Big Splash at World Coastal Rowing Champs

From World Rowing the full report and results from the weekend’s roller coaster racing in San Remo.

‘The second annual World Rowing Coastal Championships had all of the elements of extreme rowing, uniting a mixture of surfing, sailing and swimming skills for the rowers to get to the end of the 8km rectangular course. 

Italy’s San Remo attracted specialised coastal rowers as well as some big names in international flat-water rowing from 16 countries and at the end of the weekend the spread of medals indicated the continued growth of the sport.

Rough water and big waves made for exciting heats on the first day of racing. A number of rowers found themselves tossed out of the boat. But the race went on and the skilled climbed back in to continue the race.’ 

Next year’s World Rowing Coastal Championships take place in Plymouth, 23rd to 25th October 2009, more information from