Carol at British Para Rowing Camp 2013

Carol participated in the British Para Rowing Camp 2013, held at the London Regatta Centre on Royal Albert Dock. last week-end. Carol, the first Para rower in D.A.R.C. has been classified as LTA VI (legs, trunks and arms – visually impaired) by British Rowing classifiers. Carol suffered a traumatic brain head injury in a car[…]

World Masters in Varese

Wins for ‘E’ eight and ‘F’ four, “Apple-boy” bags four golds, but Gill claims five … whilst the WAGS lunch and shop Milano Seventeen DARC oarsmen and oarswomen travelled to Varese in Northern Italy for the World Masters Rowing Chamionships. Over 600 races spread over 4 days with competitors from 28 year olds to 85 year olds from all[…]

Famous Five Conquer the Tyne … Dynasaurs have a “great day out” … and a dog completes the Row ahead of Three men in a boat.

.. Durham women victorious despite ‘scran’ drug test After a successful season, moving from ‘Explore’ and the Sunday League into mainstream regattas, Durham Women “Optimists” Gabrielle, Clare, June, Susan and Helen entered the Great Tyne Row (now in its 3rd year) – 25 gruelling kilometres from Newburn to Tynemouth. The race has to be completed[…]

New Events at Durham Primary

Mark Bell and Deborah Newcombe describe some innovations for this year’s DURHAM PRIMARY regatta on 28th September … Andy: What exactly is a PRIMARY regatta? Mark: There is some confusion around .. a Primary Regatta is aimed at newcomers to the sport .. in their 1st year to 18 months of rowing .. and for[…]

The Secret Sculler on Boat Allocation

The Secret Sculler quizzes the Captain, Richard Castling on BOAT ALLOCATION The Secret Sculler: So Richard … What’s the problem with the existing system of BOAT ALLOCATION? Richard: The problem with the current system is that it isn’t clear to people which groups or crews can use each boat.  This has meant that people have[…]

Juniors at the Nationals

Latest from the National Championships – Alan Granlund describes a silver medal and some ‘oh so close’ photo finishes .. SILVER   Medal for Aidan Rushforth in MJ141x Aidan coached by his father Peter with guidance from Bill Parker, is unbeaten so far this season, and rowed very well in a field of 30 scullers to take a very deserved[…]

Henley 2012 winning Masters F 8

Henley Masters Success

DARC Masters travelled down to Henley. Held each year a week after Royal Henley,the Henley Masters regatta takes place on the first 1000 metres of the iconic Henley course, with the start by Temple Island and the intimidating ‘booms’ Solid performance by F 8 The ‘F’ eight, short of a couple of regulars through injury[…]


Fundraising and All-Comers

The Prince Bishop Fundraising Cruise 16th May A big thank you to all who supported the cruise and to Lynn and the Womens’ squad for their organisation. All 100 tickets were sold and the raffle and various donations raised £300, so the total raised £1300 for the new boats fund. The food was excellent and[…]

Lynn's IM3 8s

Double Gold for Lynn’s Womens’ Eights

The place, British Rowing Masters Championships, Holme Pierrepoint, Nottingham,19th May. The weather was, for once, sunny with hardly any wind on the course.– amazing for Holme Pierrepoint. And amazing were Lynn Pain’s two IM3 Womens Masters crews. A Masters ‘C’ IM3 Eight and the slightly more vintage Masters ‘D’ IM3 Eight. Their coxbox had been left behind[…]

WebCam on the Boathouse wall

WebCam and Weather Station

After over a month of testing and tweaking Durham ARC is happy to announce our new River Wear WebCam and Weather Station. Combined together these allow club members to evaluate river conditions prior to leaving home. Images and readings are updated every few minutes throughout the day. WebCam The WebCam looks out over the landing[…]

Recreational rowing near prebends bridge 2013

EXPLORE – a better way of life?

John first heard about the Explore Rowing course at Durham Amateur Rowing Club two years ago, he had been suffering from lower back pain for over 20 years, and his intake of painkillers was steadily increasing. He was diabetic and had high cholesterol levels. Even though John doubted that he would be able to manage[…]