Finn Abberton Memorial Walk

Colin LawsonNews

On Sunday April 22nd Durham University Boat Club is holding a sponsored walk in memory of recent alumnus Finn Abberton, who passed away in December 2017. aged just 22. The walk covers 21 miles of the Weardale Way along the River Wear from Durham to Roker in aid of Mind – The Mental Health Charity. All donations for the cause … Read More

Volunteers make the regatta

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta is a community event and as such is run entirely by volunteers, to whom we are most grateful. Since its inception in 1834 management has been carried out by an executive committee responsible for organising, running and ensuring the continuation of the Regatta. Although run as a limited company since 2011 the historic committee structure remains in place, … Read More

National Award for radio broadcast

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Hospitals Radio picked up two awards at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2018 held recently in Windsor. John Middleton won the bronze award in the Best Special Event category for his broadcast from the 2017 Durham Regatta, while Eileen Thompson won silver for Best Speech Package for her Cheviot Challenge broadcast. Speaking of the Durham Regatta broadcast the judges … Read More

Durham Hospitals Radio shortlisted for national award

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Hospitals Radio has been shortlisted in 4 categories at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2018. One of the categories is for Best Special Event for their coverage of the 2017 Durham Regatta. The Awards presentation takes place at the Hospital Broadcasting Association annual conference in Windsor on March 23rd – 25th 2018. The shortlisted categories are Best Specialist Music … Read More

Durham Regatta ‘Grand’ winners triumph at Henley

Nigel van ZwanenbergNews

This year’s winners of Durham Regatta’s most prestigious championship race for the Grand Challenge Cup – Newcastle University’s coxed four – kept their magnificent form to win Henley Royal Regatta’s Prince Albert Challenge Cup. The Newcastle University crew beat Imperial college in the final by two thirds of a length. The semi-finals at Henley were almost an all North East … Read More

Durham Regatta 2017 report

Colin LawsonNews, Reports

‘Whatever the weather – stay calm and go to Durham Regatta’ – this weekend many people did just that. Thousands of spectators were treated to the sight of some 600 crews competing in a packed programme of over 450 quality races. And despite the challenges presented by the adverse conditions, rain on Saturday and strong winds on Sunday, the racing … Read More

Meet Olympians at this year’s regatta

Colin LawsonNews

Olympians Jess Eddie and Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell will be attending Durham Regatta this year. They will be on the riverbanks on Saturday, and handing out the prizes, at the Gala Theatre, on Sunday night. Nathaniel, universally known as Noddy, is a Double World and former European Gold Medallist. He was selected as one of the two Open-Weight reserves for the … Read More

Our latest 2017 sponsor

Colin LawsonNews

Cooper Mini Durham are the latest company to sponsor Durham Regatta. “A prestigious partner for a prestigious event.” said Mark Gilbank, Durham Regatta’s new volunteers co-ordinator who helped secure the deal to make the Regatta’s volunteers stand out from the crowd. “Thanks to this very generous sponsorship from Cooper Mini Durham, our volunteers will be wearing customised tabards and caps … Read More

Attractions and entertainment at Durham Regatta 2017

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta offers more than just exciting head to head racing and a great sporting atmosphere. This year’s Regatta on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June will also feature a traditional display of beautifully maintained classic cars, food stalls and bars. On top of this, you will find entertainment for the whole family. Here is what we have in store … Read More

Saturday and Sunday events at Durham Regatta 2017

Nigel van ZwanenbergNews

You can now download the Durham Regatta 2017 entries prospectus and cover letter. As you will notice, there have been some changes since last year. This is as a result of the new personal ranking index (PRI) introduced by British Rowing. We asked Richard Mortimer, our Entries Secretary, to explain the points system and how it will affect this year’s … Read More