T-shirt competition winner declared

Colin LawsonNews

Several highly imaginative entries were received for the 2019 Durham Regatta T-shirt design competition, and this superb silhouette from St. Cuthbert’s Society Boat Club has been declared the winner. T-shirts available in six colours – white, light blue, sport grey, mint, gold, and red – and in sizes ranging from extra-small to extra-large, featuring the winning design on the front … Read More

T-shirt design entries eagerly awaited

Colin LawsonNews

The closing date for entries for the annual competition to design the Regatta T-shirt is fast approaching and entries are due for submission no later than March 29th. With the Regatta’s reputation firmly rooted in local tradition the limited edition T-shirt is a highly coveted asset guaranteed to sell like hot cakes. Normally the competition has been restricted to Durham … Read More

Durham set for unmissable year

Colin LawsonNews

#durham19

2019 is set to be an unmissable year in Durham, with a packed programme of events to look forward to throughout the year. As well as the 186th Durham Regatta on June 8th and 9th there’s the ICC Cricket World Cup, Tour Series Cycling, Miners’ Gala, Durham Brass Festival, Durham City Run, Kynren – an Epic Tale of England, and … Read More

Team Tyne complete Atlantic Challenge in record time

Colin LawsonNews

After setting off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12th 2018 Team Tyne Innovation have finished the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC), “The World’s Toughest Row” in record time, landing in Antigua just before 10pm on January 23rd 2019 after completing the 3000 mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 42 days 10 hours and 26 minutes, … Read More

Keith Yates 1939-2019

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta has lost one of its most loyal servants following the death of long time commentator Keith Yates at the age of 79. Many will remember Keith as the voice of the Regatta for over 40 years. Although originally from Langley Moor he spent much of his life in the Midlands, returning to Durham each year in his role … Read More

Durham Regatta 2018 report

Colin LawsonNews

The 185th Durham Regatta on June 9th and 10th proved to be a resounding success, celebrating the beautiful city of Durham and its river, and has been acclaimed by some as the best Regatta for many years. The Principal Sponsor Prestige Student Living was quick to praise a great weekend and a brilliant event. Planned efficiency measures including changes of … Read More

Results published

Colin LawsonNews

The results from the 2018 Regatta have now been classified and published on the website.

Wide range of classic vehicles expected

Colin LawsonNews

The Classic Car Rally has been a feature of the bankside activities at Durham Regatta for two decades. Organised by the North-East section of the North of England Classic & pre-War Automobiles (NECPWA) Motoring Club it is a great attraction for enthusiasts and visitors alike. From humble beginnings it has grown to include over 200 vehicles, with classic cars from … Read More

Schedule of racing

Colin LawsonNews

The schedule of racing has now been published for Saturday and Sunday. Racing runs from 8am until 7pm on Saturday and 8am to 6:30pm on Sunday. Competitors should read and abide by the competitors instructons and local rules. Visitors arriving by car should be aware of the parking arrangements in force over the weekend. During racing the website will display … Read More

Boat Races of the North come to Durham

Colin LawsonNews

A late addition to this year’s Durham Regatta is the rescheduled Boat Races of the North, an annual contest involving a series of races between the men’s and women’s eights of Newcastle University Boat Club and Durham University Boat Club, scheduled originally to take place on the River Tyne alongside the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside in March, but postponed amid safety concerns … Read More