Schedule of racing for 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

2019 Entries Prospectus now available

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side by side racing

The entries prospectus for the 186th Durham Regatta is now available on the Competitors page. As usual we are offering a wide range of events over 700 and 1800 metres on the River Wear in Durham. Entries will close at 10pm on Thursday May 30th. In order to streamline the entries process we are introducing some changes to the usual … Read More

T-shirt competition winner declared

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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

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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

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#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