Carrick On Shannon Sprint Regatta 2016

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Carrick Rowing Club are delighted to announce that this year’s August bank holiday regatta will be as big as ever with over 130 different crews racing on Sunday 31st July. Crews from 12 different clubs from around the country will compete in 30 different categories from Junior 12s right through to Veteran Masters, who have been coming to the banks of the Shannon for as long as they can remember of an August Bank Holiday.

Carrick Regatta is raced over a not too arduous 450m and is a real sprint regatta. Crews always enjoy this distance on the Shannon as they wind down from July’s Irish Rowing Championships raced over 2000m in Inniscarra in County Cork. Indeed, there will be lots of crews out to take scalps from newly crowned national champions!
Coupled with this, Carrick Regatta are delighted to host the Final Leg of the Waterways Ireland Boys & Girls Junior 15 & Junior 14 League, which has also taken place at Limerick Regatta, Carlow Regatta, Castleconnell Sprint Regatta, Athlone Regatta and Fermoy Sprint Regatta. Branded Waterways Ireland ‘Row For It’ Junior League medals and t- shirts will be presented to the four winning crews, and each winning club will receive a Waterways Ireland pennant.

Carrick Rowing Club are delighted to say again that we look forward to welcoming all our friends from around the country near and far. It is very pleasing for all the organisers in Carrick that our regatta is held in such high esteem by all our visiting clubs the backbone of Irish rowing over the years. We hope they all enjoy their time in Carrick and have no doubt they will be given a good Leitrim welcome.

Carrick Rowing Club would like to extend an invitation to one and all around Carrick on Regatta day to come down and have a look from the Quays, give a bit of a shout for Carrick if it takes your fancy, come in to our club and have a cuppa with us (you never know who you might meet), have a look around the new club building but mostly soak up the fun, craic and occasion that is Carrick Regatta; one of the oldest sporting events in the country.

 

Full information on the event can be found on the website HERE and also on Carrick Rowing Club’s FACEBOOK PAGE

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