Phil Pounder, June 24th, 2009
Scott Logic was delighted to sponsor the Open Immediate II eight-oared event at the 176th Durham Regatta that took place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June 2009.
The "Henley of the North" enjoyed glorious sunshine this weekend and lived up to being a true highlight of the North East’s social and sporting calendars. The Regatta saw more than 500 boat races take place on the River Wear.
Events are competed over either the short course, a 700 metre stretch of river which provides an excellent view of racing from start to finish, or the long course. The long course of 1800m takes in a number of sweeping bends and the Elvet Bridge.
Gary Scott, Managing Director of Scott Logic, who attended the Regatta with his family said, "We are delighted to be associated with the Durham Regatta.
"Watching the 8s race we sponsored close up was an exhilarating experience."
The Regatta included competitors from all over Britain, as well as crews from as far afield as Nereus in Amsterdam. Their numbers were so large this year that accommodation couldn’t be found for all of them so they were allowed to camp on the riverside.
Durham Regatta is a popular day out for residents and students at the University, providing the climax of the rowing year for most college rowers. Almost all colleges compete across a variety of boat types and standards, and it is a chance to determine which college has the strongest crews of the year.
Gary Scott, a Durham University graduate went on to say, "It’s great to see competitive sport at such a high level here in the North East.
"It’s also a fabulous fun day out for all of our families."