Regatta receives donations of personal protective equipment

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta in 2021 will be a Covid-secure competition, which places a responsibility on everyone attending to follow Government and British Rowing Guidelines with regard to Covid–19. Social distancing and hygeine measures will be in place and face coverings should be worn when on site. Competitors names and details provided via the BROE system will be used for Test and … Read More

Entries for 2021 are now closed

Colin LawsonNews

Entries for The 188th Durham Regatta have now officially closed. Thank you to everyone for their entries. The draw will take place over the weekend and will be published on the website early next week, along with local rules and instructions for competitors.

Entries suspended on May 24th

Colin LawsonNews

Competition having opened for entry at around 6pm on Sunday, May 23rd we were delighted to have received over 630 entries by the following day, assuring a full programme over the two days of racing. Entries have therefore been suspended. Thank you so much to everyone for supporting the Regatta this year during times that have been difficult. We look … Read More

Entries prospectus now available for the 188th Durham Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

The Entries Prospectus for the 188th Durham Regatta on June 12th and 13th 2021 is now available and can be downloaded from the Competitors page. Entries will open in the early evening of Sunday, May 23rd, and will close at 10pm on Thursday, June 3rd 2021, but may be suspended earlier if capacity is reached. Durham Regatta will be held … Read More

Entries prospectus for the 188th Durham Regatta to be available on May 18th 2021

Colin LawsonNews

Because of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the 188th Durham Regatta will be a rowing and sculling only regatta, taking place on the River Wear on Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th 2021. The Entries Prospectus will be published on the website on Tuesday, May 18th and entries will open on BROE on Saturday, May 22nd. The number of entries that … Read More

April update on planning for the 2021 Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

There have been some limited changes since we last contacted everyone. The committee is still working on the principle of planning for a rowing-only regatta on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June. In the light of feedback from clubs in the region we will not proceed with plans for events for Juniors and University crews on the Friday. We have … Read More

Entries survey

Colin LawsonNews

We continue to plan for an on-water regatta in June. Because of uncertainty over the nature of restrictions that will be in place at that time we are considering a range of options, about which we would like your opinion to help us determine the best way forward. It appears unlikely that we will find out the exact nature of … Read More

Planning for the 2021 Regatta

Colin LawsonNews

Current planning for Durham Regatta 2021 The committee has maintained its schedule of regular monthly meetings and is committed to holding Durham Regatta in June 2021 if at all possible. The main factor affecting planning is the uncertainty over the nature of restrictions that may be in place in the period covering the preparation for and delivery of the regatta. … Read More

Dredging agreement reached

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta has been acting as the liaison organisation for the main users of the River Wear in Durham in the relationship with the Environment Agency (EA) over the sustainable management of the river and in particular the movement of gravel and ‘dredging’. Following the riparian survey of the River Wear in 2020, the issue of a Sediment Assessment report, … Read More

Lifetime Achievement Award for President

Colin LawsonNews

Congratulations to Durham Regatta President Charly Curtis on receiving a British Rowing Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2020 British Rowing Awards. The nomination was one of 7 from regions covering the whole of the UK. The Awards were due to be presented at a ceremony in London in March but as it has been impossible to rearrange because of the … Read More