Following a hotly contested competition for a new cover photo, rowers and their supporters from along the east coast submitted their favourite pics of the season past. Here are the entries.
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.
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
|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|
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.ECRC_Rules_2017-1
Here is a poster version of our regatta calendar for 2017. Dates can also be found in the sidebar of this website, and on our fixtures page.
Check out the map below to find your local rowing club, who should now all be back on the water for 2016. You can find all contact details via our Club Registry too.
Here is a poster version of our regatta calendar for 2016. Dates can also be found in the sidebar of this website, and on our fixtures page.
Note 2: Stella Maris Regatta moved from Sun 26th June to Sun 17th July