Commonwealth Beach Sprints

The Commonwealth Beach Sprints will take between 17 and 18 August 2018 at Sandbanks Beach, Poole, England


(c) Naomi Baker

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 format

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.


England Rowing Team

England Rowing will be represented at the 2018 Commonwealth Beach Sprints Regatta.

British Rowing is seeking applications for rowers who would like to represent England Rowing at the Commonwealth Beach Sprints Regatta. The selection policy and strategy for England Rowing can be downloaded below.

Download the England Team Selection policy & strategy


Apply for the England Rowing Team


If you think you have what it takes to be part of the England Rowing Team for the 2018 Commonwealth Beach Sprints Regatta then download and complete the form below, including submitting an ergometer test time (details below).

Applications need to be returned by Friday, 25 May 2018 to the email address on the form. Late registrations will only be accepted for an exceptional reason agreed by the Director of Pathway Development.

Download the Rower Registration Form

Ergometer test

In order to apply to be considered for England Rowing, an ergometer test involving two 60m runs and a 500m ergo needs to be submitted.  You can see how to complete and record a time for the ergometer test via this video.



If you would like to be part of the England Rowing Team coaching team for the 2018 Commonwealth Beach Sprints Regatta then download and complete the form below. Applications must be returned by Friday, 25 May 2018 to the email address on the form.

Download the Coach Registration Form

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