Keith’s ashes to be scattered

Colin LawsonNews

Keith Yates’ widow Anne will be coming to Durham on Thursday June 27th in order to scatter Keith’s ashes. Keith died at the age of 79 on January 1st 2019. Although moving away from the area in the 1960s after a successful competitive career as a cox with Durham Amateur Rowing Club he continued to be a lifelong supporter of … Read More

Keith Yates 1939-2019

Colin LawsonNews

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

Success for commentator in global competition

Colin LawsonNews


Former Durham Regatta commentator Camilla Hadland has held off competition from around the world to be selected as guest commentator at this year’s World Rowing Cup. Applicants from Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Great Britain, the United States and Spain submitted audio files of their commentary on last year’s World Championships, and Camilla’s was chosen as the best. World Rowing’s Sport … Read More