The Club held a crisis meeting at the Chelmsford Arms to discuss its future, due
to dire financial straits, and few members. The outcome was not to wind the Club up, but to
introduce recovery measures. Bede College and Durham ARC had Ebchester boats in their
possession which they agreed to refurbish. An appeal was to be made to the local council
to take over the buiding and lease back to the Club. It was agreed to hold two regattas
during the year. Durham ARC agreed to pay the Ebchester ARA fees. Subscriptions were to be
increased to £2 per annum.