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2024 Southern Star schools’ rowing regatta to be biggest yet

May 11th, 2024 10:00 AM

By Sean Holland

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The Southern Star's South West Schools Regatta is going from strength to strength.

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THE Southern Star & South West Rowing Schools’ Regatta will take place this Sunday, May 12th, at 2pm in The Lagoon in Rosscarbery.

The regatta, hosted by Ring Rowing Club, continues to grow every year and this year promises to be the biggest and best yet, with 200 children expected to take to the water on Sunday. 

The Southern Star schools’ regatta provides a platform for budding young rowers to experience competitive racing, gain valuable experience, and demonstrate their potential on the water. 

With West Cork being home to so many talented rowers this is an opportunity for the next generation of stars to show what they are capable of while also representing their national schools. 

This year’s regatta will also include a teachers and assistants’ race for the first time. 

Some important points for clubs and participants to remember before arriving on Sunday:

  • The first race will start at 2pm but it is advised that all crews and participants should arrive 40 minutes prior.  
  • Boats can be dropped in front of the pier from where they can be launched and trailers can be stored in the Rosscarbery RC Clubhouse. Towing cars to be removed to car parking areas located nearby.  
  • The main car parking areas will be along the public road near the playground, the church and the parish hall. In the interest of safety, please avoid parking along the causeway on the N71.
  • All rowers wear their school colours on the day.

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