DARC rowers prepare for re-enactment races

As well as the usual packed programme of competitive racing over the weekend of 13th/14th June this year’s Durham Regatta will include special events to celebrate the bi-centenary of victory at the Battle of Waterloo and its links to the Regatta. These will include a 1 hour celebration between 1.30 and 2.30pm on Saturday 13th[…]

Entries open for Allcomers Regatta 2015

If you’ve never rowed before but want to give it a try then Durham ARC’s annual Allcomers Regatta is the ideal opportunity. This year’s Allcomers, sponsored by Workwear Express, is on Sunday July 12th so you have about 2 months to prepare. All you need is a team of 4 people. Full details and entry[…]

Durham Regatta volunteers needed

Preparations for this year’s Durham Regatta, which takes place over the weekend of June 13th and 14th, are moving into full swing. Regatta Chairman Nigel van Zwanenberg yesterday unveiled the Regatta’s first charity partner – Row2Recovery. Founder members of Durham Regatta include the University of Durham, Durham School and Durham Boat Club, known today as[…]

Durham Regatta Report

DURHAM REGATTA 14th and 15th June 2014  – Record entry and new-look Championship events picture courtesy of Alan Sharp Coming soon – RACING NEWS – DARC AT DURHAM – GET YOUR RACE STORY TO ajaggard@btinternet.com NOW for inclusion .. The 181st Corepeople Durham Regatta was another resounding success with superb racing and enjoyment all round. The weather[…]

Durham Regatta Grants for Local Rowing

Durham Regatta have agreed to make available a pool of funds of £7500 per year, for at least the two year period commencing 1 January 2014. This amount will be used to fund grants of up to £1,000 to organisations involved in the development and promotion of the sport of rowing on the River Wear[…]