Racing season continues with Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta

The Senior Women and Masters Women went to the 8-lane course at Strathclyde Park for the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta over the weekend of April 27th and 28th, always a favourite location with members of Northern clubs seeking an early season opportunity of some multi-lane racing. Durham ARC had three entries, the Seniors entering the[…]

Tideway Heads weekend 2024

The winter head racing season drew to a close with entries from Durham ARC going to London for the Head of the River Race (HoRR) on Saturday, March 23rd and the Vesta Masters Head on Sunday, March 24th. The Senior Men were representing the club on the Tideway for a third consecutive year, this time[…]

Winter racing beset by bad weather

Spring can’t arrive quickly enough for rowers for whom the winter season has been beset by cancellations and curtailments through challenging weather and water conditions. A succession of storms has left rivers in a constant state of flood and fast flowing water unsuitable for rowing, particularly the Thames, Severn and Trent with their large catchment[…]

Rutherford Head 2023

Rutherford Head lived up to its reputation for providing cold weather competition as over 250 crews from as far afield as Cambridge, London and Aberdeen took to the Tyne on Saturday December 2nd in temperatures that remained below freezing point for much of the day. With the north of England covered in a blanket of[…]

Postponement reaps rewards for Durham LDS and ASBH

Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (ASBH) went ahead on Saturday, November 11th, a week later than planned, thanks to sterling efforts to clear debris blocking the passage through Elvet Bridge in the wake of Storm Ciaran. Indeed, the double header of the ASBH and the final round of the Northern Rowing Council’s Long Distance Sculling[…]

Tees and Nottingham Regattas 2023

Another weekend of divided loyalties saw some squads making the short trip to Tees Regatta on May 13th while others went further afield to the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont for Nottingham City Regatta on May 13th and Nottingham Masters and Club Regatta on May 14th. Racing at Tees took place over the 800[…]