Down Coastal Rowing Club was established in 2014 by the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, to develop community coastal rowing as part of the management of the area’s heritage and community regeneration.
So far, people in communities along the County Down Coast have come together to build nine beautiful St Ayles’ Skiffs. Many started as strangers but became a team as the boats took shape and they worked together to find premises, work out the plans and get extra bits of equipment and materials.
The “Narrows Challenges” were established in 2014 as an annual showcase for coastal rowing and paddling.
Coastal rowing is fun, great for your fitness and health and supports your community.
A number of rowing regattas take place during the year with the next being held in Kircubbin on the 13th May 2017.