Durham Regatta is a prestigious racing event in the beautiful historic city of Durham. Every (non-Covid) year the Regatta draws great crowds and it boasts a number of coveted trophies. We can’t promise the stunning views of Durham or the crowds (in a non-Covid year) will make you row faster, but they might take your mind off the pain in your legs.
Competitive racing is offered across a wide range of categories, including adaptive rowing, provided there are sufficient entries. Competitors from the U.K. can enter through the British Rowing Online Entry system. Additional information for international competitors can be found here. The Regatta always fills up fast, so enter early.
The deadline for entering the 2021 Regatta was 22:00 on Thursday 3rd June.
The entries package may be downloaded here.
Entries prospectus (2021)
Information for competitors
The 2021 Instructions for competitors, the local rowing rules and the associated documents are below. We look forward to welcoming you to Durham.
Cover letter (2021)
Instructions for competitors (2021)
Covid mitigations (2021)
Local rules (2021)
Masters handicap tables (2021)
Senior event banding information (2021)
Saturday Online Draw (2021)
Saturday Full Draw (2021)
Sunday Online Draw (2021)
Sunday Full Draw (2021)
Saturday results (in race order) (2021)
Sunday results (in race order) (2021)
Live results will be available here over the race weekend and also on Twitter at @DurhamResults
If you have any questions please contact the Entries Secretary, Eddie Bryant:
Preparing for the regatta
Where possible, we suggest that you arrive in Durham at least a day before the regatta. This allows time to familiarise yourself with the river and
to ensure that all equipment is properly set up for racing. The Regatta Committee will arrange to meet members of your club when you arrive in Durham and help you get orientated.
Your coaches, coxwains and crew will need to familiarise themselves with the River Wear and Regatta course. Outside of the racing the river is under normal rules of navigation. Visitors must adhere to these and seek boating permission from their host club.
Competitors are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, transport and boat use. There are a number of reasonably priced hotels in the Durham area. Unfortunately Durham Amateur Rowing Club is unable to offer space for those wishing to camp in 2021.
Visiting crews can often borrow boats from other clubs competing at the Regatta. Wherever possible the Regatta Committee will assist visitors by putting them in touch with clubs which may have boats available. Please by aware that demand for boats is high over the regatta weekend. Most clubs will not commit to loaning boats until the racing timetable has been published. If possible, bring your own oars as this makes it easier if you are borrowing a boat.