British Rowing Offshore Championships
The British Rowing Offshore Championships, presented by Visit Sarasota County will be taking place from Saturday, 29 to Sunday, 30 July at Sandbanks Beach, Dorset.
The British Rowing Offshore Championships, presented by Visit Sarasota County is a celebration of coastal rowing.
This first ever British Rowing Offshore Championships aims to support the development of coastal rowing in England and provide a pathway to the World Rowing Coastal Championships, with this year’s event acting as a qualifying round for those wishing to go to the 2017 World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon, France.
On Saturday, 29 July a Development Day will be held for those new to coastal rowing looking to pick-up top tips, advice and guidance on this exciting format of the sport. The Regatta will be held on Sunday, 30 July for Senior Men and Women’s crews.
|Time:||29 July: Development Day – 10am-4pm (subject to confirmed schedule) 30 July: Regatta Day – 6am-5pm (subject to confirmed schedule)|
|Location:||Sandbanks Beach, Sandbanks Car Park, Banks Road, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QQ|
- Event information:
- 29-30 July
- Event information:
- 29 July: Development Day – 10am-4pm (subject to confirmed schedule) 30 July: Regatta Day – 6am-5pm (subject to confirmed schedule)
- Event information:
- Sandbanks Beach, Sandbanks Car Park, Banks Road, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QQ
The development day will include:
- a master class on beach starts and finishes;
- crew training. including learning how to plot a path around the course; and
- a briefing for coxes.
All those who enter the Offshore Championships can attend the Development Day free of charge. There may be a number of places for rowers that wish to attend the Development Day only and not race on the Sunday. Availability will only be known after entries have closed on the 1 July. Please check the website the week following the close of entries (from Monday, 3 July) for information on how to book a spot. Please note there will be a small fee to attend.
Racing will take place in Coastal Boat Classes as recognised by FISA. Events will be offered for both Men’s and Women’s crews in Single (C1x), Double (C2x) and Coxed Quadruple Scull (C4x+) classes. If your club does not own the correct type of boat we will have some available for hire. Please contact James Andrews for more information.
The Regatta will be held under the Rules of British Rowing, British Rowing Rules of Racing, the Offshore Departures and RowSafe guidance. Heats will take place over 4km with the finals over 6km. The course will include a beach start and finish. There will be an opportunity to practice these starts on the Development Day and full instructions will be given at the Captain’s meeting on the Saturday, 29 July.
Trailer access to the beach is limited. If you are bringing a trailer please notify Courtney MacDonald with information of the day and time you expect to arrive. The following times have been set aside for unloading: Friday, 7pm-9pm; Saturday, 6am-8am; and for loading after racing Sunday, 7pm-9pm.
Trailer parking will be offsite at a local school. The location is yet to be confirmed.
Spectator parking is available at the beach car park or on the road leading to the beach. Please note, this is all run through the local authority and is not provided by British Rowing.
For crews wishing to take part who do not have access to the correct type of boat, British Rowing, in cooperation with Filippi Racing Boats, are pleased to provide a selection of coastal boats for hire. Hire boats will be available at a cost of £30 per seat. Please register your interest to hire a boat as soon as possible as there is limited availability.
Clubs must provide their own blades. Appropriate measurements will be given to those hiring equipment. To enquire about use of a hire boat please contact James Andrews.
|4km Race Course||6km Race Course||Saturday Training Zone||Beach Traffic Pattern|
The Notice of Regatta is available here.
For the Offshore Rowing Competition Rules click here.
Entries are now open and must be submitted by 23:59 on Saturday, 1 July 2017.
All entries must be made on the British Rowing Online Entry System 2 (BROE2). If you have any queries regarding entries or the entries process, or if you are having difficulties with the BROE2 system then please email us in good time.
Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, experiences and make new friends. From administrators to umpires, our dedicated volunteers help to make our events.
If you are interested in volunteering at the British Rowing Offshore Championships please register your details here.
Any members of the media who wish to attend the event must register in advance by contacting the British Rowing press office.
Exhibitors who would like to attend the event need to contact Courtney MacDonald, to register their interest.