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In a time when racing has been obliterated by the Covid Pandemic, the organisers at Castle to Crane, Scotland, Ocean to City Cork (Ireland) and the Welsh Sea Rowing have put on a welcomed ‘virtual’ race to keep some focus for crews.

The event involves a 5 mile time trial on any stretch of water over three legs for rowing boats:

  • 7-9 May 2021, Castle to Crane leg (Scotland)
  • 4-6 June 2021: Ocean to City (Ireland)
  • 9-11 July 2021, Welsh Sea Rowing leg (Wales)


  • 5 Miles / 8047 meters / 4.345nm

The Shiplake Outloars have entered a crew in the Main Challenge – for fixed seat rowing boats and will be racing on the iconic Henley on Thames water on the River Thames.

Link to EVENT Here

Crew: Guy, Stu B, Yona, Stu M


Leg 1 will be rowed on Saturday 8th May at 7.30am. 

Pictures and results to follow!