Join the Coastal Barbarians

If you are planning to row in the Coastal Rowing League; national competitions in the UK or World Championships, why don’t you come and join one of the Coastal Barbarian training sessions.

The Coastal Barbarians train every Wednesday and Saturday morning, plus other dates can be arranged on request.


The Coastal Barbarians go on tour to coastal rowing events


Coastal Barbarians use LiteRace 1X and LiteRace2X, at the Coastal Rowing Centre, Studland, Dorset. The boats are ideal for novice coastal rowers through to experienced athletes. Alternatively you can bring your own coastal rowing boat and join in.

If you want specific coaching let us know; if you want to row with athletes of a similar standard, we will try to match you with a suitable group.

Studland Bay is an ideal location for endurance training; the large bay normally offers a range of sea conditions to help you develop your skills.

The Coastal Barbarians is a ‘vehicle’ to bring individuals and members of rowing clubs together to train for competitions.


There are two main formats of coastal rowing events; the long distance ‘Enduro’ coastal races which range from 4km to 8km; and Beach Sprints over a 250m out and 250m back course.

In the Coastal Rowing League the races are typically 6-8km races for the open and womens quad races and 4 km for masters quads, doubles and singles races. At the World Champs, British Champs heats are 4km, finals 6km.

At the Coastal Rowing Centre we primarily offer endurance training, but all the sea crafts and experience you gain are useful for Beach Sprints. We cannot offer specific Beach Sprints training as the beach is not suitable.


 The Coastal Barbarians go to many events with a trailer full of Liteboats. You can book a boat, turn up and row.  Some Coastal Barbarians bring their own FISA boats; which is great.

We also put crews together for quads; clubs often asked us to help make up crews; we do what we can to get as many people racing as possible.

In the Coastal Rowing League many people enter a couple of events during the day, giving you plenty of time on the water.


Coastal rowing – lessons or recreational outings

Also look at the rowing lessons and recreational outings.



To train with the Coastal Barbarian contact

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

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