Preparations are well advanced for the hosting of the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork, on the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of August next.

These Championships are run under the auspices of Rowing Ireland and are the largest coastal rowing event in the country annually. Rowers from throughout the island of Ireland will battle it out for national honours at the NRC. The centre is located 20km west of Cork city and is regarded nationally as the home of Irish rowing. Its state-of-the-art complex is world-class and has helped produce some of the best rowers in the sport.

This year’s event is being hosted by Rosscarbery Rowing Club. At the recent launch, Club Captain, Tony Mannix, thanked Rowing Ireland for allowing use of the fantastic rowing centre for the weekend. He promised rowers that the facilities at the NRC are second to none and said the Rosscarbery Club is looking forward to welcoming all rowers there.

Club Chairman, Gavin Fox, outlined that the racing will take place over two days. He pointed out that while there is a lot of focus on the senior adult races, coastal rowers compete in underage categories from U12 upwards, and it also has adult categories for over ages 35, 45 and 55, which makes it a sport in which all of the family can take part.

Chairperson of the Rowing Ireland Coastal Championships Committee, Ted McSweeney, congratulated the Rosscarbery club on taking on this major project. He thanked the dedicated Committee and Regatta Director, Shane Russell, for organising it. So, if you are looking to see some top-class sporting action, on the water, then the NRC is the place to be on the 19th and 20th of August.