Beach Sprint Rowing

Beach Sprints, the sprint format of coastal rowing, is a head-to-head elimination style of racing, with a short sprint along the beach, a 250m slalom row around buoys, and a 180-degree turn before rowing back-to-back to the beach and sprint to the finish line.

Competitions are structured such that athletes who progress further are required to race multiple times within a short time window. This discipline of rowing tests your power and strength, as well as coastal navigation skills and performance under fatigue.

Whilst a relatively new format, Jersey athletes have had many successes at home and abroad.


The Jersey Rowing Club’s beach sprints is supported by Oak Group.

British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships 2023

The event forms part of the British Rowing Offshore Championships and is being hosted in Exmouth, England from 28-30 July 2023.

Athletes from the Club will be competing in CW1x, CO1x and CMx2x.

Rowing for Jersey – Home International Rowing (HIR) Beach Sprints

The HIR Beach Sprints is an annual challenge match between Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales using the World Rowing Beach Sprints race format. Jersey has been invited as one of the competing nations for the 2023 event.

The 2023 HIR Beach Sprints will be hosted by Wales on Saturday 9th September 2023 in Saundersfoot.

Key Documents:

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Policy

Athlete Agreement

Club Representatives & Management

John Searson – U19 Team Manager

Sarah Earles – Senior Team Manager


For anyone wishing to receive updates and information on beach sprints please complete the online registration form at the bottom of this page.

Detailed information is communicated through a WhatsApp group.

Upcoming Events

9 July 2023 – More information to follow

15 July 2023 – More information to follow

29-30 July 2023 – British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

12 August 2023 – Beach Sprint Regatta & Social – More information to follow

9 September 2023 – HIR Beach Sprint Regatta

Past Events

August 2022 – Jersey Beach Sprint Regatta

June 2022 – British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

November/December 2022 – Commonwealth Rowing Association Beach Sprint Championships

May 2023 – Welsh Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

May 2023 – English Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

June 2023 – St Malo Beach Sprint Championships

Beach Sprint Rowing Registration Form