23 Crews to Represent Ireland at World Rowing Offshore Championships

Over 45 club rowers will take to the water on Lake Geneva in Thonon-les-Bains, France, between 13-15 October.

Ireland has 23 crews taking part in the 2017 World Rowing Coastal Championships in Thonon-les-Bains, France, between 13-15 October.

Over 45 club rowers will take to the waters of Lake Geneva alongside over 583 others from 30 countries across the six boat classes. Rowing Ireland is represented in five out of the six boat classes – which comprises men’s and women’s single solo, double scull and coxed quadruple scull.

Recently 61 Irish crews competed at the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships, presented by Arklow Rowing Club, in September 2017.

Monika Durkaska, of Kilorglin RC, two-time reigning world champion, crossed the line first in Arklow, and will be looking to repeat her win in France in the women’s singles solo.

Kilorglin, Arklow, Portmagee, Courtmacsherry, Kilmacsimon and Bantry would certainly be no strangers to this event.

Newly Affiliated Clubs like Cairndhu, Galley and Castletownbere, will be dipping their toes this year and we hope to see many more crews participating next year as more boats come in to the country.

See the full list of entries and find more information on the Championships on Facebook and on the World Rowing website.

Attached is some information on a number of the Irish clubs taking part in the event.



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