The time has come, it’s our turn to host round 4 Regatta (supposed to be round 5 – Stella Marris’ regatta rescheduled from 26th June to 17th July) of season 2016 East Coast, coastal rowing, this coming Sunday 3rd July.
Our Battle of the Bay will strart at 9am sharp, at the West Pier behind Salthill and Monkstown Dart Station. 16 races, with over 100 crews competing among 10 clubs, be sure to be there to support your favorite club!
– Monkstown & Salthill station.
– 7, stop in Monkstown, 5-10 min walk
– 45a, 46a, 63, 73, stop in Dun Laoghaire, 5-10 min walk
– 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 gain the coast.
- Intermediate men
- U18 Girls
- Senior Ladies
- Senior MEn
- U18 Boys
- Novice LAdies
- Novice Men
- Intermediate LAdies
- Junior Men
- Junior Ladies
- U16 Boys
- U16 Girls
Medal presentations will take place after the last race, and look what we have to congratulate the winners!
Huge thanks to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for kindly sponsoring this event!
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!
Our second regatta for this very promising season was hosted by Skerries rowing club on Sunday 12th June.
Despite the bad weather for the last few races, the day was lovely with the Dublin Airport Orchestra playing for us, a raffle, a barbecue, and as always, the best supporters cheering us all.
Huge congrats to all our crew for their hard work, particularly our youth for their amazing results!
They greatly contributed to keep our club points up for the overall shield.
Congratulations again everyone, back to training now to get ready for Bray next Sunday!
More pics on our Facebook page.
Last Sunday, 29th May, Arklow Rowing Club hosted the first regatta of this season.
St Michael’s gathered 20 crews to race, and collected 12 sets of medals – an all time record for the club!
Results of crews bellow:
– Senior ladies: 2nd place
– U18’s girls: 1st and 3rd place
– U18’s boys: 4th place
– Novice ladies: 1st and 4th place
– Novice men: 2nd place
– U12’s: 4th place
– Inter men: 3rd place
– Junior ladies: 2nd place
– Junior men: 3rd place
– U16’s boys: 1st place
– U16’s girls: 5th place
– U14’s girls: 1st place
– Mixed: 1st and 6th place
– Senior men: 3rd and 4th place
Congratulations again to all members racing, and big thanks to the support from family and friends – we couldn’t have done it without you!
See you all for the next regatta hosted in Skerries on 12th June!
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!
The closest DART Station to the event is Salthill and Monkstown. Check here for DART times.
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.
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.
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:
2. Novice Ladies
3. Novice Men
4. U18 Girls
5. U18 Boys
7. Junior Men
8. Junior Ladies
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.
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!
Scheduled to take their traditional slots on the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Monday, the last two regattas of the season ended up running off back-to-back. High northerly winds on Saturday forced a postponement of the Greystones Regatta to Sunday. We experienced some trailer trouble on the road from Dun Laoghaire, but our good friends and neighbours at INSS managed to get us back on the road. Heros!
This 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.
For 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
Back to more familiar territory this week, with the short hop over the county line to Bray, a favourite course of many of our rowers. We had 13 crews spread across 10 of the 12 races on the card, with 6 sets of medals for our troubles.
This week saw the ‘Dún Laoghaire’ make the long trip north to the wilds of Skerries, for this new club’s first regatta (2013 was called off due to weather). For many of our gang it was the first trip to the North Dublin town, but hopefully not the last.
Wow! A productive day at the office in Ringsend. We had a season high of 11 crews entered, with several first-time rowers, and it was certainly worth the short trip from Dun Laoghaire. The great streak of weather continued, with another scorcher for our hosts St. Patrick’s R.C. to work with.