Carlow Regatta will be held this Saturday and Sunday, the 1st and 2nd of June on River Barrow Co. Carlow. This year is of special significance for the regatta, as we celebrate its 160th year anniversary.
The Carlow Regatta is part of the Waterways Ireland Pathways Regatta series The pathway links the Get Going…Get Rowing events on Grand Canal and Limerick to the clubs providing a pathway to rowing on the water for life.
Carlow Regatta has a proud tradition of hosting one of the largest sprint regattas in the country with fiercely contested races on the river every year. Crews will travel from far and wide to compete at this event. Strong entries across all levels ensure notable performances and competition can be expected. 120 races will be held between 10:30 and 5.30 on Saturday and over 150 Races from 7.30am on the Sunday. From Master level to recreational and every category in between will be catered for at this years’ event.
This years’ challengers will get to race for the Jack Phelan memorial trophy and of course there will be the overall prize for best club.
This year’s 160th anniversary encourages competitors, and all involved, to reflect on a strong tradition of 160 years of racing at Carlow Rowing Club. Spectators can look forward to a day of strong competitive racing where the benefit the hard yards done indoors on the ergs will come to the fore for all clubs.
The rowing season is well and truly underway, and the Carlow regatta paves the way for the Cork Grand league and of course the all anticipated Irish Rowing Championships.
All clubs travelling can look forward to two spectacular days on the River Barrow one of the South Easts finest Water amenity. Catering will be provided in abundance, and the whole Carlow Club looks forward to welcoming all teams from the length and breadth of the country.