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Paul Hopkins and Phil Pugh set out on their journey
English firefighter Paul Hopkins (55) had recovered from a brain haemorrhage and entrepreneur Phil Pugh (65) was renowned for undertaking extreme physical challenges in honour of his son when they rowed into Antigua in a fourth-hand wooden rowing boat in…
First look - Sir Roger Casement
Organised by Skerries Coastal Rowing Club, ‘Round Rockabill Rowing Race’ is a gruelling, 15km race into open sea, open to various categories, including FISA, East Coast Skiffs, One Design and more. At least 25 boats will arrive in Skerries on…
Inver Colpa Rowing club with their donation to Drogheda Women’s and Children’s Refuge Centre
On Saturday 23rd July 2022, Inver Colpa Coastal Rowing Club hosted a 12 Hour Charity Skipathon in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre to raise much-needed funds for both Drogheda Women’s and Children’s Refuge Centre and Inver Colpa Coastal Rowing Club. The…
Club members and HER morning participants along with a member of the Boyne's Fisherman's River Rescue
On Sunday 14th August, Inver Colpa Rowing Club hosted their first ever HER Outdoors event in conjunction with the Louth Local Sports Partnership. Co-ordinated by Sport Ireland, HER Outdoors Week took place from 8th-14th August 2022 and aimed to celebrate…
Flying the flag for Ukraine and Clare – Seol Sionna’s new St Ayles skiff Ealu from Kilrush has a paint finish honouring both beleaguered Ukraine and the Banner County. Providing the rowing power on her traditional sunwise circuit of Scattery Island are James Madigan, Sean Walsh, Aisling Heaps, Peter Ranalow and John Kennedy
When it came to painting the new St Ayles skiff Ealu built by Seol Sionnas (the owners of the much-admired traditional cutter Sally O’Keeffe) under the direction of Steve Morris in Kilrush Boatyard, it was “No Contest” as regards décor…
106 crews from east coast rowing club raced in 17 races in the biggest coastal rowing regatta in DLR in 2022
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's St. Michael’s Rowing Club Regatta took place on Sunday, the 17th of July and brought together a large community of heritage skiff rowers from all along the east coast writes St. Michael’s Simone Sav Coastal rowing at…
Fergus “Gussie” Farrell was medically evacuated from his transatlantic rowing challenge
Former rugby player Fergus “Gussie” Farrell who was medically evacuated from rowing vessel Cushlamachree 600 nautical miles out in the Atlantic late last month has said he is gutted at having had to leave his rowing partner Damian Browne. Speaking…
Team Sea Legs with Newcastle RNLI. The team called at the station to express their thanks for the rescue
Larne Lough Weekend Regatta, held on the first weekend in July, drew visitors from Carrickfergus SC and Ballyholme YC on Belfast Lough, and a surprise visit too when Sea Legs, one of the rowing boats taking part in the GB…
Coastal Rowing competitors get ready to start a race at the Stella Maris Regatta on the River Liffey on Sunday
Stella Maris Rowing Clubs' first post-pandemic regatta on the River Liffey at Poolbeg Marina on Sunday will go down as one of the best in many years, not necessarily for the on-water success enjoyed by the host club throughout the…
Stella Maris women rowing
Stella Maris Rowing Club will be holding its annual regatta on the River Liffey this coming Sunday 10 July with the competition getting underway from 10 am at Poolbeg Marina in Dublin’s Docklands. The day is so far promising dry…
Galway adventurers Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell in their boat Cushlamachree departing New York in mid June
Galway adventurer Damian Browne’s transatlantic rowing partner Fergus Farrell has been referred for tests to a New York hospital after he was forced to leave their vessel, Cushlamachree, after almost 13 days at sea. The pair had set off from…
Newcastle RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat
Newcastle RNLI rescued five rowers early yesterday morning (Sunday 26 June) after they got into difficulty in challenging weather conditions 23 nautical miles northeast of Ardglass. The crew from the GB Row Challenge had left Tower Bridge London on 12…
File image of Red Bay RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Corinne Whiteley
Six round-Britain rowers have been rescued by Red Bay RNLI amid “hugely challenging conditions” at sea off Northern Ireland. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the group were part of the GB Endurance team taking part in a coastal rowing challenge…
Former professional rugby player Damian Browne (pictured) and his friend and fellow rugby player Fergus Farrell have set off from New York on their unsupported row across the Atlantic
Galway adventurer and former professional rugby player Damian Browne and his friend and fellow rugby player Fergus Farrell have set off from New York on their unsupported row across the Atlantic. The pair are attempting to set a new Guinness…
Kevin O’Farrell (left) and Rob Collins in French Guiana following their epic 55-day ocean row from Portugal
After 55 days at sea, the St Michael’s Rowing Club duo of Kevin O’Farrell and Rob Collins completed their epic journey across the Atlantic earlier this week. Setting off from southern Portugal in early April in a small craft as…
Dalkey Rowing Club cancelled its 90th-anniversary Regatta on Dublin Bay
There was disappointment for Irish coastal rowing fans at the weekend when Dalkey Rowing Club cancelled its 90th-anniversary Regatta on Dublin Bay due to an adverse weather forecast.  Unfortunately, the forecast for Sunday worsened and organisers deemed it unsafe to…

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