An abridged but successful 188th Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

Two blank years on from the success of 2018, Durham Regatta faced more challenges than usual if a third cancellation was to be avoided. Heavy rainfall the day before the 2019 Regatta had put paid to both days that year for the first time since 2012. The world then changed in 2020 as the Coronavirus pandemic escalated and a national … Read More

List of results in race order

Colin LawsonNews

Results for Saturday and Sunday races are now listed in race order on the Competitors page. Formatted results will follow shortly.

Covid safety at the Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

As race weekend nears we need to remind competitors of a number of important points: You will have seen in the competitors instructions that the New Elvet/Leazes bridge is currently closed for major repairs. As such all vehicular access to the Regatta site should be via the A1(J61 Bowburn)/A177 or A1 (J63 Chester-le-Street)/A167/A177 (via the Cock of the North roundabout). … Read More

Cafe and Beer Garden opening

Colin LawsonNews

Opening hours for Durham Amateur Rowing Club‘s Cafe and Beer Garden will be extended over the Regatta weekend to cater for competitors and volunteers. The normal booking arrangements will be suspended and only walk-ins will be available. Opening times are – Friday: 1pm – 9pm Saturday: 7:30am – 9pm Sunday: from 7:30am Please sign in at the gazebo on the … Read More

Briefing for Volunteers

Colin LawsonNews

We are very thankful to all the volunteers who make Durham Regatta possible. Because of Covid restrictions in 2021 the Volunteer Briefing will take place online via Zoom at 7pm on June 10th. Copies of the Volunteer handbook and Volunteer Briefing presentation which explains the various volunteer roles can be found here.  

Schedule of racing published

Colin LawsonNews

The draw for racing at the 188th Durham Regatta on Saturday, June 12th  and Sunday, June 13th is now available on the Competitors page on the Regatta website, along with documentation for competitors which includes a Cover letter, Instructions for Competitors, Covid mitigations, Local rules, Masters handicap tables and Senior event banding. The draw is also available for Saturday and … Read More

Arrangements for visiting clubs

Colin LawsonNews

Visiting clubs must use Car Park A (the rugby field) for boat trailers and towing vehicles plus any minibuses used for competitor transport. There will be NO trailer parking at Durham Amateur Rowing Club in 2021. A number of changes are in place for 2021 due to Covid-19 and competitors should  ensure they abide by the Competitors Instructions which will … Read More

Bill Parker 1934-2021

Colin LawsonNews

Everyone at Durham Regatta was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bill Parker. Bill was a legend in Northern Rowing in many capacities and these were reflected in his association with the regatta. Firstly as a rower and competitor, winning premier events such as the Grand and the Wharton as a member of Durham Amateur Rowing Club’s all-conquering … Read More

River closure and shortened course on Saturday

Colin LawsonNews

Civil engineering works to New Elvet Bridge mean that the river beneath the bridge is closed to all river traffic from 7am until 6pm Monday to Saturday inclusive. The bridge, which was constructed in 1975, has been closed since July last year so that essential repairs can be carried out. The work is expected to take 15 months to complete. … Read More

Directions for drivers arriving at the Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

The ongoing Covid-19 situation and closure of New Elvet Bridge have made planning for the 2021 Durham Regatta unusually challenging. As required by Government and British Rowing guidance competition will observe British Rowing Managing Covid-19 Advice for the Rowing Community. We regret therefore that, in 2021 no provision has been made to cater for spectators and, to reduce the number … Read More