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Irishman Sheehan in Record-Breaking Rowing Crew
# coastalrowing: Irishman Gavin Sheehan and his three crewmates aboard the Black Oyster have set a new record for rowing around Britain. The Islanders rowed approximately 2,000 miles non-stop around Britain from Tower Bridge in London in 26 days nine…
Crew Set to Break Non Stop Round Britain Rowing Record
#coastalrowing – Four young men who have spent the last 25 days rowing 2,000 miles non-stop around Britain are due to set a new world record when they reach Tower Bridge at approx 5pm on Thursday, June 27. The crew…
Skerries Club Prepares to Launch 'Super Fast' Rowing Skiff
Skerries Rowing Club is marching its new coastal rowing skiff down South Strand, Skerries this Saturday afternoon before launching and naming the new clinker built boat at the Slip on Harbour Road, (opposite the sailing club) in Skerries, North Dublin. The club is…
Half GB Row 2013 Fleet Forced to Quit
#coastalrowing – Billed as the world's toughest rowing race, GBRow 2013 lived up to its reputation when three boats – half of the field – were forced to quit in a spell of just 12 hours today. At 2am, the…
Mainstream Renewable Power Sponsors Irish Quest for Arctic Passage World First
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power today announced its sponsorship of a rowing expedition attempting a world first through the infamous Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic this summer. Three experienced Irish adventurers and one Canadian are attempting…
Oxford and Cambridge Set for Killarney Rowing Festival
# COASTAL ROWING: The univsersities celebrated as the oldest rowing rivals will celebrate the oldest traditional regatta when crews drawn from Oxford and Cambridge alumni compete at Killarney Rowing Festival on Lough Lein on July 28th. The boat used will…
Get an Oar's Eye View of Coastal Rowing
#Rowing - St Michael's Rowing Club in Dun Laoghaire has posted the above video giving an oar's eye view of one of their regular evening coastal rowing training sessions. As the description says, the three-and-a-half-minute clip was shot with a…
East Coast Rowing Council Announces 2013 Regattas
#CoastalRowing - The East Coast Rowing Council has announced its list of coastal rowing regatta fixtures in Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford for the 2013 season. Commencing with the Greystones Regatta on 26 May, the schedule also includes events in Arklow…
Flatpack Coastal Rowing Skiff Is All The Rage
#CoastalRowing - News comes from Scotland of an intriguing new coastal rowing craze that sounds like something from a Swedish furniture store! As the Guardian reports, a traditional Scottish fishing skiff design provided the inspiration for the new flatpack coastal…
Hobblers Set To Be Challenged!
Coastal rowing in Ireland is a varied sport, but early September sees a very special race come to the shores of Dublin Bay. At 28km, this is the longest annual single-crew rowing race in the country. Around a dozen crews…
Traditional Skiff Rowing Comes to Dun Laoghaire
#skiffracing – St. Michael's rowing club in Dun Laoghaire will host its leg of the East Coast Rowing calendar on Sunday 24th June. The regatta will take place from the town's West Pier to the North of Seapoint Tower, with…
Cold Wind, Huge Swells, Blisters, Exhaustion, Elation...The Toughest Celtic Challenge Ever
#COASTAL ROWING – During the May bank holiday weekend (4th-6th May), 12 men and women of St Michael's Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire, participated in the biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea known as 'the Celtic Challenge'. It turned out…
Support Vessel Appeal for Dun Laoghaire's 'Celtic Challenge' Rowers
#ROWING – St. Michael's Rowing Club has run into a problem with its Celtic Challenge this weekend after a support boat required to participate in its race across the Irish Sea has been damaged in this week's strong winds, leaving…
Dun Laoghaire Club to Row Across the Irish Sea in Aid of New Clubhouse
#COASTAL ROWING – Over the coming May bank holiday weekend (4th-6th May), 12 men and women of St Michael's Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire, will take part in a biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea known as 'the Celtic Challenge'.…
Bantry 2012 Launches 'Seamanship Challenge' this Month
#BANTRY2012 – A spectacular display of seamanship for Cork this Summer will be officially launched by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney TD on January 27th when details of the Bantry 2012 Challenge are revealed. As well as a top…
New Year Currachs to be Launched on the Liffey
#CURRACH – Two traditional Irish currachs are being built on the banks of the river Liffey and will be afloat on the Irish sea in the first week of the new year. The special project undertaken by East Wall Sports Club…

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