Sponsorship options

Sponsorship is available to suit your needs and budget. Further information on sponsoring the 2024 Durham Regatta is available to download.

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


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.”

Durham Regatta would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their support for the 2022 regatta.

Key Sponsors

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. P. Bramwell Mr. D. Stewart
Mr. R.H. Langdon Mr. T. Winn

Vice Presidents

Christopher Bramwell Mr. W.P. & Dr. L.M. Smiles
Mr. G.R. & Mrs. A.E. Clack John & Valerie Stevenson
Miss J.A. Clough Mrs. Dorothy Stewart
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis Mr. Paul E. Tute
R.H. Hopps Mrs. Susan M. Tute
Barry Hudson MBE Professor Derek Ward-Thompson
Ian C. Shepherd Mr. D. White

Race Sponsors and Advertisers

Boomerang Consultancy New College Durham
Boomerang Healthcare – Specialist Care at Home Northern Rowing Services
Dr. Michael Cannon Mrs. Lynn Pain
Mr G.R. & Mrs A.E. Clack Ribchesters, Chartered Accountants
David Clasper & Maureen Howatt Robinsons Chartered Surveyors
Alexis Cleveland St Cuthbert’s Society
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis St. Leonard’s Catholic School
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation St. Leonard’s School Boat Club
Durham County Council Simon Berry Optometrist
Durham Markets Company Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd
Durham School Boat Club Mrs. K. J. Swaddle
Durham University Swinburne Maddison LLP
Event Durham Teikyo University of Japan in Durham
Mr. & Mrs. Finn Three Counties Ltd
Mr. & Mrs. Friedlander Mrs A. Turner & Family
The John Gosden Memorial Fund Ben & Deborah van Zwanenberg
Rita Hole Stella & Nigel van Zwanenberg
The Betty Humphries Memorial Fund Professor Derek Ward-Thompson
The Frank Humphries Memorial Fund Mr. D. White
The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Durham Cllr Lesley Mavin Wonderful Whippy Ltd
Mrs. Elizabeth Metcalfe J.W. Wood Ltd
The Neasham Trust