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East Coast Results 2022

Here are the overall season results for 2022. Points are awarded at each regatta and added to that crew and that club for the overall season championship. ECRC medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each qualifying race as follows

There is an overall championship at club level, with the results from the qualifying races going towards the junior shield (youth races) and the senior shield (adult races). Results for 2022 as follows.

All the results and the final season standings can be found in the spreadsheet below which was collated throughout the season, and finalised and agreed at a full meeting of all club reps on 1st September 2022. At the time of writing, medals are being minted and will be distributed to clubs. Watch this space and well done all!

For futher information on how the ECRC championship works, check out http://eastcoastrowing.ie/rulebook/


East Coast Regatta Calendar 2020

Here is a poster version of our regatta calendar for 2020. Dates can also be found in the sidebar of this website, and on our fixtures page. Selected rowing fixtures outside the ECRC circuit are posted below.

Ocean to City – Cork – 6th June 2020 – http://oceantocity.com/the-race/

Skerries Commemorative Regatta – Skerries Harbour – 9th August 2020 – https://www.skerriesrowingclub.com/

Irish Coastal Championships – Donegal- 15th+16th August 2020 – https://www.rowingireland.ie/coastal-rowing-2/

All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships -Dingle – 22nd+23rd- https://www.coastalrowing.net/

Dalkey Charity Race – Dalkey – 29th August – https://www.dalkeyrowingclub.com/ 

Hope Row – Ringsend -5th September 2020 – https://www.facebook.com/stellamarisrowingclub/

Hobblers Challenge – Dublin Bay – 12th September 2020 – https://www.dunlaoghairerowing.com/

Lambay Challenge – Rush – 19th September 2020 – https://www.facebook.com/FingalRowingClub/

Season Medals and Shields 2017

Well that’s it all over for another year! Here are the official season results for 2017 (see below  for notes). Full regatta results and season points available at http://eastcoastrowing.ie/results/2017-results/

These results were signed off at a meeting of all clubs on 24/08/17, with medal positions then totted up by the Treasurer and P.R.O. in accordance with ECRC rules.

There were crews tied on points in the U18 Boys, Novice Ladies, and Vets categories, with the medals awarded by ‘countback’ under Rule J3 (see http://eastcoastrowing.ie/rulebook/)

The ECRC will now proceed to order medals for all ‘pointed’ races, although clubs may if they wish order medals for any of their crews in ‘non pointed’ races (U12, Novice Ladies, Novice Men, Veterans). The ECRC Treasurer will be in contact with all clubs to make arrangements.

Despite best efforts, it was not possible to determine medal positions for U12 crews based on the results submitted, but as per the note above, clubs may purchase medals if they so wish.

Mid and long distance rowing races 2017

Everyone loves a good ol’ East Coast Regatta! No better way to spend a Summer Sunday. Or the odd Saturday for that matter. But there’s more to rowing than our ECRC fixture list, with mid and long distance rowing races a healthy part of a balanced rowing diet! With that in mind, we put out the shout on our facebook page for suitable upcoming fixtures for 2017 from around the country and slightly further afield. Here’s what our page followers came back with.

Date Race name Course Organisers Website / contact
Sunday 30th April 2017 Boyne Boat Race 14km Clougherhead to Drogheda Inver Colpa Rowing Club website

Glenda @ 0860718979

Sunday 30th April 2017 Celtic Challenge 150km from Arklow to Aberystwyth Celtic Challenge Subcommittee website

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Saturday 13th May 2017 Wild Atlantic Challenge 5km to 30km on Kenmare Bay, Kerry WAC Kenmare website


00353 (0)89 4945380

Saturday 10th June 2017 Ocean to City 13km, 22km, 28km on Cork Harbour Meitheal Mara website


+353 (0) 21 484 7673

Saturday 2nd September 2017 Hope Cup 14km on lower reaches of Liffey, Ringsend Stella Maris Rowing Club website
Saturday 9th September 2017 The Great River Race 34km on Thames River, London, UK The Great River Race website
Saturday 9th September 2017 Dublin Bay Long Race (working title) 25km on Dublin Bay (info to follow) St. Michael’s Rowing Club – Dun Laoghaire website



New Rulebook for 2017

Hot off the press.. our new ECRC rules for the coming season.

In a new move, this winter saw the clubs of the East Coast Rowing Council come together for three workshops to address some challenges that have arisen in recent years due to the growth in our sport, and the pressure being felt on the regatta calendar and on race day. These workshops informed a number of motions to the AGM that formed the backbone of this year’s rule changes.

Below is a ‘web view’ of our 2017 rules. A downloadable version is available here, and the permanent link is at http://eastcoastrowing.ie/rulebook/  . Rule changes for this year are recorded in the footnotes.