FISA World Coastal Rowing Champs for Guernsey

Lower Heads Race, Guernsey, Channel Islands Aug 2005
Julie Duquemin
2006 will see Guernsey host both the inaugural British rowing championships and the FISA World coastal rowing championships, these events will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of September and will form the largest rowing event held in the area.

Guernsey is situated approximately 80 miles south of England and 30 miles west of the France. It is the second largest of the Channel Islands, it's East Coast having views of sister Islands, Alderney, Herm, Sark, and the largest Channel Island, Jersey. These range between 3 and 20 miles away.

Guernsey covers an area of 24 square miles, with a population of approximately 60,000. It's capital St Peter Port, has a bustling environment with many café’s, shops, bars and restaurants. The Harbour and Marina’s are conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre. During the summer months, St Peter Port welcomes many cruise ships and visiting yachtsmen.

Guernsey has easy and frequent sea and air links all year round, travel by fast ferry from Poole and Weymouth or St Malo via Jersey, also by traditional ferry from Portsmouth. Flights available from Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Jersey, Dinard, St Brieuc and more.

We look forward to meeting fellow rowers and supporters and hope you enjoy you time in Guernsey.

We are actively seeking sponsorship for this high profile event. If you can help or would like to find out more, please email our fund raising team, thank you.

Ocean rowing action Lower Heads Race
Julie Duquemin

Programs and events

Thursday 31st August 2006

§ Rowers / supporters start to arrive in Guernsey

§ Rowing village will be ready

§ Competition boats will be available for orientation and training



Friday 1st September 2006

§ Rowers / supporters continue to arrive in Guernsey

§ Competition boats will be available for orientation and training

§ Guard boat cover will be provided

§ 15:00 to 18:00 - Race check-in for the British and World Championships

§ 19:00 – Vin d’honneur and official opening of the regatta


Start of a sea rowing event in the Channel Islands
Julie Duquemin

Saturday 2nd September 2006

§ 09:00 – Race briefing for the British Championship

§ 10:30 / 11:00 – Ladies race start

§ 13:30 / 14:00 – Men’s race start

§ 19:00-21:00 – Informal buffet in rowing village



Sunday 3rd September 2006

§ 09:00 – Race briefing for the World Championships

§ 10:30 / 11:00 – Ladies race start

§ 13:30 / 14:00 – Men’s race start

§ 18:00 – Prize giving and closing ceremony followed by dinner / dance (we expect a representative from the ARA to present the trophies for the British Championships and a representative from FISA to present the trophies for the World Championships).


Contacts
Event Committee email address


Event organiser's Tim Prout prout@cwgsy.net
Joe Paul joseph.paul@nova.co.gg

Media / Marketing Jules Duquemin julieduquemin@zouche.com
Kat Mather

A sea rowing double scull
Julie Duquemin


Double scull rounds and offshore mark in the Channel Islands
Julie Duquemin


Single sculler, well offshore in the Channel Islands
Julie Duquemin


Single sculler on the homeward leg.
Julie Duquemin


The beam of the sea rowing boats is designed for more stability than the river racing skiffs
Julie Duquemin
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