Pedalo power on the Wear

Colin LawsonNews

Pedalo power is coming to Durham Regatta this year after enjoying a resurgence in interest in the wake of recent fundraising efforts. Radio presenter Matt Bailey has accepted a challenge to a pedalo race issued by the Regatta’s chief umpire Andrew Stephens, and the pair are in training for the contest on Regatta weekend. Matt, who is well known to … Read More

New site for Prizegiving

Colin LawsonHistory, News

The presentation of prizes for the 2024 Durham Regatta is to take place at a new venue in the marquee on the Durham Amateur Rowing Club site. Since moving from its traditional venue at Durham Town Hall over a decade ago the presentation of prizes to winners has taken place at Durham’s Gala Theatre or occasionally at alternative sites including … Read More

Pal TV retain Broadcaster of the Year title

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta’s broadcast partner Pal TV has won the national Student Broadcaster of the Year Award for a third consecutive year. The team from Durham University emerged victorious with the blue riband award from the 2024 National Student Television Association (NaSTA) Awards held  at the Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays on April 6th, following on from their successes … Read More

Members meeting on April 24th

Colin LawsonNews

The next Durham Regatta Members meeting is at 7pm on Wednesday, April 24th in the main hall at Durham Amateur Rowing Club. Members meetings take place approximately 4 times a year to update members on progress and plans for the forthcoming Regatta and to facilitate discussion. The draft minutes from the February meeting are available here.

GB team announced for World Rowing Cup I

Colin LawsonNews

The squad of 50 athletes selected to represent Great Britain at World Rowing Cup I in Varese, Italy on April 12th to 14th was announced by British Rowing last week, and includes Lauren Irwin in the Women’s Eight and Women’s coxless Four. Athletes from 34 countries will compete in the event which is the first of an annual series of … Read More

TV presenter to be special guest

Colin LawsonNews

TV presenter Matt Baker will be a special guest at the 2024 Durham Regatta and will be involved in the presentation of prizes to winners as well as appearing at each day of the Regatta. Matt grew up in County Durham, living on his parents’ farm, and was educated at Belmont Comprehensive School before training in drama. He was a … Read More

Pal TV to broadcast the 191st Durham Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

Durham’s award winning student-led broadcaster Pal TV will again provide the official livestream of the 2024 Durham Regatta, bringing live commentary, exclusive interviews and more, direct from the Racecourse on both days of the Regatta on June 8th and 9th. This year’s broadcast will be supported by Pal TV’s title sponsor, The Water House, Durham’s premier pub and sports bar, … Read More

Regatta seeks sponsorship as dredging delayed

Colin LawsonNews

A sufficient depth of water to accommodate racing and return lanes is a necessity for running a safe and successful regatta in Durham. To this end the Regatta has been striving for several years to arrange dredging to alleviate the ongoing accumulation of silt in the river. It had been hoped to carry out dredging in the week prior to … Read More

Volunteer opportunties at Durham Regatta in 2024

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta sees over 2000 competitors compete over 2 days in front of over 10,000 spectators, bringing a spectacular weekend of racing and bank-side entertainment to Durham City. The Regatta is looking to recruit volunteers to help make the 191st Durham Regatta the best yet! We want to hear from those over 18 who have a friendly personality and a … Read More

Eric Halladay remembered

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Eric Halladay boat naming January 2024

On January 31st members of Grey College Boat Club gathered for a short ceremony to name their new Empacher eight after Durham rowing legend Eric Halladay. The boat was named by the current College Principal, Sonia Virdee who was honouring one of her predecessors, alongside captain of the Boat Club Archie Baker. Born in 1930 and educated at Durham School, … Read More