On the Saturday of Durham Regatta (13th June), the new alumni club of St John’s College Boat Club hosted it’s first ever event. Numerous old-boys and old-girls, their guests and other supporters of SJCBC arrived to watch a day of racing from the Regatta Blue Club’s gazebo within the enclosure.
Whilst it was a shame that our guest speaker, ex-Olympic and Cambridge Blue rower, John Pritchard was unable to attend, the day was both extremely fun and important in the development of this new vibrant pillar of the Club. The reception and dinner following the event also proved to be a success, with many of our guests receiving tours of college to revisit their old rooms and other memorable locations.
With the size and aspiration of the Club growing, bringing together current rowers, the College and Alumni who relished in the sport during their days in Durham promotes the exciting shape the Club will take in the future.
Next year the Regatta Blue Club will be planning to host the 2nd Durham Regatta Event, and we hope that you can join!
If you're interested in coming, don't hesitate to let us know by contacting us using the links above!
For now, please enjoy the photos of this years event below.