On the Saturday of Durham Regatta, 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!
For now, please enjoy the photos of this years event below.
In the planning process, RBC is planning to host an event at Durham Regatta to welcome back Alumni of the Boat Club, and to foster engagement between those who were once in the place of our current squads.
Saturday will involve a day of race-watching, hopefully in the sun. The Club will organise hosting by on the river bank, and organise entrance into the regatta enclosure for members of the RBC.
A dinner will be held on the Saturday of Durham Regatta, with an after dinner talk by John Pritchard, an ex-olympian and Cambridge Rower.
If you're interested in attending, please contact our RBC representative, Tom Channon at firstname.lastname@example.org