British Rowing Offshore Championships

The 2024 British Rowing Offshore Championships have been rescheduled to the Autumn. Further details will be published here once finalised.

Offshore or endurance coastal sculling races usually take place over 4km for heats and 6km courses for finals, usually with a beach start and a sea finish.

Got a question?  Email us | See the British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships for short-format coastal sculling races.

Offshore coastal sculling race in quads


Competition Documents 2024

  • Notice of Competition for 1-2 June 2024 Competition: the Championships have now been postponed and a new Notice of Competition will be issued once details have been finalised.

Hire a coastal sculling boat

Entries are welcomed by rowers from any rowing background. There is no need to bring equipment if you don’t have it, as coastal sculling boats are available for hire from Swift Racing by emailing [email protected] with details of your name, club, contact number and boat(s) of your choice.

Getting to Jersey

With over 20 departure points from the UK and Ireland, getting to Jersey is easy. You can fly in under an hour, or jump on a ferry. We’ll be racing at St Aubin’s Bay, close to Jersey’s capital St. Helier!


Results from previous years



At British Rowing we rely on our amazing volunteers to make our events a success. We are always on the look out for people who want to help out – no rowing experience is required and everyone is welcome.

Please register via our Volunteer Hub:

Register to Volunteer

If you have any questions, please just email us at [email protected].

Beach Sprint volunteer

Retail Village 2024

Each of our Championship events has a retail village for boats, blades, clothing, gifts and more. If you are interested in booking a pitch, please just email James Lee for details.

Retail stand

Coastal Sculling 101

Want to know a little more about Coastal Sculling? Read our quick guide below!

What is coastal sculling?

Coastal Sculling is sculling’s wilder cousin. It comes in two main formats: Endurance (Offshore) and Beach Sprints.

Coastal Glossary of Terms

Did you know that in coastal rowing, ‘singles’ are called ‘solos’?

Classifications follow the same lines as river rowing classifications do. ‘C’ stands for Coastal!

Classification Explanation
WC 1x Women’s Coastal Solo
MxC 2x Mixed Coastal Doubles
OC 1x Open Coastal Solo
OCMas 4x+ Open Coastal Masters Coxed Quad Sculls
WC 1x
Women’s Coastal Solo
MxC 2x
Mixed Coastal Doubles
OC 1x
Open Coastal Solo
OCMas 4x+
Open Coastal Masters Coxed Quad Sculls

Coastal Sculling Award

The coastal sculling award is aimed at coaches and event organisers from all types of rowing, who wish to learn how to prepare rowers to race in beach sprint and endurance competitions domestically and internationally using the World Rowing and British Rowing rules.

Learning Outcomes:

The award is designed for rowing coaches and event organisers and aims to provide both with the following:

  • Confidence and competence to coach rowing on coastal waters (<1.5km offshore) and on and off swimming beaches
  • Knowledge to run safe offshore/endurance and beach sprint training sessions and empower their rowers to operate safely on coastal waters (<1.5km offshore)
  • The tactical and technical understanding of beach sprint format to prepare and support rowers and boat handlers to race

Find the next course here

Want to give Coastal Sculling a go in your own time? Find out which clubs and organisations give you the chance to come and give Coastal Sculling a go.

Find a venue or club to give Coastal Sculling a try

Close racing at the World Coastals (c) World Rowing / Benedict Tufnell