The picturesque village of Schull in the heart of West Cork is going to be a hive of activity over the
coming weeks with preparations well underway for the hosting of the Irish Coastal Rowing
Championships 2022 that will take place there on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
August next.

The Championships run under the auspices of Rowing Ireland are the largest Coastal Rowing Event
ran in the Country and will see rowers from throughout the island of Ireland battle it out for
honours in Schull Harbour.

This year’s event is being hosted by the South West Coast Yawl Rowing Association the
representative body for Coastal Rowing clubs in West Cork. The Chairperson of the Association is
Stephen O Leary and he is delighted to be part of the hosting of the event. ‘The South West
committee is delighted to see the event move to this coastal harbour. Schull is a fantastic rowing
venue; it has a sheltered harbour that provides excellent viewing for spectators. Our thanks to the
Celtic Ross Hotel for coming on board as lead sponsor for the Championships.  This provides a
financial boost for the event and will allow us to organise a top-class regatta.  The hotel is a long-
standing supporter of coastal rowing, and we ask all rowers in return to support it when they can by
availing of the great hospitality it has to offer. Schull has a long tradition of hosting rowing events; it
hosts one of our South West Championship’s each year as part of its annual regatta.  The town itself
has substantial hospitality infrastructure in place to cater for our rowing visitors; so, we look forward
to welcoming you all there.’

Chairperson of the Rowing Ireland Coastal Championships Committee Ted Mc Sweeney praised the
work going into this years event saying ‘I would like to thank all of our member clubs, our
Championship Committee, Regatta Director and Regatta Team for the immense work that is already
underway in ensuring that the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2022 are continued to the
exceptionally high standard that we have gotten used to. To all participating oars people racing at
our Irish Championships’ on behalf of all concerned we wish you and your clubs the best in your
pursuit of honours.’

The racing will take place over two days with rowers from the age of 10 to 70+ taking part in what is
regarded as one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland today. Coastal Rowing is a wonderful sport
for all members of the family to take part in.

So, if you are looking to see some top-class sporting action on the water then Schull in West Cork is
the place to be on the 13th and 14th August. For further event details visit or