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Coastal Rowing League

The Coastal Rowing League makes coastal rowing more inclusive and accessible; attracting those who relish competition and those who simply value the health benefits and community it offers. All are welcome.

The Coastal Rowing League, formerly the South West Coastal Rowing League, has been operating successfully for many years, in the past primarily competing in quads. In recent years the Coastal Rowing League has expanded with the growing popularity of coastal rowing. There are now more clubs and athletes participating, helped with the introduction of singles and doubles races and the addition of extra age categories.

Regattas are held in stunning coastal locations and during the season crews face a wide range of sea conditions which makes for exciting racing, over courses that range from 4km up to 8km.

The core members of the Coastal Rowing League are:

  • Carrick Rowing Club
  • Coastal Barbarians Rowing Club
  • Exmouth Rowing Club
  • Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club
  • Teign Scullers
  • Torquay Rowing Club

Participation continues to grow. The Coastal Rowing League welcomed many visitors from coastal and river clubs from all over the UK including:

  • Aberdyfi
  • Avon
  • Bexhill
  • Bideford Blues
  • BTC Southampton
  • City of Bristol
  • Christchurch
  • Coastal Rowing Academy
  • Cotswolds
  • Dolphin
  • Dover
  • Eastbourne
  • Exeter
  • Herne Bay
  • Hollowell
  • Llanion Warriors
  • Lymington
  • Oxford University Light Weights
  • Poole
  • Southampton
  • Southsea
  • Spitfire
  • Staffordshire
  • Tees
  • Thames
  • Westminster School.

… and more clubs are planning to compete in 2024.

If you want to race, but don’t have a boat, the Coastal Rowing Centre goes to all the events with a trailer of coastal singles and doubles available to hire.  If you want to train prior to competing (advisable if you are new to coastal rowing) visit the Coastal Rowing Centre in Studland.

And check out the Coastal Barbarians if you want to train and race with others and enjoy discounted prices at the Coastal Rowing Centre.

To find out more about the Coastal Rowing League, email  and we will help you or point you in the right direction.