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Lambay Rowing Challenge 2021

Well after a long year with lockdowns and restrictions to do any type of team sport, it’s time to pick up the oars once more and hit the water!

Register your interest now for early bird entry to the 2021 Lambay Rowing Challenge – email: fingalrowingclub@gmail.com

Full details will be revealed soon!

Push yourself and your crew to the limits on the Lambay Challenge, a demanding 19km open-sea row circumnavigating Lambay Island off the coast of North County Dublin.

The 2021 Lambay Challenge will follow best practices and government guidelines around COVID-19 to ensure a safe environment for all our competitors.

Please visit the club’s Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

Cost of entry: €25 per crew member. Cox, if required, is free of charge.

This year’s challenge will be limited to 12 boats only

Limit of two boats per club

Single boats are accepted but experience is essential.

Guidelines around spectators on and off the water will be published closer to the day.

Due to anticipated demand, early booking is highly recommended.

Now in its fourth year, the Lambay Challenge is an inclusive event open to all sea-going vessels including traditional wooden working boats, currachs, skiffs, singles, gigs, and longboats.

This is an open-water rowing experience unlike any other!

A challenging, thrilling row on Ireland’s gorgeous east coast. From eight boats in its first year, in 2019 the event was fully sold out months in advance with over 30 boats at the starting line on the day. Crews from around Dublin and Ireland were joined by visiting boats from the US, UK, Netherlands, and Denmark.

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As before Lambay Whiskey is delighted to support and be onboard offering sponsorship and hospitality on the day along with some great spot prizes for true #LambayLegends!

 If weather conditions on the day are unfavourable to reach Lambay Island, an alternative route or date will be scheduled.

Not for the faint of heart, the Lambay Challenge is at the heart of Fingal Rowing Club’s annual calendar of events. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

If you have questions or need more information, you can read more about the event here. Or feel free to contact us – we’d love to hear from you.