The Irish Coastal Rowing Championships takes place this weekend at the National Rowing Centre in Cork.

The conclusion to the coastal rowing season takes on even more significance this year, with many rowers seeing their first competitive action in almost two years. 

The regatta is being hosted by Portmagee Rowing Club, who have taken on the challenge of organising the largest coastal rowing regatta in Ireland in what are extremely challenging circumstances.

Speaking ahead of the event, David Hussey, Chairperson of the host club, was extremely positive about what this weekend means for coastal rowing: “To say we are delighted to welcome you to our National Championships would be a huge understatement.

“We have all had to put up with a loss of our normal routines over the last year and a half and the loss of our rowing has been felt the most. To finally be able to go ahead with the championships is an incredible feeling and will give us a weekend of normal sporting activity in the National Rowing Centre.”

The first race is off at 09:00 on Saturday morning, and the regatta will conclude on Sunday afternoon with the Senior Women’s Coastal 4+, with a total of 42 finals to be decided over the weekend. The results can be followed live at HERE.