The DARC Senior Women’s Squad is looking to expand after a successful 2016-17 racing season, and we are happy to accept novice and experienced rowers – get in touch via email (women’s captain Alison Danforth – firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining us for the 2017-18 season. We accept rowers throughout the year, and people new to the sport (those who completed a Learn to Row Course) in July through to September. We ask all rowers to commit to four training sessions a week, which may increase during regatta season. DARC is lucky to train all year on the River Wear, with additional strength and conditioning sessions in our indoor gym; a typical week’s training consists of four coached water sessions and two additional gym sessions. Occasionally we take our boats to the River Tyne where we have a bigger stretch of water to put some hard training to get ready for the long Head races.
- Tyne LDS: WIM1 4x-
- South Hylton LDS: WIM1 4x-
- Durham LDS: Women’s Novice 4x+
- York SBH: Women’s Novice 4x+ and Women’s Single
- Durham SBH: Women’s Elite 4x- and Women’s Novice 4x+
- Tyne Head: WIM1 4x-, WIM3 4x-, Novice 4x+
- Chester le Street Regatta: Women’s Novice 2x
- Durham City Regatta: Saturday, Women’s Elite 4x-, WIM3 4x+, Sunday: W4x-
- Tees Regatta: WIM3 4x+
- Wansbeck Regatta: WIM3 2x
- Durham Regatta: W4x+
- York Summer Regatta: W4x-
- Talkin Tarn Regatta: Women’s VIII, W2x Band 2
For 2017-18 we are training for the Autumn LDS (Long Distance Scull) Series and local head races along with Fours Head of the River in London, followed by a regatta season commencing in March with York Spring Regatta through to Durham Regatta in June. We are also aiming towards sending crews to southern events like Metropolitan, Women’s Henley, and WEHoRR.