Vikings to return with forge

Colin LawsonNews

Durham’s living history and Viking re-enactment group Dunholm Vikings will be appearing once again at Durham Regatta, and this year will be joined by Northumbria Vikings and York based Vanaheim Vikings as they recreate aspects of Viking life including demonstrations of crafts such as spinning, weaving, cooking, basketry and netting, and weapons displays. There will also be combat displays and … Read More

Classic cars welcome at Rally

Colin LawsonNews

The Classic Car Rally is an annual feature of Durham Regatta that regularly draws crowds to admire the wide range of pre-2001 classic motor vehicles exhibited on the Racecourse on the Saturday and Sunday of the Regatta. The Rally is friendly, welcoming and informal, and anyone is welcome to exhibit their classic car, motorbike or light commercial vehicle at the … Read More

Durham University wins BUCS Women’s Victor Ludorum

Colin LawsonNews

Durham University enjoyed much success at the 2024 BUCS Regatta at Holme Pierrepont on May 4th to 6th, winning 2 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze medals from 40 entries over the 3 days of competition to take the Women’s Victor Ludorum for a third consecutive year, as well as taking 3rd place in the Men’s VL and 2nd place … Read More

Durham City Parish Council funding

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta is delighted to have received support through sponsorship from the City of Durham Parish Council. We are most grateful to receive the funding to help stage the Regatta which is a non-profit making organization run entirely by volunteers. We aim to attract volunteers in greater numbers and to enhance the volunteer experience this year through a dedicated volunteer … Read More

Rowshow in the marquee at Durham ARC

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Amateur Rowing Club has announced details of the Rowshow in the Grand Marquee over the weekend of the 2024 Durham Regatta, June 8th and 9th. A weekend of shopping and boat repairs will be on offer in the heart of the athlete area, where you will be able to find well loved traders with whom the Regatta is in … Read More

Entries open on May 19th

Colin LawsonNews

The Entries Prospectus for the 2024 Durham Regatta is now available on the Competitors page. Entries will open on the evening of Sunday, May 19th. Supporting documents will be published in the weeks leading up to the Regatta. The deadline for entering the 2024 Regatta is 22:00 on Wednesday, May 29th.

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 and Great North Run regular Andrew Stephens, and the pair are in training for the contest on Regatta weekend. Matt, … 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.