After setting off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12th 2018 Team Tyne Innovation have finished the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC), “The World’s Toughest Row” in record time, landing in Antigua just before 10pm on January 23rd 2019 after completing the 3000 mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 42 days 10 hours and 26 minutes, … Read More
Durham Regatta has lost one of its most loyal servants following the death of long time commentator Keith Yates at the age of 79. Many will remember Keith as the voice of the Regatta for over 40 years. Although originally from Langley Moor he spent much of his life in the Midlands, returning to Durham each year in his role … Read More
The 185th Durham Regatta on June 9th and 10th proved to be a resounding success, celebrating the beautiful city of Durham and its river, and has been acclaimed by some as the best Regatta for many years. The Principal Sponsor Prestige Student Living was quick to praise a great weekend and a brilliant event. Planned efficiency measures including changes of … Read More
The results from the 2018 Regatta have now been classified and published on the website.
The Classic Car Rally has been a feature of the bankside activities at Durham Regatta for two decades. Organised by the North-East section of the North of England Classic & pre-War Automobiles (NECPWA) Motoring Club it is a great attraction for enthusiasts and visitors alike. From humble beginnings it has grown to include over 200 vehicles, with classic cars from … Read More
The schedule of racing has now been published for Saturday and Sunday. Racing runs from 8am until 7pm on Saturday and 8am to 6:30pm on Sunday. Competitors should read and abide by the competitors instructons and local rules. Visitors arriving by car should be aware of the parking arrangements in force over the weekend. During racing the website will display … Read More
A late addition to this year’s Durham Regatta is the rescheduled Boat Races of the North, an annual contest involving a series of races between the men’s and women’s eights of Newcastle University Boat Club and Durham University Boat Club, scheduled originally to take place on the River Tyne alongside the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside in March, but postponed amid safety concerns … Read More
Two new faces will be joining the commentary team for this year’s Regatta, Michael Laing and Richard Court bringing the complement up to five. Michael Laing started rowing at St. Leonard’s School and subsequently rowed or coached at Newcastle University and St. Cuthbert’s Society. Since 2005 he has coached at St. Leonard’s School. In 2012 Michael was elected as Chair … Read More
Entries for The 185th Prestige Student Living Durham Regatta have now officially closed. Thank you for your interest. The draw will take place over the weekend and we expect to publish it on the website on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
Throughout both days of the Regatta there is a wide selection of free and exciting activities and entertainments to suit all ages. These include – Riverbank entertainment – 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 … Read More