Last weekend, the 10th of July, Castleconnell Regatta and Commercial Regatta hallmarked the beginning of our flatwater events. Castleconnell Regatta was held at World’s End in Castleconnell, Limerick and also had crews launching from O’Briensbridge.
500m Sprint races were held with over 119 multi lane events across J14, J15, J16 and Masters categories. Commercial Regatta was held at Islandbridge and saw the return of close racing in Dublin City, including almost 100 events across Junior, Novice, Club, Inter and Senior Categories. Photographs of racing at Castleconnell can be found on Castleconnell’s Facebook page.
Coastal rowing had two events on Saturday 10th of July, one home event at Skerries Rowing Club and a Buddy Event. The Buddy Event started at Stella Maris RC in Ringsend rowing to Michaels RC in Dun Laoghaire. 16 crews from Stella Maris, Ringsend and seven crews of St Michaels Dun Laoghaire completed the Hands Across the Bay distance. Photographs of the buddy event can be found on the Stella Maris Rowing Club Facebook page and the St Michael’s Rowing Club Twitter.
At Skerries, crews completed a distance of 7km each way from Skerries to Loughshinny. A competitive edge was added to the challenge for the rowers as the distance was timed for each leg of the journey. Photographs of racing at Skerries can be found on Skerries Rowing Club Facebook page.
Offshore Rowing has been enjoying the return to rowing events, with Roscarberry Regatta, held at Drinagh Lake, starting the Offshore calendar. The focus now turns to Portmagee Sprints, which will be held at Ballinskelligs Beach on the 24th of July. This event is the first beach sprints qualifier event in Ireland for the World Rowing Beach Sprints championships which are in Oeiras, Portugal this September.
Full event results can be found on the Events Tab on the Rowing Ireland website. Upcoming domestic events can be found on the Domestic Calendar which is also available on the Events tab of the Rowing Ireland website.
Upcoming Events include: the University Championships this weekend on Saturday 17th July, which will be held in Lough Rinn, Leitrim; and a Recreational Tour also on Saturday the 17th of July at Blessington, Wicklow.
If you have any event queries please contact either the regatta secretary in the first instance or firstname.lastname@example.org.