Please see below the 2018 Rulebook.
The Event Information Pack can be found here.
Attached are the Race Entries for the Championships.
Note: The entries contained in this publication are based on the entries submitted by the participating clubs.
Clubs may withdraw crews up to the final declaration meeting on Friday evening the 17th August at the National Rowing Centre. After this meeting the official lane draw will be released once a final confirmation of crews has been completed
Note: The order the crews are listed above is based on all the crews being randomly picked from the entries received. While the number indicates the order in which the club was picked it may not indicate an exact lane as following the final crew declaration on Friday night at the Captains Meeting
the lanes will then be allocated based on the final entries.
Please see attached Race Order for the Championships.
Note: The Saturday race order is provisional until after the crew declaration meeting on Friday Evening. It may be amended to remove any unnecessary heats following the Crew Declaration meeting where Club Captains will need to be present to confirm their entries for the championships in accordance with the rules.
Irish Coastal Rowing Championships – Stewards
With less than two months to the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships, preparations are well underway for what promises to be a magnificent weekend of Rowing. All clubs should have received an email from us.
As with any event, we depend greatly on the willingness and enthusiasm of volunteers from Clubs to ensure that the event is a huge success for all concerned. Our Championship Committee and Regatta Director are leaving no stone unturned in making sure that this is an event to remember.
We are therefore requesting that Clubs nominate 3 people, listed in order of preference, to take up the role of Steward for the weekend. We ask that nominations for the role be those of people who are experienced at stewarding and are familiar with the Rule book. A rota of stewards will be issued to all clubs a week before the Championships.
All clubs should have received an email from Orla Creedon. If you have not received an email, please contact Orla.
Can Clubs please confirm names of nominees, by Friday, 13th July 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries on the requirements of the role please do not hesitate to contact Orla.
We are delighted to welcome Jones Engineering as a sponsor of the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships.
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Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2018 Event Launch Press Release
Issued: 29th April 2018
Rowing Ireland launches the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2018
The National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork provided the spectacular backdrop for the launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships which will be hosted at the Centre by Rushbrooke Rowing Club on the weekend of the 18th / 19th August this year. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, was the special guest for the ceremony which included representatives from Rowing Ireland, the Championships Committee and the Host Club. Minister Creed paid tribute to the team behind the event and said that it was great to see a different code of Rowing utilising the fantastic facilities that the National Rowing Centre has to offer. He also commented that it will be great to see the various traditional coastal boats from throughout Ireland taking part.
Kieran Kerr, Chairperson, Rowing Ireland Coastal Committee said ‘This is a momentous occasion as the National Rowing Centre hosts an Irish Coastal Championship for the first time on a new course, adjacent to the existing Olympic course. We are extremely fortunate to have the National Rowing Centre. In addition to the small army of volunteers without which an event of this nature could not take place, I would like to thank two other groups. The first is the Coastal Championship Committee which met monthly since December to ensure the Championships are well organised and run to a high standard. The second is the host club which this year is Rushbrooke Rowing Club. As the “feet on the ground” in the National Rowing Centre, Rushbrooke are leaving no stone unturned in making all the necessary arrangements. We look forward to seeing you and your club in the National Rowing Centre in August.
This year’s championships, which will be the inaugural one run under the auspices of Rowing Ireland, will take place on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th August and there promises to be a spectacular showcase of coastal rowing, with Clubs from all four Provinces of Ireland coming to Cork to compete at the highest levels of the sport.
The Championships will provide a fantastic boost to the region with the event likely to attract in excess of 2000 competitors and 3000 spectators to the National Rowing Centre over the two days.
Ted McSweeney, Chairperson of the Host Club, Rushbrooke Rowing Club, said ‘We are honoured as a club to have been successful with our bid to host this event and we are delighted to be hosting the event at the National Rowing Centre in Cork, the Home of Rowing in Ireland. We look forward to a great weekend of racing from U12’s up to Masters.’
Regatta Director for this year’s event, Shane Russell said that trojan work has been underway in the preparation for the event. He complimented the work of the Championships Committee of Rowing Ireland and the Host Club for the immense effort being put in. He said, ‘this event is the pinnacle for the competitors involved and that this event will showcase the very best of what coastal rowing has to offer’.
Further information on the championships can be found by contacting the Championships Committee Secretary as follows:
Event Secretary Orla Creedon
Address 2 Summerfield’s,
Telephone 086 – 8103565
Pictured at the Official Launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre, Farran, Cork were from left to right: Orla Creedon Championships Committee Secretary, David Hussey Rowing Ireland Coastal Division Committee, Ted McSweeney Chairperson Rushbrooke Rowing Club (Host Club), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr. Michael Creed T.D , Eddie Farr Chairperson of the Coastal Championships Committee, Kieran Kerr, Chairperson of Rowing Ireland Coastal Division and Shane Russell Regatta Director for the 2018 Championships.
Athletes are reminded that they may be tested at any Rowing Ireland event during the year as part of the Irish Sports Council National Testing Programme.
The basic principle of Rowing Ireland’s information and education programme for anti-doping shall be to protect the spirit of rowing from being undermined by doping and to establish an environment which influences doping-free behaviour among participants.
While a comprehensive testing programme plays a fundamental part as a deterrent and preventative measure against doping, Rowing Ireland acknowledges that it has a duty to provide clubs and athletes with the information and technical advice they need to make informed and responsible choices in compliance with the Rowing Ireland’s anti-doping regulations.
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