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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.



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.


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 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.

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.

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] or on the day.


Dalkey Regatta: 10th July 2016

He we are, halfway through our regatta season and just back from Sandycove beach where was hosted Dalkey’s regatta.
Here’s a list of the medals won this Sunday – congratulations again to the Youth crews for representing us with such great attitude and results, and also to our Novice Ladies A for winning their 5th medal on their 5th race!
We are still on the podium on the overall shield, well done on your hard work everybody, we still have this!
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Thank you for all the support, for all the people helping out on regatta days, our usual visitors and the new ones – all the encouragements and crowd make those Sundays more special.
Pics by Chris D. & Mel M.

St Michael’s Regatta: Battle of the Bay, Sunday 3rd July 2016

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!

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 gain the coast.

 Race order: 

  1. Intermediate men
  2. U18 Girls
  3. Senior Ladies
  4. Senior MEn
  5. U18 Boys
  6. Mixed
  7. Novice LAdies
  8. Novice Men
  9. Intermediate LAdies
  10. Junior Men
  11. U14s
  12. U12s
  13. Junior Ladies
  14. U16 Boys
  15. U16 Girls
  16. Vets

Medal presentations will take place after the last race, and look what we have to congratulate the winners!

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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!



Skerries Regatta: 12th June 2016

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.

Arklow regatta: amazing start of season 2016!

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

Results have also  been updated on Twitter and Instagram.

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!

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


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!


Greystones AND Wicklow Regattas 2014

Greystones Regatta

IMG_1684Scheduled 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!

Continue reading Greystones AND Wicklow Regattas 2014

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