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 2019 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 the Sponsorship Secretary, Debbie Mortimer:


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

Principal Sponsor 2018

Prestige Student Living

Key Sponsors 2018


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

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

Race Sponsors and Advertisers

Baxter Pearse Financial Consultants Ltd Newtons Solicitors Ltd.
Belmont Dental Practice Mrs. L. Pain
Michael Cannon Prestige Student Living
Mr G.R. & Mrs A.E. Clack Ribchesters, Chartered Accountants
David & Jean Clasper & Maureen Howatt Robinsons Estate Agents
Alexis Cleveland Rupert and Buckley Clothing Co.
Concision St Cuthbert’s Society, Durham University
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis St. Leonard’s Catholic School in Memory of Mrs. Susan Laing
Durham College Rowing Scott Logic
Durham County Council Simon Berry Optometrist
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School Mrs. Kate Jessica Swaddle
Durham Markets Company Ltd. Swinburne Maddison LLP
Durham School Teikyo University of Japan in Durham
Durham School Boat Club Three Counties
Durham University Mrs A. Turner & family
Hatfield College Trust UBS Wealth Management
Clive Hole Tony & Andrea, Valwins Ice Cream
The Betty Humphries Memorial Fund Ben & Deborah van Zwanenberg
The Frank Humphries Memorial Fund Stella & Nigel van Zwanenberg
Cllr. John Lethbridge, the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Durham Professor Derek Ward-Thompson
Liz Metcalfe Mr. D. White
The Neasham Trust J.W. Wood Ltd