Join the Coastal Barbarians

Join the Coastal Barbarians ‘on tour’ as they go to coastal rowing events around the UK; and further afield.

The Coastal Barbarians go on tour to coastal rowing events

Row For Life is supporting the Coastal Barbarians; together we are making it easier for you to compete in coastal rowing events.

The Coastal Barbarians supplement your existing rowing; it is a ‘vehicle’ to bring people from different rowing clubs and disciplines together to compete.

Row For Life will be going to events with a trailer full of LiteRace 1X and LiteRace 2X (FISA coastal rowing boats manufactured by Liteboat). All you need do is book a boat and turn up. Some Coastal Barbarians bring their own FISA boats; which is great.

Typically there are two formats for coastal rowing events; the long distance ‘Enduro’ coastal races which range from 4km to 8km, occasionally longer; and Beach Sprints over a 250m out and 250m back course. Both formats can be run in challenging sea conditions, they involve buoy turns, adding plenty of excitement to the race.

There are events for both experienced scullers and novices; which is great as the Coastal Barbarians aims to be open to all. If you want to develop your coastal rowing skills before a race, come for an outing at the Coastal Rowing Centre.

To become a Coastal Barbarian, contact for more information.

This is part of Row For Life’s commitment to the growing coastal rowing community.




2019 is the first year for the Coastal Barbarians and things will change and develop.

Possibly set up a ‘virtual’ club, look at an all-in-one designs, form composite crews across different clubs, etc

If you have any ideas that can help the Coastal Barbarians develop, please send us your thoughts.

Feel free to drop us a line at or call 01305 257 774