Castle to Crane 2020: Join us from your Home Waters 19/20 September


We are very keen to go ahead with Castle to Crane Race, but this year we are holding back from bringing everyone to the River Clyde. Instead we are inviting crews of any fixed seat rowing boats, wherever in the world they are, to join us by undertaking a 5 mile (or 8047 meter) time trial on their own waters and submit their own time for the Castle to Crane Race (Home Waters International Edition) 2020. This will hopefully allow the maximum number of people to get back onto competition on the water, and recognises that getting everyone to travel to be together in the one place may still not be wise come September.

Entries for this rowing from home challenge will open in a couple of weeks. Entry is open in any fixed seat rowing boat and we very much hope that all the major classes will be represented. Usually Castle to Crane is undertaken in coxed boats, but for the 5 mile time trial we are happy to receive entries from boats that are normally rowed without a cox such as Picnic Class Boats and several classes of Curragh.

There will be a 48 hour window of participation over the weekend of the 19/ 20 of September 2020. We are happy for the same boat to be used by more than one crew, and rowers can row in more than one crew, provided each 5 mile time trial is completed within the window. More information [e.g. entry fee, rules] to follow … still finalising some details. Keep your eye on the Castle to Crane Race webpages for updates. Enter the time trial with optimism and confidence. We have an “alternative challenge” lined up for any crews that find they are unable to complete the course on the water together for whatever reason. Go coastal rowers!

Castle to Crane: 5 Mile Time Trial on your home waters, 19/20 September 2020
Crews Passing Dumbarton Castle (photo Steve Thomson)

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