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