Boathouse destroyed by fire

Colin LawsonNews

Van Mildert boathouse was devastated by a fire on the evening of December 21st which destroyed the building as well as all the boats, blades and other equipment stored there. No injuries were sustained. Two appliances from County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service attended the scene and were able to extinguish the flames within 90 minutes. The boathouse … Read More

The Novice Cup returns

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Lack of experience at College Boat Clubs during the pandemic has made the past two years very challenging for student rowing in Durham, giving rise to some concern for the future, and it was refreshing to see matters being addressed with the return of the Durham College Rowing Novice Cup on December 4th and 5th. The Novice Cup is contested … Read More

River Wear clean-up gathers momentum

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Nobody who has walked along the river in recent times can have failed to notice the accumulation of debris and litter along the banks as well as the unsightly collection of items discarded in the river itself, turning what has always been acclaimed as one of the city’s greatest assets into something of an eyesore. County Durham’s bid to become … Read More

Annual General Meeting, November 17th 2021

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Annual General Meeting

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Durham Regatta will take place on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 7.00pm via Zoom. The Agenda (including Zoom details) is provided, along with a short report from the committee and a copy of the minutes of last year’s AGM. Nominations for the various roles on the Executive Committee with names of Proposer and Seconder … Read More

New Elvet Bridge reopens

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Following a 15-month closure for essential repairs New Elvet Bridge reopened on October 22nd 2021. The bridge and riverside footpath closed in July 2020, and in order to carry out overhead work it was also necessary to close the river for lengthy periods leading to considerable disruption for the rowing community and businesses based on the river. New Elvet Bridge … Read More

An abridged but successful 188th Regatta

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.