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 2022 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

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. D. Stewart
Mr. P.W.G. Metcalfe Mr. T. Winn
Mr. W.D. Raine

Vice Presidents

J.V. Armitage Mr. I.C. & Mrs. P.A. Shepherd
C.W. Bramwell Mr. W.P. & Dr. L.M. Smiles
Peter Bramwell Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Stevenson
Mr. G.R. & Mrs. A.E. Clack Mrs. 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 Right Worshipful the Mayor of Durham, Cllr Katie Corrigan
Belmont Dental Practice Mrs. Elizabeth Metcalfe
Dr. Michael Cannon The Neasham Trust
Mr G.R. & Mrs A.E. Clack Mrs. L. Pain
David & Jean Clasper & Maureen Howatt Ribchesters, Chartered Accountants
Alexis Cleveland Robinsons Chartered Surveyors
Clogau St Cuthbert’s Society
Concision St. Leonard’s Catholic School
Mr. C.F. & Mrs. M. Curtis Scott Logic
Durham College Rowing Simon Berry Optometrist
Durham County Council Stuart Wright Funeral Service Ltd
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School Mrs. K.J. Swaddle
Durham Markets Company Ltd. Swinburne Maddison LLP
Durham School Teikyo University of Japan in Durham
Durham School Boat Club Three Counties Ltd
Durham University Mrs A. Turner & Family
Event Durham, Durham University Tony & Andrea, Valwins Ice Cream
Gentoo Homes Ben & Deborah van Zwanenberg
The Hatfield Trust Stella & Nigel van Zwanenberg
Clive Hole Professor Derek Ward-Thompson
The Betty Humphries Memorial Fund Mr. D. White
The Frank Humphries Memorial Fund J.W. Wood Ltd