SCRA South West Challenge 2018 Dates Announced!


The South West Challenge was launched in 2017 as a series of 8 events at 6 venues over 4 weekends in September, aimed at boosting attendance across some of the regattas in Scotland’s South West. It was well attended by many Scottish clubs as well as some from Northern Ireland and the Netherlands, and was won by Sketrick Coastal Rowing Club. Now it’s back – bigger and better.

This year, the South West Challenge returns with four added events and now stretches across the Summer, finishing with Castle to Crane – Scotland’s biggest open water rowing race. All events are run independently, with results entered into a separate league and points awarded for participation as well as performance.

Any clubs participating in more that one of the events included in the South West Challenge will automatically be entered and has the chance to win the trophy – a beautiful salver, six engraved whisky glasses and of course a bottle of malt. The winning club will also be awarded a Quaich – the Scottish drinking cup of friendship – to retain. Dates and contact details to enter each regatta are below. See you there!

SCRA South West Challenge 2018

Coordinator: Cameron Hughes

Email: publicity@scottishcoastalrowing.org

5 May – Royal West Regatta (Greenock)
Details: www.rwsabc.co.uk/rowing/regatta-2018/
Email: rowing@rwsabc.com

2 June – Troon Regatta
Email: jmpalmer@tesco.net

16-17 June – Arran Regatta
Email: arrancoastalrowing@hotmail.com

14 July – Largs Regatta (Firth of Clyde)
Email: secretary.foccr@gmail.com

11 August – Nith Navigation (Dumfries)
Email: roykerr@ymail.com

12 August – Bell Ringer’s Raid (Annan)
Email: ahagharbourofficer@gmail.com

18-19 August – Stranraer Regatta
Email: wendicuffe@btinternet.com

8 September – Exciseman’s Chase (Carrick)

Email: CCRC2016@outlook.com

15 September – Castle to Crane

Details: www.clydebuiltfestival.com/castletocrane/

Email: castletocrane@gmail.com

SCRA South West Challenge 2018 Poster

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