T-shirt design competition winner declared

Colin LawsonNews

Submissions for the annual competition to design the Durham Regatta T-shirt have been considered by the committee and the entry from Hild Bede Boat Club has been declared this year’s winner. Each year sees keen competition for the right to design the prestigious T-shirt, and this year was no exception. T-Shirts are to be produced by Workwear Express and will … Read More

College rowing in good heart

Colin LawsonNews

With the 185th Durham Regatta less than 6 weeks away plans are gathering pace and the schedule of racing will soon be released. As well as elite racing one of the most eagerly anticipated events is the competition between Durham University colleges in the Open and Women’s College fours, and the Maiden Fours races for students in their first year … Read More

Transatlantic rower to present prizes

Colin LawsonNews

Transatlantic oarswoman Helen Butters has kindly accepted an invitation to present trophies to the winners at the prizegiving ceremony for the 185th Durham Regatta, to be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre at 8pm on Sunday June 10th. Helen is one of the team of four Yorkshire mums together known as Yorkshire Rows who in 2016 became the oldest all-female team … Read More

Success for commentator in global competition

Colin LawsonNews


Former Durham Regatta commentator Camilla Hadland has held off competition from around the world to be selected as guest commentator at this year’s World Rowing Cup. Applicants from Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Great Britain, the United States and Spain submitted audio files of their commentary on last year’s World Championships, and Camilla’s was chosen as the best. World Rowing’s Sport … Read More

The Whartons and the trophies

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta dates from 1834, making it the second oldest event of its kind in the country, pre-dating the more illustrious Henley Royal Regatta by 5 years. Its founder members were Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Durham University and Durham School. The Regatta has an impressive collection of 57 trophies which are presented each year to winners at a prizegiving in … Read More

Finn Abberton Memorial Walk

Colin LawsonNews

On Sunday April 22nd Durham University Boat Club is holding a sponsored walk in memory of recent alumnus Finn Abberton, who passed away in December 2017. aged just 22. The walk covers 21 miles of the Weardale Way along the River Wear from Durham to Roker in aid of Mind – The Mental Health Charity. All donations for the cause … Read More

Volunteers make the regatta

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta is a community event and as such is run entirely by volunteers, to whom we are most grateful. Since its inception in 1834 management has been carried out by an executive committee responsible for organising, running and ensuring the continuation of the Regatta. Although run as a limited company since 2011 the historic committee structure remains in place, … Read More

National Award for radio broadcast

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Hospitals Radio picked up two awards at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2018 held recently in Windsor. John Middleton won the bronze award in the Best Special Event category for his broadcast from the 2017 Durham Regatta, while Eileen Thompson won silver for Best Speech Package for her Cheviot Challenge broadcast. Speaking of the Durham Regatta broadcast the judges … Read More

Durham Hospitals Radio shortlisted for national award

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Hospitals Radio has been shortlisted in 4 categories at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2018. One of the categories is for Best Special Event for their coverage of the 2017 Durham Regatta. The Awards presentation takes place at the Hospital Broadcasting Association annual conference in Windsor on March 23rd – 25th 2018. The shortlisted categories are Best Specialist Music … Read More

Durham Regatta ‘Grand’ winners triumph at Henley

Nigel van ZwanenbergNews

This year’s winners of Durham Regatta’s most prestigious championship race for the Grand Challenge Cup – Newcastle University’s coxed four – kept their magnificent form to win Henley Royal Regatta’s Prince Albert Challenge Cup. The Newcastle University crew beat Imperial college in the final by two thirds of a length. The semi-finals at Henley were almost an all North East … Read More