David Raine

Colin LawsonNews

Today we received the sad news that one of our Honorary Life Vice Presidents, David Raine, had passed away on July 20th at the age of 80. David served as Regional Umpiring Chair until standing down in the late 1990s, after which he continued as Chairman of Durham Regatta’s Race & Technical Committee until after the 2003 Regatta. David retired … Read More

Happy 60th Birthday Baths Bridge

Richard MortimerHistory

Baths Bridge with Commentary Box in 2008

Baths Bridge turns 60 years old today, 16th June 2022. The bridge and its predecessors have some stories to tell. The elegant arched wooden bridge of 1855 lasted some forty years, a tribute to the skills of the period. The replacement in 1898 was typical of the late Victorian period.. A flat single span footway with metal lattice work, set … Read More

Regatta back to full format for 2022

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta 2022

After 3 years of disruption the 189th edition of Durham Regatta returned to its usual format for 2022 on June 11th and 12th including competitive rowing, spectators and bankside entertainment. Although the weather tried hard to intervene with a strong breeze for most of the weekend making conditions difficult for competitors, the general view was one of relief to finally … Read More

Entertainment schedule released

Colin LawsonNews

After the set-backs of recent years we’re delighted that this weekend our visitors will be able to, once again, enjoy the full Durham Regatta experience. Alongside two days of action-packed racing, we have an exciting schedule of free bankside entertainments which we can’t wait to share with you. Entertainments are suitable for all ages and include: Dunholm Vikings will be … Read More

PalTV live Regatta broadcast

Colin LawsonNews

If you can’t get to the Regatta at the weekend award winning broadcaster PalTV will be providing live coverage of both days, including commentary, behind the scenes access, challenges and of course thrilling races. Recently PalTV was the proud recipient of the Broadcaster of the Year Award at the National Association of Student Television Awards for 2022. Durham Regatta broadcasts … Read More

Briefing for Volunteers on June 9th

Colin LawsonNews

Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone for volunteering at this year’s event. We would like to invite you all to the Regatta briefing meeting for volunteers on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 18:45 for a 19:00 start at Durham ARC in the main hall. We will be going over the ins and outs of what needs to be done on the day so … Read More

Racing timetable for 2022 published

Colin LawsonNews

The 2022 racing timetable and the draw for Saturday and Sunday are now available on the Competitors page along with instructions for competitors, the local rowing rules and the associated documents. We look forward to welcoming you to Durham. Race results will be available on the day as they happen at https://durham-regatta.org.uk/results/live/ and posted on Twitter at @DurhamResults  

Entries are now closed

Colin LawsonNews

Entries for Durham Regatta 2022 are now closed. Thank you for your entries. Where practicable the draw will be seeded based on crew rowing index points. However lanes and byes will be allocated randomly. The draw will be available early next week.

Alpha Security to be co-sponsor

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta is delighted to announce Alpha Security as co-sponsor of the 2022 Regatta. Alpha Security is one of the most highly rated and trusted security companies in the country and is the leading provider of static and event security in the North of England, having guards trained specifically in crowd management. It is the appointed security partner for Sunderland … Read More

Artist in Residence appointed for 2022/23

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta is pleased to welcome Linda Birch as its new Artist in Residence, a position she will hold for 2022 and 2023. The appointment provides an opportunity for a local artist working in any medium to pursue a more active career while enabling us to build up a non-photographic archive which can be displayed and published on the Regatta … Read More