Sponsors are key to the Regatta’s continuing success every year. There are many different ways you can support us – from sponsoring races to putting on entertainment.

Benefits for sponsors

Sponsoring Durham Regatta is a great opportunity for your business.

  • Benefit from the positive association with one of Team GB’s most successful Olympic sports.
  • Reach up to 10,000 spectators and 2,000 competitors during the event through programmes, banners and announcements.
  • Appear in media coverage of the North East’s premier rowing event, in outlets like BBC North East & Tees, the Northern Echo, and our website.
  • Enjoy a dedicated space in the Regatta enclosure for corporate hospitality or promotion.
  • Create and strengthen ties to Durham City, which Bill Bryson has described as the “perfect little city.”

Sponsorship options

Sponsorship is available to suit your needs and budget. Further information on sponsoring the 2017 Durham Regatta is available to download.

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Sponsorship opportunities

If you would like to become a sponsor or have any questions, please contact Debbie Mortimer, the Sponsorship Secretary.


Durham Regatta would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their support.

Key Sponsors 2016

Honorary Life Vice Presidents

Honorary Life Vice Presidency is awarded at the discretion of the Regatta to individuals who have provided exceptional service to the Regatta.

Mr. R.H. Langdon Mr. W.D. Raine
Mr. P.W.G. Metcalfe Mr. K.J Yates

Vice Presidents

Dr J.V. & Mrs. S.C. Armitage Mr. I.C. & Mrs. P.A. Shepherd
Christopher Bramwell Mr. W.P. & Dr. L.M. Smiles
Peter Bramwell Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Stevenson
Mr. G.R. & Mrs. A.E. Clack Mrs. Dorothy Stewart
Miss J.A. Clough Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis Mr. D. White
R.H. Hopps

Race Sponsors and Advertisers

Baxter Pearse Financial Consultants Ltd Liz Metcalfe
Belmont Dental Practice The Neasham Trust
Bow, Durham School Mrs. L Pain
Mr. G.R. & Mrs. A.E. Clack Re-pute.it
David Clasper & Maureen Howatt Ribchesters, Chartered Accountants
Alexis Cleveland Robinsons Chartered Surveyors
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis St. Cuthbert’s Society, Dirham University
Durham College Rowing St. Leonard’s Catholic School
Durham County Council Simon Berry Optometrist
Durham High School for Girls Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd.
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School Mrs.K.J. Swaddle
Durham Markets Company Ltd. Swinburne Maddison LLP
Cllr Eddie Bell Teikyo University of Japan in Durham
Three Counties Ltd Durham School Boat Club
Tony & Andrea, Valwins Ice Cream Durham University
Ben & Deborah van Zwanenberg Gilmoor Vets Ltd.
Stella & Nigel van Zwanenberg Hatfield College Trust
Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson Clive Hole
Mr. D. White The Betty Humphries Memorial Fund
J.W. Wood Estate Agents The Frank Humphries Memorial Fund
Mr. K.J. Yates