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St. Michael’s Regatta 2017

fb_img_1498663143990Round 3 of the East Coast rowing regatta circuit moves to Dun Laoghaire on Sunday 9th July.

Racing will strart at 9.30am, at the West Pier behind Salthill and Monkstown Dart Station. With 17 races, with over 100 crews competing, from 10 clubs, it will be sure to be a spectacle. Scroll down for times, race order, and all the info you need. See the bottom of this page for more photos of what to expect.

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Order of Proceedings

Draw – 8.30am, Cox’s meeting – 9.00am, First Race – 9.30am, Race order:

1. Novice Ladies
2. Novice Men
3. Mixed
4. U18 Girls
5. U14 Girls
6. U16 Girls (May be run with U14 Girls race)
7. Senior Ladies
8. Intermediate Men
9. Junior Men
10. U12s
11. Junior Ladies
12. Intermediate Ladies
13. Vets
14. Senior Men
15. U16 Boys
16. U14 Boys
17. U18 Boys

Medal presentations will take place after the last race, which will be followed by a one-off Kingstown 200 Bicentenary Rowing Race

Getting there: 

By dart:
– Monkstown & Salthill station.

By bus:
– 7, stop in Monkstown, 5-10 min walk
– 45a, 46a, 63, 73, stop in Dun Laoghaire, 5-10 min walk

By car:
– Access behind the Shell Site at the back of West Pier, parking available
– Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station would also have parking – from there you can use the stairs to access the coast.

Après-rowing: 

All are invited to celebrate afterwards at McKennas‘ pub where Gary Byrne will be singing for us from 7pm. Please join us for a few drinks and laughs, we promise we won’t only talk about rowing!

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Kingstown 200 Bicentenary Rowing Race

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St Michaels Rowing Club and the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta are proud do announce as part of the Classic Boat Programme in a special rowing race to mark the Bicentenary of the construction of the harbour. The race is seen as a fitting Finale to the weekend’s activities celebrating the 200 years of the harbour which rowing was one of the main activities both as a living with the Hobblers and racing in more recent years.

Race rules and details
The race will be immediately after the St Michaels Regatta race schedule is complete on the afternoon of Sunday 9th July. There is a ‘200 Guinea’ (€200 euro) prize for first place only, to be presented in a leather pouch.

Entries
Entries are limited to ECRC clubs participating at the St. Michael’s Regatta. All crews to be comprised of 2 men and 2 women and a cox of either gender (all adult). These need not be race crews, and there are no restrictions based on the entrants’ ‘normal’ race category. Crews may be entered at the regatta draw and will be drawn from ‘lane 1’ out depending on the number of entries at the draw. During the day, clubs may add crews via the race officer at regatta HQ to a maximum of 14 crews.

Course
The race is from the launching beach at Salthill, along the west pier, through the harbour mouth, to a finish line between the Carlisle Pier and the Bandstand on the East Pier, approx. 2.6km. (see attached map). Prior to the start, participating crews are to wait with their boat in the shallows, with at least two crew members holding the boat in position with feet on the sand until the start gun. One member of each crew must await the start at an allocated flag at the beach (rear foot at flag). On the starting hooter, they may run/wade to their boat. Cox’s are encouraged to be mindful of possible fishing lines off the head of the West Pier. Safety boats will be provided for the route.

Finish
The winning boat will receive their prize at pontoon/slip at Royal St George Yacht Club. Retrieving of boats will be facilitated from the slip in the Coal Harbour, at the base of the west pier.

We look forward to your participation. If you have any enquiries, please contact Chris Doorly, doorlychris [at] gmail.com or on the day.

 

Table Quiz 2015

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All rowers, past rowers, and friends of the club are cordially invited to the 2015 St. Michael’s Rowing Club Table Quiz.

Arrive at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on Friday 23rd October at 7.30pm for an 8pm start for a fantastic evening of fun, fundraising, and prizes.

Tickets are €10 on the door, with 4 per team. Arrive with your unit of quiz ninjas fully formed, or come down in ones, twos, or threes to make up a team. All members are encouraged to bring some non rowers along!

The event is an important fundraiser to help with our upcoming facilities upgrade, so it’s all in a good cause!

To keep up with the run-in, check out our facebook event here, and to get a sense of previous years’ quizzes, check out the pics below.

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St. Michael’s Regatta 2015

This year on Sunday July 19th, St Michael’s will host Round 6 of the 2015 East Coast Rowing Council regatta trail. The event will take place at the West Pier behind Salthill and Monkstown Dart Station. Find us on the map here.

The first race will commence at 11am sharp. Prime viewing spots are along the grassy knoll just beside the car park. Have a look at some photos from last year’s Regatta on our Facebook page for a reminder!

Getting There

By DART:

The closest DART Station to the event is Salthill and Monkstown. Check here for DART times.

By Bus:

The area is well serviced by a number of buses. The no. 7 bus stops in Monkstown and is a 5 – 10 minute walk to the event. Alternatively many routes serve Dunlaoghaire (45a, 46a, 75, 63) and are only a short walk away.

By Car:

Those towing skiffs should take the left turn leading down to West Pier and continue
down the single carriageway road towards West Pier. From there, follow the road around to the Shell Site at the back of West Pier where parking is available. Further parking is available at the Salthill/Monkstown Dart Station for those arriving later.

Race Order

The draw will take place at 10am followed by the cox’s meeting at 10:30am.

Here is the provisional race order on the day:

1. Mixed

2. Novice Ladies

3. Novice Men

4. U18 Girls

5. U18 Boys

6. U12

7. Junior Men

8. Junior Ladies

9. U14

10. U16 Girls

11. U16 Boys

12. Intermediate Men

13. Intermediate Ladies

14. Senior Ladies

15. Senior Men

Services and Amenities

On the day, Brian Buckley Burgers and the Crepe Box will be on site to feed the masses! There are plenty of other tasty spots closeby too. A 5 – 10 minute walk will bring you to Monkstown Village where you’ll find Spar, Insomnia Coffee and a range of other cafes. There’s even an Avoca which sells the Poulet Bonne Femme – voted number 1 in the top 10 sandwiches in Dublin by the guys in Lovin Dublin! For those with a sweet tooth, 10 minutes the other direction towards Dunlaoghaire will bring you to Scrumdiddleys where you’ll find an impressive selection of ice cream and treats.

Everyone’s Welcome!

2014 was our biggest regatta to date with 85 crews from 9 clubs taking part on the day. Similar numbers are anticipated this year for a great day out. Everyone is welcome so please bring along your family and friends to cheer us on!

 

Rowers Rumble 2015 – The Port versus The Harbour

On Saturday March 28th 2015, 17 of our brave men and women put down their oars and put up their fists against our neighbours to the north, Stella Maris Rowing Club. Following 8 weeks of intensive training with Monkstown Boxing Club, the two squads of rowers togged out for a White Collar fight night to raise funds for both clubs, and to fight for the honour of their boathouse. Read on to find out how it went.

A packed house at the Noggin Inn were treated to a fine display of boxing from both squads of rowers, with all fights hotly contested, and many going down to a very close call. The ‘away’ team of Stella Maris won more bouts in the end, but it was roundly agreed that everyone was a winner.

Massive congratulations is due to the 34 men and women who put their good looks on the line to raise funds for their beloved rowing clubs. Stella Maris were raising money for new oars and safety equipment, and our guys were fundraising to help pay for our new skiff which is currently under construction. Both squads did both clubs proud.

A big shout out to our fight sponsors and programme sponsors from both Dun Laoghaire and Ringsend who dug deep to support the men and women in Navy Blue and Sky Blue respectively.

Rumble fight sponsors and programme sponsors pdf-page-001Huge thanks too to our trainers and guardians on the night Monkstown Boxing Club, our hosts the Noggin Inn, DJ Shane Greene, photographer Mark Fennell, and a long list of others behind the scenes, without whom the event would not have been possible.

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Click the 4 buttons above to check out the pics from the night, or scroll down to see a quick ‘best of’.

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St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Report

Row fast me 'artiesThis weekend we welcomed the whole of the East Coast to Dun Laoghaire for our home regatta. Thanks to year-on-year growth across the sport, this was our biggest regatta yet, with 85 crews from 9 clubs, spread across 13 races.

 

DSCF2357For the first time ever, we had 11 sets of start ropes and turning cans! St. Michael’s entered a whopping 15 crews, which was matched by just one other club, and exceeded by none. With 5 podium finishes, the Dun Laoghaire crews certainly did themselves proud too. Continue reading St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Report

St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Notice

We are proud to be hosting round 6 of the East Coast Rowing Championships on Sunday 27th July, 2014, with the first race beginning at 10.30am

Super turnoutThe regatta will take place from the West Pier (Dun Laoghaire) to the North of Seapoint Tower. With more than 80 crews competing from all over the East Coast, this will be an action packed day.

There will be 13 races, for all age groups. This year’s event will see hundreds of men, women and children compete over a gruelling circuit in a bid to be crowned 2014 champions in their respective category. Continue reading St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Notice

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Boat Launch

Today we had the the blessing, naming, christening, launch, and first row of our brand new skiff the ‘Dún Laoghaire’. May 10th 2014. A wet day but a great day!

Thanks to all who fundraised long and hard over the winter to  bring in the funds for our first new boat in 15 years!  You’ll find more photos of the event here.DSC08194

Celtic Challenge 2014

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 During the May bank holiday weekend (2nd-5th May 2014), 12 men and women from of St Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire and volunteers from Irish Charity GOAL participated in the biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea known as ‘the Celtic Challenge’. What started as a relatively calm sea turned into a tough crossing for the 12 brave men and women and they had to dig deep into their reserves to get over the finishing line, crossing the 150km course in 25hrs, 9 mins, 1 second. The relay race is billed as the longest ‘true’ Rowing race in the world and is listed as such in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

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Read the full article here in Afloat Magazine.