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St. Michael’s Rowing Club 'Hobblers Challenge' Proves Dublin Bay Endurance Test

8th September 2019
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The Hobblers Challenge on Dublin Bay is a coastal rowing endurance test. Scroll down for more team photos The Hobblers Challenge on Dublin Bay is a coastal rowing endurance test. Scroll down for more team photos Photo: Afloat.

St. Michael’s Rowing Club hosted The Hobblers Coastal Rowing Challenge on Saturday, a 28km endurance race, which has been taking place since the 1990s on Dublin Bay.

Several courses have been used, predominantly from Dún Laoghaire Harbour to the Kish Lighthouse and back.

As Afloat previously reported, four categories competed this year: Ladies, Men, Mixed and Under 21.

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Saturday's course, first set in 2017, started at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, at the East Breakwater beneath the Hobblers Memorial, out the harbour mouth, around the landward side of a ‘gate boat’ off Merrion Strand, around Poolbeg Lighthouse, up the Liffey as far as the ESB towers, before doubling back, across the mouth of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, across Scotsman’s Bay, past Sandycove and Bullock Harbours, turning at Coliemore Harbour, before returning to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, finishing at the end of the East Breakwater.

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