Come and watch this exciting coastal rowing event set in the beautiful backdrop of Sandbanks Beach, Poole, Dorset.

Over the course of the two day event, spectators will be treated to some awesome coastal rowing action that will see competitors leap into their boats on the start line, before rowing out to sea along a 6km marked course. They’ll then race back to shore where a member of the crew will jump out of the boat before running up the beach to cross the finish line in a bid to be crowned Offshore Champions.

Last year, 43 crews took part in the men’s and women’s events with international rowers including James Foad, Imogen Walsh and Louisa Reeve all taking on this exciting coastal rowing event.

This year, we are expecting the event to be bigger and better before with action on and off the water to keep fans entertained.

It’s a non-ticketed event on the beach, giving fans the chance to get up close to the start and finish line.

For the latest information on the British Rowing Offshore Championships, follow British Rowing on social media and the hashtag, #BROC18


Commonwealth Rowing Beach Sprints

Crews from the Commonwealth Nations will take part in the Commonwealth Beach Sprints between 17 and 18 August 2018 at Sandbanks Beach, Poole, England.

Men’s and women’s coastal singles and doubles (CM1x/CW1x/CM2x/CW2x), and coastal mixed coxed quads (CMixd4x) will race on the water in their own individual events, with the men’s and women’s coastal singles and doubles also involved in a mixed relay event.

Racing starts on foot with a beach sprint of between 10m and 50m. Rowers will then enter the boat and slalom the boat around three buoys over a 250m course.  They will then row straight back to the beach before exiting the boat and running across the finish line on the beach.

For coastal singles, the rower completes all parts. For doubles and quads, a rower from the crew completes the start and finish beach sprints.

For more information the Commonwealth Rowing Beach Sprints, please click here.



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Any members of the media, including photographers, who wish to attend the event must be accredited in advance by British Rowing. Accreditation closes five days in advance of the event starting. For more information, download the media advisory here. To gain accreditation for the British Rowing Offshore Championships, please contact pressoffice@britishrowing.org.   Latest news 25…

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Volunteering at the British Rowing Offshore Championships

Registrations for volunteering at the 2018 British Rowing Offshore Championships have now closed. If you are interested in volunteering at the British Rowing Offshore Championship or more generally in the sport please visit the Be a Volunteer page.    

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