The Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2022 were held in Schull Harbour from the 18th- 21st of August. The event was hosted by the South West Coast Yawl Rowing Association and attracted a large crowd. More than 300 crews rowed in perfect weather on the Irish West Coast!
Irish Coastal Rowing Championships 2022
Contrary to other Coastal Rowing Events, where usually only modern Coastal Boats are used, the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships also included races with traditional boats, like the Kerry 4 Oars, Slaney Cotts, Timber Yawl and East Coast Skiffs. Boat types and names most Coastal Rowers are definitely not familiar with.
Clara O’Brien has reported extensively about the event on Rowing Ireland, including all the winners and their Rowing Clubs. Let’s have a look at her article and at what the hosts and organisers of the event had to say.
“Stephen O’Leary, Chair of the South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association (event host), “We are absolutely delighted with the way this event has tuned out. The support we have received from the local community and the coastal rowing clubs has been excellent and we are delighted with the feedback received to date. We would like to thank everyone who supported the event and especially our event main sponsor the Celtic Ross Hotel.”
Rowing Ireland Coastal Regatta Director Shane Russell said: “What a fantastic weekend we have had in Schull this weekend. I would like to thank the SWCYRA (hosts) and all of the Rowing Ireland Coastal Championship committee who put in trojan work in the lead up and during the event. A huge thanks to the large number of volunteers who make the event possible be it medical, safety boats, stewarding, boat drivers, landowners, local Gardai and Cork County Council. The welcome we have received from the community in Schull has been overwhelming and will be remembered for a long time to come.” “