Southend Coastal Rowing Club



Below you'll see the bigger events that run every year. We enter as many as possible so you'll can see how busy we get! We try to organise events for all levels but some of the rows below are not for the faint-hearted! We will publish a separate full calendar of all rows which will include training and recreational rows. We hope you can join us on the water soon!

Click here to see exact dates on the club's rowing calendar. When you want to come out rowing, all you need to do is call the duty officer on the day in question to reserve a place.

Maldon Little Ships Club Race

A sponsored race in aid of the RNLI always helf around the New Year period. Gigs do a 6km course. Always well attended by gigs and skiffs alike but wrap up warm; This one's a cold one!

Brightlingsea Gig Festival

And the season opens in the beautiful seaside town of Brightlingsea with an amazing two day rowing festival.

The Celtic Challenge

So what can we say about this one... it's a challenge! Run every two years, this race takes you 96 miles from Ireland to Wales. Yes, that's across the Irish Sea. And yes, it gets rough! And yes, lots of crews give up because of sea sickness. And yes, it takes a long time... 17 - 25 hours! But that's what makes it a challenge! The world's longest true rowing race. Fancy it?

Ocean to City Race

Now this is the craic! Come to Cork with us for one tough 15 mile race out to the Atlantic and right back into Cork city centre! Then we can spend the night arguing whether Murphey's or Guinness is best! A great weekend!

Rowhedge Regatta

Sailing and rowing fun over a lovely weekend in Rowhedge.

Round Canvey Race

A fantastic event, this is a 14 mile blast round Canvey Island against all types of rowing boats, even ones with sails! Hosted by the Benfleet Yacht Club

SWFYC Crouch Shield

Another great weekend of sailing and gig rowing with the South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club

Southend Pier Race

This is a 7.5 mile race along the world's longest pier.

Blakeney Regatta

The Nelson Cup at Burnham on Crouch

The Great River Race

Possibly the greatest rowing race in the world! Over 300 boats racing 21 miles up the Thames. In 2016, Southend Coastal Rowing Club managed 13th place out of 330 boats!

Round Osea Island Race

The Carrow Cup

A 3.5km sprint through the centre of Norwich. This is one of the oldest rowing races in the country that has recently re-introduced traditional fixed seat racing as part of the days events. This is raced as a time trial, boats setting off about 2 minutes apart as there's not much room to pass! The boats and crews are handicapped according to boat speed and crew type, so anyone can win!