The New Zealand Coastal Rowing Association was formed in February 2007 to develop the sport of Coastal Rowing in New Zealand. I myself Greg am a devoted rower, and along with my rowing partner Alex, have built coastal boats and travelled each year to Europe to race in them since 2005. Like any sport that has a racing element to it the ability to attend international races and participate has enabled us to develop boats that conform to the international rules. This means we can have meaningful races right here in New Zealand as well as just enjoying Coastal rowing for fitness and adventure.
Throughout the sports development we have seen entries swell when the champs are held in Italy or France and drop away in other countries.
- The requirement for rowers to be of senior classification (over 18 )
- Qualification racing on the Friday to establish “A” and “B” finals for Saturday
- More boat manufacturers entering the market