Boat Races of the North come to Durham

Colin LawsonNews

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

Additions to commentary team

Colin LawsonNews

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 now closed

Colin LawsonNews

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.

Entertainments schedule

Colin LawsonNews

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

Entries now being accepted

Colin LawsonNews, Uncategorised

Entries are now being accepted for the 185th Prestige Student Living Durham Regatta taking place on the 9th and 10th June. Copies of the regatta prospectus are available on the Competitors page. Entries officially close at 22:00 on Thursday 31st May but we expect to reach capacity before then so please do not delay making your entries. As in previous … Read More

Entries information 2018

Colin LawsonNews, Uncategorised

The Entries Prospectus and covering letter for the 185th Prestige Student Living Durham Regatta are now available on the Competitors page. The deadline for entering is 22:00 on Thursday 31st May. Entries will open, via BROE, on Monday 21st May. If you have any questions please contact the Entries Secretary, Richard Mortimer entries@durham-regatta.org.uk

Transatlantic rowers to row past

Colin LawsonNews

Making a special appearance on the water on the Sunday of the Regatta will be the four members of Team Tyne Innovation, who will be taking on the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December and rowing the 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Guy Clack, Dave Higgins, Claire Hughes and Phil Kite are looking to complete the challenge for … Read More

Durham Regatta needs you!

Colin LawsonNews

We need volunteers to help support the smooth running of the Regatta on the 9th & 10th June, with a variety of roles to fill, including car park management, money transfer, site set up, team leaders, result runners and entertainment facilitators. A rowing background is not required. Anyone interested in volunteering should email our Volunteer Co-ordinator Mark Gilbank for further … Read More

Regatta entertainment finalised

Colin LawsonNews

The entertainment line-up for the 2018 Durham Regatta which takes place on Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th has been finalised. The Regatta enclosure along the riverbank next to the Racecourse is open to the public between 8am and 8pm on both days. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for children and over-65s, and free for under-5s and those … Read More

Principal Sponsor announced

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta President Doug Stewart was delighted to announce today that our new Principal Sponsor for the 185th Durham Regatta is to be Prestige Student Living, one of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers. About a third of the Regatta’s competitors come from the student community either in Durham or from elsewhere in the North of England. So, as Doug … Read More