• What is coastal rowing?

    Rowing along a sea coast and out into the sea… Confronting the open sea in a rowing boat is obviously not quite the same as Olympic rowing, where the requirement is to row in a straight lane, preferably on very flat water and with very little wind. Coastal rowers do not row on flat water! A competition without any waves is, for coastal rowers, utterly devoid of interest.

    The attractive sport of coastal rowing is bound to become ever more popular internationally: it develops physical well-being and is exhilarating. It is also more easily and quickly learnt than Olympic rowing, probably due to the stability and robustness of coastal rowing equipment. But knowing how to handle a coastal rowing boat isn't sufficient to become a good coastal rower. Crews must be aware of tides and currents, learn about the course's topography and know what to do in the midst of maritime traffic and in case of bad weather. Rowers should be able to swim at least 25 metres and always have a life jacket at hand.

  • Regulations


  • World Rowing Coastal Championships - Past Results

    View comprehensive results from past World Rowing Coastal Championship regattas here:

    2011 World Rowing Coastal Championships
    Bari (ITA)

    2010 World Rowing Coastal Championships

    Istanbul (TUR)