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 2018 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.

Key Sponsors 2017


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

Race Sponsors and Advertisers

Baxter Pearse Financial Consultants Ltd The Betty Humphries Memorial Fund
Belmont Dental Practice The Frank Humphries Memorial Fund
Simon Berry Optometrist St. Leonard’s Catholic School in Memory of Mrs. Susan Laing
David & Jean Clasper & Maureen Howatt Swinburne Maddison LLP
Alexis Cleveland Liz Metcalfe
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis The Neasham Trust
St Cuthbert’s Society, Durham University Mrs. L. Pain
Clive Hole Ribchesters, Chartered Accountants
Durham College Rowing Robinsons Estate Agents
Durham County Council Scott Logic
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School Mrs. Kate Jessica Swaddle
Durham Markets Company Ltd. Teikyo University of Japan in Durham
The Mayor of Durham Tony & Andrea, Valwins Ice Cream
Durham School Boat Club Professor Derek Ward-Thompson
Durham University Mr. D. White
Event Durham J.W. Wood Ltd
Gilmoor Vets Ltd. Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd.
Hatfield College Trust Ben & Deborah van Zwanenberg
Stella & Nigel van Zwanenberg