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Donaghadee Regatta- RNLI day 1st August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Great day in Donaghadee. Well organised racing. The rain largely held off for the racing, the wind was not severe and there was a gentle swell. Another trophy has been added to the collection - Kevin, Tyrone, Anna and Caroline with Rory coxing triumphed in the gruelling 3.5km Copelands Challenge, leading from the start with second-placed Portaferry being 27 seconds behind at the finish. The mixed ability/experience team of Linda, Rebecca, Erin and Beth, again with Rory coxing put up a fine performance, particularly since this was their first experience of racing for most of the crew. Isabel coxed Strangfjǫrðr with a female crew made up of Rebecca (who must be made of strong stuff to row in two races) with rowers from Dundrum and Donaghadee. The over 50 sprint team of Claire, James, Bob (Brown) and Martin coxed by Isabel felt very strong and were powering along in second place coming up to the first mark. As it was rounded, one of the other skiffs collided with us putting us into last (5th) place. The crew responded mightily and we were able to finish in 4th place. More drama was to follow for the male sprint team of David, Brendan, Derek and Philip with James coxing when a further skiff collided with us once more displacing us into last (6th) place. Once more the crew rose to the occasion and gave it their all and we finished 5th. Despite this, the day was enjoyed by all and Donaghadee's hospitality was wonderful.

Ladies Sprint

  1. Danny Buoy
  2. Gilpin
  3. Ramharry
  4. Black Neb Vixen
  5. Skart
  6. Strangfjorthr

Mens Sprint

  1. Danny Buoy
  2. Gilpin
  3. Black Neb Vixen
  4. Skart
  5. Ramharry
  6. Strangfjorthr

Mixed Sprints

  1. Danny Buoy
  2. Gilpin
  3. Skart
  4. Ramharry
  5. Strangfjorthr
  6. Black Neb Vixen

Over 50’s sprint

  1. Skart
  2. Gilpin
  3. Danny Buoy
  4. Strangfjorthr
  5. Ramharry
  6. Balck Neb Vixen RETIRED

Copelands Challenge

  1. Strangfjorthr
  2. Gilpin
  3. Skart
  4. Danny Buoy
  5. Ramharry
  6. Balck Neb Vixen

Rowing Paddling & Sea Skills Training

Posted on Wednesday, 22 July 2015.

Rowing Paddling & Sea Skills Training

SLLP has commissioned a two day training course on water safety, Canadian canoe paddling and coastal rowing for 11-16 year olds at the Clear Skies Adventure Centre at...

Black Kneb Rowing Regatta Results

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

The results are in of the inagural Black Kneb Rowing Regatta which were held on 5th July 2015, well done to everyone in difficult rowing conditions.

Ladies Sprint

  1. Gilpin
  2. Ramharry
  3. Skart
  4. Strangfjordr
  5. Black Kneb Vixen
  6. Danny Buoy

Mens Sprint

  1. Skart
  2. Black Neb Vixen
  3. Ramharry
  4. Gilpin
  5. Danny Buoy
  6. Strangfjordr

Mixed Sprints

  1. Danny Buoy
  2. Gilpin
  3. Skart
  4. Strangfjordr
  5. Black Neb Vixen
  6. Ramharry

Elite Race

  1. Danny Buoy 15:55:07
  2. Strangfjordr 15:57:40
  3. Black Neb Vixen 15:58:12
  4. Gilpin 15:58:39
  5. Skart 16:00:25
  6. Ramharry 16:01:27

Skiffie Worlds 2016

Posted on Thursday, 25 June 2015.

Skiffie Worlds 2016

Skiffie Worlds 2016

We are very excited to be hosting the Skiffieworlds 25th to 30th July 2016 here in Strangford Lough Co Down, Northern Ireland, the event is being hosted by Strangford...

The Narrows Challenges 2015

Posted on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

The Narrows Challenges 2015

Community rowing teams from Donaghadee to Dundrum turn out for the 2015 Narrows Challenges

World Championships Come to Strangford Lough

Posted on Thursday, 04 June 2015.

World Championships Come to Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland, has been selected as the venue for a major, international coastal rowing event, “Skiffieworlds 2016”; it was announced today, by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association (SCRA).

Strangford Boat Scoops Ocean to City Trophy

Posted on Wednesday, 03 June 2015.

Strangford Boat Scoops Ocean to City Trophy

Strangford's rowing boat, "Strangfjorthr" won a prestigious, perpetual trophy at the Ocean to City, international coastal rowing race in Cork at the weekend for the best finished and most beautiful boat out of the 165 competitors. The 22 foot St Ayles'...

Dundrum Icebreaker - The Results!!

Posted on Monday, 12 January 2015.

Dundrum Icebreaker - The Results!!

‘Dundrum Icebreaker’ The Results!!

Points were awarded on the following basis: 1st place – 1 point, 2nd place – 2points, 3rd place – 3points, etc.

The team with the fewest overall points were declared the overall winners. 

   Elite Team  Female...

Results of the Narrows Challenges - 5th October 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 08 October 2014.

The Narrows Challenge was won by Killyleagh in Skart- Rodney Watson, Andrew Killops, Hugh Thurgate, Simon Murray & Luke Hamill followed by Strangford and then Kircubbin.

Sprint 1 was won by Ardglass- Teresa Kenan, Caelean Mulhall, Ross Mulhall, Joe McIlhail & Bernard Forward followed by Dundrum and then Killyleagh.

Sprint 2 was won Killyleagh- Hugh Thurgate, David...

Killyleagh takes the trophy in the first Narrrows Challenges coastal rowing race

Posted on Wednesday, 08 October 2014.

Killyleagh takes the trophy in the first Narrrows Challenges coastal rowing race

Everyone was a winner when communities along the County Down coast came together to race their beautiful skiff rowing boats in the first Narrows Challenges, run by the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP), this weekend.  The atmosphere was electric as Killyleagh’s fiery red “Skart” scooped the main trophy just ahead of Strangford’s Strangfjorthr”. Six boats completed...