A note from Host Club Chairperson, Ted McSweeney

Good Evening all members, parents and friends of our wonderful club.

It’s with great pride that I can say how proud I am to be associated with great people that put so much effort into making our hosting of the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing championships 2018 a wonderful success.

I have been inundated with compliments and congratulations of how well the whole weekend went. I can honestly say not one complaint did I receive from anybody and this was testament to your huge effort on and off the water. Again, the results on the water were brilliant, everything just seemed to go our way.

All I can do now is to thank you all that bought into my dream and a few fellow members that one day our club would host an all Ireland regatta. Well, not alone did we achieve hosting the event to a very high standard, we done it together and all I can do is thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping us achieve our dream.

Ted McSweeney
Rushbrooke Rowing Club

A note from the ICRC 2018 Regatta Director

22nd August 2018

Dear Coastal Rowing Clubs,

As the dust settles on the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2018 as Regatta Director I am writing to you to thank you and your club members for being part of this historic event at the National Rowing Centre in Cork.

The feedback from the event has been immensely positive with tributes coming in from all corners of Ireland on how much of a success the event has been.  To make an event of this magnitude such a success it takes a lot of planning, hard work and a team of volunteers who have given of their time freely to ensure that the ICRC 2018 will be one to remember for years to come.

I would like to thank Rushbrooke Rowing Club and especially their Chairperson Ted McSweeney who took on the immense challenge of delivering an event of this magnitude.  I can assure you that from the very first championship committee meeting Rushbrooke RC’s primary aim was to deliver an event that wold be an outstanding success across the board.  They wanted to make sure that the event that they delivered would be one each and every attendee would be proud to be part of.   They left no stone unturned and every member of Rushbrooke Rowing Club should be very proud of what they achieved.

As with any event of this size it cannot exist with people volunteering is a variety of roles across the weekend.  To the volunteers who gave up of their time so as that each and every rower, spectator, coach etc were able to enjoy the event thank you very much.  It is often forgotten the amount of work the boat and shore stewards, launch drivers, shop / catering team, starters, time keepers, score keepers, first aid, merchandise, etc do throughout the event.  I can assure you all it is greatly appreciated.

To our first aid team The Irish Red Cross, our safety boat crew and our safety officer many thanks for all the work you did throughout the weekend ensuring that all our competitors and spectators alike were kept safe and well.

The National Rowing Centre is known as the home of Rowing in Ireland and I think you would all agree it was fitting that the Inaugural ICRC was held here.  This gave the coastal rowers of Ireland an opportunity to see at first hand the outstanding facilities on Offer at the NRC.  I would like to thank Mick O Callaghan and Denis O Regan for their assistance and support both in the lead up to and during the event itself. 

The event would not have been possible with the support of you and your clubs.  It was fantastic to see the large number of clubs and crews in attendance at the inaugural Championships and to see the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the outstanding competition on the water was a joy to behold.  I have no doubt that in future years this event is going to continue to grow and that this is just the start of something very special for Coastal Rowing in Ireland.

I would like to thank the Championship Committee of Rowing Ireland Coastal, chaired by Mr. Eddie Farr for their assistance and support in the lead up to and during the event.  I would also like to thank Mr Kieran Kerr, Chairperson of the Rowing Ireland Coastal Committee who gave valuable guidance and support for this event,  and to the entire Coastal Committee of Rowing Ireland.

If I have forgotten to acknowledge anyone I do sincerely apologise it is not intentional on my part, just a fact that so many people assisted the event in so many ways throughout lead up to and the weekend itself.

In closing it was a privilege to have been elected to the role of Regatta Director for the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2018 and it was a greater honour to have been part of an event that I think we can all agree has the set the standard for future championships.

I do hope that you and your members had an enjoyable weekend and will take home fond memories of Cork 2018. 


Best Wishes

Shane Russell


Shane Russell

Regatta Director

Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2018

Live Results

Live Results link



Race Entries

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.


Race Order

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.

ICRC2018 Race Order

The Countdown is on!

Irish Coastal Rowing Championships – Stewards

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 rushbrooke2018@gmail.com

If you have any queries on the requirements of the role please do not hesitate to contact Orla.