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Encyclopedia > Northumbrian Water University Boat Race

The Northumbrian Water University Boat Race is an annual event between the boat clubs of Durham University Boat Club and Newcastle University Boat Club. The event is staged on the River Tyne in Newcastle. The inaugural race took place on 18 May 1997. 2006 marked the 10th anniversary of the race, although only eight of the ten prior races have taken place due to bad weather. Durham has traditionally faired better in the race winning a total of seven of the eight races, although on the occasion they did not win, they retained the title as the race was a draw. Durham University Boat Club The blade colours of Durham University Boat Club // Durham University Boat Club (DUBC) is the Rowing Club of Durham University (UK) It was founded in the late 1830s, in coincidence with Durham Regatta (the second oldest Regatta in the country after Shrewsbury Regatta) DUBCs colour... The River Tyne can refer to two rivers in the United Kingdom: River Tyne, England River Tyne, Scotland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

The main rowing event consists of the following four races:

  1. Mens senior eights (The Clasper Trophy)
  2. Womens senior eights (The Chambers Trophy)
  3. Freshmen (The Renforth Trophy)
  4. Freshwomen (The Taylor Trophy)


Year Race Number Clasper Trophy Chambers Trophy Renforth Trophy Taylor Trophy Overall
2007 11 Newcastle Durham Durham Newcastle Draw - Durham Retain the Trophy
2006 10 Durham Durham Newcastle Durham Durham Win
2005 9 Newcastle Durham Durham Newcastle Draw. Durham Retain the Trophy
2004 8 Durham Durham Durham Durham Durham Win
2003+ 7 - - - Newcastle -
2002 6 Durham Durham Newcastle n/a Durham Win
2001 5 Durham Newcastle Durham n/a Durham Win
2000+ 4 - - - n/a -
1999 3 Durham Newcastle Durham n/a Durham Win
1998 2 Durham Durham Newcastle n/a Durham Win
1997 1 Durham Durham Durham n/a Durham Win

+ Event cancelled due to bad weather

External Links

  • Durham University Boat Club
  • Newcastle University Boat Club
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