Durham City Regatta

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  • 1970 The Wear Head was replaced by a full regatta held over the short course on 30 May with Barry Hudson and Jack Hill as joint secretaries. Initially known as Wear Regatta , later to be changed to Durham City Regatta. Mrs. Veitch presented a trophy for the senior eights, the club’s existing silver trophies , The Queen Elizabeth 2 (Coronation ) Challenge Cup and H.M.Coyne Challenge Cup to be used for senior fours and novice fours. Events offered were senior eights , senior, junior-senior , junior and novice coxed fours and sculls, cadet fours , ladies open fours, ladies novice fours and senior coxless pairs.
  • 1987 Durham City Regatta expanded to a two day event to include the “DAF Power Sprints” – one of a series of events held across the country televised on Channel 4 with Steve Redgave in attendance.