Keith’s ashes to be scattered

Colin LawsonNews

Keith Yates’ widow Anne will be coming to Durham on Thursday June 27th in order to scatter Keith’s ashes. Keith died at the age of 79 on January 1st 2019. Although moving away from the area in the 1960s after a successful competitive career as a cox with Durham Amateur Rowing Club he continued to be a lifelong supporter of … Read More

2019 Durham Regatta Cancelled

Richard MortimerNews

Following a further review of the state of the river and the current weather forecast the Regatta Race and Technical Committee has taken the decision to abandon racing for both Saturday and Sunday. The President and members of Durham Regatta share the disappointment of all the competitors who will now not have the opportunity of racing at the North’s premier … Read More

2019 Regatta Cancelled

Richard MortimerNews

Following a further review of the state of the river and the current weather forecast the Regatta Race and Technical Committee has taken the decision to abandon racing for both Saturday and Sunday. The President and members of Durham Regatta share the disappointment of all the competitors who will now not have the opportunity of racing at the North’s premier … Read More

Saturday Racing Cancelled

Richard MortimerNews

Unfortunately due to the amount of rainfall overnight in Durham and the Dales the river is now rising rapidly and is not safe for racing. As a consequence the Regatta Race and Technical Committee has decided that racing on Saturday will not take place. Further reviews for Sunday’s racing will take place throughout the day. Watch this space.

Schedule of racing for 2019

Colin LawsonNews

The draw for Saturday and Sunday races has been published on the website for the 186th Durham Regatta. The schedule of racing for Saturday and Sunday is also available in pdf format on the Competitors’ page. Racing starts at 8am each day and is scheduled to finish at 7pm on Saturday and 6.30pm on Sunday, and with a very large … Read More

Additions to commentary team

Colin LawsonNews

Two new faces will be joining the Regatta’s commentary team this year, Jennifer Bartram and Rob Cree. Jennifer is well known as a BBC Weather Presenter and she will also be presenting the prizes for the 2019 Regatta. She graduated from Durham University and has for the past ten years been rowing and coxing at Parr’s Priory Rowing Club on … Read More

Entertainment Schedule for 2019

Colin LawsonNews

Throughout both days of the Regatta  there will be a wide selection of free and exciting activities and entertainment to suit all ages. These include a varied range of vehicles on display in our annual Classic Car Rally musical performances Punch & Judy shows face painting balloon modelling giant garden games large inflatables funfair rides* walkabout entertainers attractions from the … Read More

2019 entries are now closed

Colin LawsonNews

Entries for The 186th Durham Regatta have now officially closed. Thank you to everyone for their entries. The draw will take place over the weekend and will be emailed to clubs on Tuesday and published on the website on Wednesday next week.

From a procession of boats

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta owes its origins to the procession of boats on the River Wear celebrating victory by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18th 1815, a scene vividly illustrated in the painting ‘Procession of Boats on the Wear at Durham’ by Edward Hastings (1781-1861) which is in the the Durham University Collection and can be … Read More

BBC Weather presenter to be special guest

Colin LawsonNews

We are delighted that BBC Weather presenter Jennifer Bartram has agreed to present the prizes to winners at the 186th Durham Regatta. A native of South Shields Jen is a graduate of Durham University, and it was during her time at Durham that she developed an interest in watching Durham Regatta as it’s such a highlight in the social calendar. … Read More