Durham Regatta ‘Grand’ winners triumph at Henley

Nigel van ZwanenbergNews

This year’s winners of Durham Regatta’s most prestigious championship race for the Grand Challenge Cup – Newcastle University’s coxed four – kept their magnificent form to win Henley Royal Regatta’s Prince Albert Challenge Cup. The Newcastle University crew beat Imperial college in the final by two thirds of a length. The semi-finals at Henley were almost an all North East … Read More

Durham Regatta 2017 report

Andy JaggardNews, Reports

‘Whatever the weather – stay calm and go to Durham Regatta’ – this weekend many people did just that. Thousands of spectators were treated to the sight of some 600 crews competing in a packed programme of over 450 quality races. And despite the challenges presented by the adverse conditions, rain on Saturday and strong winds on Sunday, the racing … Read More

Meet Olympians at this year’s regatta

Andy JaggardNews

Olympians Jess Eddie and Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell will be attending Durham Regatta this year. They will be on the riverbanks on Saturday, and handing out the prizes, at the Gala Theatre, on Sunday night. Nathaniel, universally known as Noddy, is a Double World and former European Gold Medallist. He was selected as one of the two Open-Weight reserves for the … Read More

Our latest 2017 sponsor

Andy JaggardNews

Cooper Mini Durham are the latest company to sponsor Durham Regatta. “A prestigious partner for a prestigious event.” said Mark Gilbank, Durham Regatta’s new volunteers co-ordinator who helped secure the deal to make the Regatta’s volunteers stand out from the crowd. “Thanks to this very generous sponsorship from Cooper Mini Durham, our volunteers will be wearing customised tabards and caps … Read More

Attractions and entertainment at Durham Regatta 2017

Andy JaggardNews

Durham Regatta offers more than just exciting head to head racing and a great sporting atmosphere. This year’s Regatta on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June will also feature a traditional display of beautifully maintained classic cars, food stalls and bars. On top of this, you will find entertainment for the whole family. Here is what we have in store … Read More

Saturday and Sunday events at Durham Regatta 2017

Nigel van ZwanenbergNews

You can now download the Durham Regatta 2017 entries prospectus and cover letter. As you will notice, there have been some changes since last year. This is as a result of the new personal ranking index (PRI) introduced by British Rowing. We asked Richard Mortimer, our Entries Secretary, to explain the points system and how it will affect this year’s … Read More

Volunteer of the Year

Andy JaggardNews

I don’t want to keep banging the drum, but it does take a very large number of volunteers to run the two day Durham Regatta each June. There are marshalls, umpires, commentators, race control, people manning the stake-boats and ticket booths, the workforce who set up and dismantle ‘the site’, and of course, scores of others in all of the food and … Read More

New website

Andy JaggardNews

So here it is – the new Durham Regatta website! We are really pleased with this new design which honours the rich history and tradition of the Regatta but has a contemporary, modern feel. The website is also optimised for all mobile devices – ensuring that everyone can easily access the information relevant to them. However, this project has been … Read More

Durham Regatta 2016 Report

Durham Regatta teamNews, Reports

A BIG SUCCESS, AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2017 Despite the weather – overcast both days with occasional glimpses of the sun on Saturday but fairly persistent rain through to late afternoon on Sunday – it was another very popular and successful regatta last weekend, with races throughout both Saturday and Sunday. The Regatta attracted over 1400 competitors, with 310 crews … Read More

That other ’66 sporting triumph

Durham Regatta teamHistory, News

“There were dogs and old ladies flying in all directions …”  Andy Jaggard (cox of the 71 Grand Winning D.U.B.C. crew) talks to the Durham School four who competed for THE GRAND just 50 years ago, in 1966  (John Appleby won The Grand in 1969 with D.A.R.C. and in 1971 with D.U.B.C, but his first attempt to win The Grand … Read More