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# ROWING: The Irish Universities Championships, which fell to the weather last month, have been rescheduled to Friday, May 24th, the eve of Metro Regatta, at Blessington. The event will run on a very pared-down version of the original programme. The Irish Schools’ Regatta becomes a separate event to be run on Friday, June 28th.

Hopes of rescheduling Skibbereen Regatta have faded due to the lack of a suitable date.

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# ROWING: The Irish Universities' Championships will be detached from the Irish Schools’ Championships and moved to a new date in June as part of the 2014 rowing calendar accepted by delegates at the Rowing Ireland agm in Dublin yesterday. The change has been prompted by Ireland Performance Director Morten Espersen, who also hopes to have the university athletes involved in a set programme of heads of the river and indoor rowing events.

 

Rowing Ireland Calendar 2014 (as approved by agm)

January 11th: Kerry Head of the River; 25th: Sligo Head.

February 1st: St Michael’s Head; 8th: Head of the Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon; 15th: Lagan Head, Belfast; 22nd/23rd: Newry Trials.

March 1st: Erne Head, Enniskillen; 8th: Lagan Scullers’ Head, Belfast; 15th: Galway Head; 16th: Fermoy Head; 22nd: Dublin Head; 28th-30th: National Trials.

April 5th: Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge; 12th/13th: Skibbereen Regatta, National Rowing Centre; 19th: Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge; 26th: Limerick Regatta; 27th Schools’ Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge.

May 3rd: Portadown Regatta; 10th: Bantry Regatta and Lough Rynn Regatta; 11th: Sligo Regatta; 17th: Queen’s Regatta, Castlewellan; 24th: Lee Regatta, Marina, Cork; 24th: Belfast Sprint Regatta.

June 1st: Carlow Regatta; 7th: Irish University Championships, Blessington; 8th: Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington; 14th: Athlone Regatta; 15th: Galway Regatta; 22nd: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta; 28th: Cork Regatta, NRC; 29th: Fermoy Sprints.

July 11th-13th: Irish Rowing Championships, NRC.

August: 3rd: Carrick-on-Shannon Sprints; 23rd: Belfast Summer Sprints.

September 13th: Interprovincial Sprints, Limerick; 20th: New Ross-Barrow Challenge. 27th/28th: National Trials, NRC.

October 4th: Tullamore Time Trial; 18th: Skibbereen Head, NRC.

November 1st: Castleconnell Head; 8th: Neptune Head, Blessington; 15th: Bann Head, Coleraine; 22nd/23rd: Regional Indoor Rowing Championships, Provincial Venues.

December 6th: Muckross Head, NRC. 13th: Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.

 

CALENDAR 2014 - proposal for discussion / approval at 2013 AGM        
2014 DATE EVENTS JAN - DEC 2014 TYPE OF EVENT STATUS LENGTH LANES VENUE PROVINCE
Sat 04-Jan
Sun 05-Jan
Sat 11-Jan Kerry HOR Head 4000 Killorglin Munster
Sun 12-Jan
Sat 18-Jan
Sun 19-Jan
Sat 25-Jan Sligo HOR Head 4000 Garavogue River Sligo Connaught
Sun 26-Jan
Sat 01-Feb St Michaels HOR Rolling Head 3500 O'Briens Bridge Munster
Sun 02-Feb
Sat 08-Feb Head of the Shannon Head 5000 Carrick on Shannon Connaught
Sun 09-Feb
Sat 15-Feb Lagan HOR Head 1 Head 2 2800 4200 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sat 15-Feb Cork HOR Head 4000 Marina Cork Munster
Sun 16-Feb
Sat 22-Feb Newry Trials Trials 5000 Newry Canal Ulster
Sun 23-Feb Newry Trials Trials 5000 Newry Canal Ulster
Sat 01-Mar Erne HOR Head 6000 Enniskillen Ulster
Sun 02-Mar
Sat 08-Mar Lagan Scullers HOR Head 2800 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sun 09-Mar
Sat 15-Mar Galway HOR Head 4300 Galway Connaught
Sun 16-Mar Fermoy HOR Head 4000 River Blackwater Munster
Sat 22-Mar Dublin HOR Head 3700 Liffey Leinster
Sun 23-Mar
Fri 28-Mar Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 29-Mar Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 30-Mar Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 05-Apr Neptune Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1400 2 Islandbridge Dublin Leinster
Sun 06-Apr
Sat 12-Apr Skibbereen Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 2000 8 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 13-Apr Skibbereen Regatta Regatta -Grand League FULL 2000 8 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 19-Apr Trinity Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1800 2 Islandbridge Dublin Leinster
Sun 20-Apr Easter Sunday
Sat 26-Apr Limerick Regatta Regatta - Multi-lane FULL 1500 4 O'Briens Bridge Munster
Sun 27-Apr Schools Regatta Non 1500 4 O'Briens Bridge Munster
Sat 03-May Portadown Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1000 2 Portadown Ulster
Sun 04-May
Sat 10-May Bantry Regatta/Lough Rynn Regatta - Grow the Sport /ML NON/FULL 500/2000 3 Bantry Munster/Connaught
Sun 11-May Sligo Regatta Regatta - Multi-lane SEMI 1000 Sligo Connaught
Sat 17-May Queen's Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 1500 6 Castlewellan Ulster
Sun 18-May
Sat 24-May Lee Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 6 Marina Cork Munster
Sat 24-May Belfast Sprint Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 2 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sun 25-May
Sat 31-May
Sun 01-Jun Carlow Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1000 2 Carlow Leinster
Sat 07-Jun UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS / ( NON Championship) Regatta - Multi-lane NON 2000 6 Blessington Munster
Sun 08-Jun Dublin Metropolitan Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 2000 6 Blessington Leinster
Sat 14-Jun Athlone Regatta Regatta - Multi-lane FULL 1800 5 Coosan Point Athlone Connaught
Sun 15-Jun Galway Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 700 3 Galway Connaught
Sat 21-Jun
Sun 22-Jun Castleconnell Sprint Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 5 Castleconnell Munster
Sat 28-Jun Cork Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 29-Jun Fermoy Sprints Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 3 Fermoy Munster
Sat 05-Jul
Sun 06-Jul
Fri 11-Jul Irish Rowing Championships Championships FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 12-Jul Irish Rowing Championships Championships FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 13-Jul Irish Rowing Championships Championships FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 19-Jul
Sun 20-Jul
Sat 26-Jul
Sun 27-Jul
Sat 02-Aug
Sun 03-Aug Carrick-on-Shannon Sprints Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 420 3 Carrick on Shannon Connaught
Sat 09-Aug
Sun 10-Aug
Sat 16-Aug
Sun 17-Aug
Sat 23-Aug Belfast Summer Sprints Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 300 2 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sun 24-Aug
Sat 30-Aug
Sun 31-Aug
Sat 06-Sep
Sun 07-Sep
Sat 13-Sep Interprovincial Sprints Interprovincials 500 Limerick Munster
Sun 14-Sep
Sat 20-Sep New Ross - Barrow Challenge Head 18000 River Barrow Leinster
Sun 21-Sep
Sat 27-Sep Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 28-Sep Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 04-Oct Tullamore Time Trial Head 2250 Canal Offaly Leinster
Sun 05-Oct
Sat 11-Oct
Sun 12-Oct
Sat 18-Oct Skibbereen HOR Head 3000 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 19-Oct
Sat 25-Oct
Sun 26-Oct
Sat 01-Nov Castleconnell HOR Head 3000 Castleconnell Munster
Sun 02-Nov
Sat 08-Nov Neptune HOR Head 4000 Blessington Leinster
Sun 09-Nov
Sat 15-Nov Bann HOR Head 3000 River Bann Coleraine Ulster
Sun 16-Nov
Sat 22-Nov Regional Indoor Rowing 2k Provincial Venues each Province
Sun 23-Nov Championships 2k to be confirmed each Province
Sat 29-Nov
Sun 30-Nov
Sat 06-Dec Muckross HOR Head 3000 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 07-Dec
Sat 13-Dec Irish Indoor Rowing Championships
Sun 14-Dec Irish Indoor Rowing Championships
Sat 20-Dec
Sun 21-Dec
Sat 27-Dec
Sun 28-Dec
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# ROWING: A decision will be made this afternoon on whether this weekend’s two big regattas at the National Rowing Centre will go ahead. The Skibbereen Regatta is fixed for Sunday and the Irish Universities and Schools’ Championships for Saturday, but both are in doubt because of the forecast of bad weather around the Co Cork venue.

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The Rolex Fastnet Race - This biennial offshore pilgrimage attracts crews from all walks of life:- from aspiring sailors to professional crews; all ages and all professions. Some are racing for charity, others for a personal challenge. For the world's top professional sailors, it is a 'must-do' race. For some, it will be their first-ever race, and for others, something they have competed in for over 50 years! The race attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts, from beautiful classic yachts to some of the fastest racing machines on the planet – and everything in between.  The testing course passes eight famous landmarks along the route: The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, the Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Plymouth breakwater (now Cherbourg for 2021 and 2023). After the start in Cowes, the fleet heads westward down The Solent, before exiting into the English Channel at Hurst Castle. The finish is in Plymouth, Devon via the Fastnet Rock, off the southern tip of Ireland

  • The leg across the Celtic Sea to (and from) the Fastnet Rock is known to be unpredictable and challenging. The competitors are exposed to fast-moving Atlantic weather systems and the fleet often encounter tough conditions
  • Flawless decision-making, determination and total commitment are the essential requirements. Crews have to manage and anticipate the changing tidal and meteorological conditions imposed by the complex course
  • The symbol of the race is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race
  • Once sailors reach the Fastnet Rock, they are well over halfway to the finish in Plymouth. The lighthouse first shone its light on New Year’s Day in 1854
  • Fastnet Rock originally had six keepers (now unmanned), with four on the rock at a time with the other two on leave. Each man did four weeks on, two weeks off

At A Glance – Fastnet Race

  • The world's largest offshore yacht race
  • The biennial race is 605 nautical miles - Cowes, Fastnet Rock, Plymouth
  • A fleet of over 400 yachts regularly will take part
  • The international fleet is made up of over 26 countries
  • Multihull course record: 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (2011, Banque Populaire V)
  • Monohull course record: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi)
  • Largest IRC Rated boat is the 100ft (30.48m) Scallywag 100 (HKG)
  • Some of the Smallest boats in the fleet are 30 footers
  • Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001
  • The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result

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