Transatlantic rowers to row past

Colin LawsonNews

Making a special appearance on the water on the Sunday of the Regatta will be the four members of Team Tyne Innovation, who will be taking on the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December and rowing the 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Guy Clack, Dave Higgins, Claire Hughes and Phil Kite are looking to complete the challenge for … Read More

Durham Regatta needs you!

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We need volunteers to help support the smooth running of the Regatta on the 9th & 10th June, with a variety of roles to fill, including car park management, money transfer, site set up, team leaders, result runners and entertainment facilitators. A rowing background is not required. Anyone interested in volunteering should email our Volunteer Co-ordinator Mark Gilbank for further … Read More

Regatta entertainment finalised

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The entertainment line-up for the 2018 Durham Regatta which takes place on Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th has been finalised. The Regatta enclosure along the riverbank next to the Racecourse is open to the public between 8am and 8pm on both days. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for children and over-65s, and free for under-5s and those … Read More

Principal Sponsor announced

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Durham Regatta President Doug Stewart was delighted to announce today that our new Principal Sponsor for the 185th Durham Regatta is to be Prestige Student Living, one of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers. About a third of the Regatta’s competitors come from the student community either in Durham or from elsewhere in the North of England. So, as Doug … Read More

Artist in Residence appointed

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Durham Regatta has appointed its first Artist in Residence. Sue Abel takes up the position the month before the Regatta and will hold office initially for 12 months, during which time she will work on subjects of her own choice for public viewing that capture the spirit of the Regatta. This is an innovative post that provides an opportunity for … Read More

T-shirt design competition winner declared

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Submissions for the annual competition to design the Durham Regatta T-shirt have been considered by the committee and the entry from Hild Bede Boat Club has been declared this year’s winner. Each year sees keen competition for the right to design the prestigious T-shirt, and this year was no exception. T-Shirts are to be produced by Workwear Express and will … Read More

College rowing in good heart

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With the 185th Durham Regatta less than 6 weeks away plans are gathering pace and the schedule of racing will soon be released. As well as elite racing one of the most eagerly anticipated events is the competition between Durham University colleges in the Open and Women’s College fours, and the Maiden Fours races for students in their first year … Read More

Transatlantic rower to present prizes

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Transatlantic oarswoman Helen Butters has kindly accepted an invitation to present trophies to the winners at the prizegiving ceremony for the 185th Durham Regatta, to be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre at 8pm on Sunday June 10th. Helen is one of the team of four Yorkshire mums together known as Yorkshire Rows who in 2016 became the oldest all-female team … Read More

Success for commentator in global competition

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Camilla

Former Durham Regatta commentator Camilla Hadland has held off competition from around the world to be selected as guest commentator at this year’s World Rowing Cup. Applicants from Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Great Britain, the United States and Spain submitted audio files of their commentary on last year’s World Championships, and Camilla’s was chosen as the best. World Rowing’s Sport … Read More

The Whartons and the trophies

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta dates from 1834, making it the second oldest event of its kind in the country, pre-dating the more illustrious Henley Royal Regatta by 5 years. Its founder members were Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Durham University and Durham School. The Regatta has an impressive collection of 57 trophies which are presented each year to winners at a prizegiving in … Read More