Selection & Ranking for Coastal Events

British Rowing announces Ranking and Selection Policies for the 2021 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals and Coastal Championships


British Rowing has announced the Ranking and Selection Policies for the 2021 World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals to be held in Oeiras, Portugal.

At the World Rowing Coastal Championships, club crews once again will be able to race crews from around the world. The long-distance format, with racing over 4-6km will start and end on the Blue Flag awarded Praia de Torre (“Tower Beach”) in Oeiras. A coastal town west of Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon. Ranking for British crews will take place from results from this year’s British Rowing Offshore Championships to be held at Exmouth, Devon.


At the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals, Great Britain will be looking to build upon its silver (CW1x) and bronze (CMix4x+) medals from the 2019 event held in Shenzhen, China.  This is only the second time the event will be held, and the first-time junior events will be offered in this exciting fast paced format.

Louise Kingsley, Deputy Director Performance Pathways & Paralympic Programme at British Rowing said: “The opportunity to race this year in Portugal is a really exciting step as we start to develop both Senior and Junior crews to represent GB on home water in Saundersfoot, Wales in 2022.”

“Whatever type of rowing you are currently involved in, potential rowers, coaches and boat handlers from all coastal and river communities are very welcome and I would strongly encourage anyone who wants to explore this new discipline to make contact and find out more.”

As a potential Olympic discipline for 2028 and confirmed to be part of the 2026 Youth Olympics, British Rowing working with Welsh & Scottish Rowing are looking to expand their support for the Coastal Sculling community.

Recently announcing the recruitment of both Coastal Sculling Educators and Delivery Coaches. These educators and coaches will be shortly taking part in the first British Rowing Coastal Sculling Award and will be working to expand participation in these formats around the country.

2022 will also see British Rowing hosting the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals and Coastal Championships in Saundersfoot, Wales in association with Welsh Rowing. This will be the third time the event has been held in British Waters following Plymouth in 2009 and Guernsey in 2006.

For more information regarding the World Rowing Coastal Championships Ranking Policy visit here.

For more information regarding the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals Selection Policy visit here.

Give Coastal Sculling a go at this year’s British Rowing Offshore & Beach Sprint Championships. Find out more information here.

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