Exuma Beach Sprints Invitational
Let's Go Coastal!

Welcome to Rowing Paradise.

We, the family at Skullers Rowing Club here in Exuma (the authority on coastal rowing in The Bahamas) welcome you to take part in the ​first ever Exuma Beach Sprints Invitational​. This event will mark the first Coastal Rowing regatta in The Bahamas. We want this to be a celebration of all the hard work and preparation that was disrupted by the current state of the world. We are stronger than that. Come to our little slice of paradise and let’s show them what Bahamian rowing is all about.

We are still working out the details but we hope that you will come down and take part in this historical moment in the development of Rowing in The Bahamas.


Google Earth Course Map

Course & Competition Format

Race will be run in accordance with the FISA Rules of Racing with specific departures related to the Beach Sprint format (Appendix 22 – Coastal Rowing Competition Regulations and Appendix 23 — Beach Rowing Sprints Regulations).

Race course will be a 250m buoyed course divided into two lanes. Racers will run across the sand 10-30m, enter their boats and proceed around the course as prescribed by FISA in the rules of racing. Racers will also finish by beaching their boats and then running back to the start/finish line.

Progression will be done according to the FISA Beach Sprints format and can be downloaded here https://www.skullersrowing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2019FISAProgressionSystemBeachSprints-Upto16Entries090919_Neutral.pdf

FISA Rules of racing course diagram

Eligibility & Entry

The Exuma Beach Sprints Invitational is a Junior & Open/Masters event.

Event categories include CJM1x, CJW1x, and Open C1x. The Open category will eligible for anyone over the Junior eligibility limit. Entries will be capped at 16 per category.

Entry Fees will be $50 and be paid via either cash at the regatta registration or via paypal.



Skullers will have a pool of 5 SRC C1x’s available. These will be the only boats certified for use during the event. The SRC C1x is our own design, done within the boundaries of FISA dimensional specs and meeting FISA safety & flotation specs. More information on our boats can be found at https://www.skullersrowing.com/our-activities/boat-building/

Due to Covid-19 we are requiring for clubs/competitors supply their own oars to reduce shared touch-points

Weather Forecast

80℉ High / 72℉ Low
77º Water Temperature
Wind Speed / Direction: East 13.6mph
Sunrise: 6:47am
Mostly Sunny
9% Precipitation chance
Humidity: 52%
Sunset: 7:22pm


Health & Safety

Water Safety

Masks required by all. Those racing will not be required to wear a mask. Boat handlers must wear masks.

Sanitizing stations will be set up and all oars will be sanitized between races. Boats will be sanitized during lunch breaks and at the end of each racing day.
All entrants must satisfy the standard FISA/US Rowing water safety & swimming competency standards. Trained personnel will be on site

Social Distancing will be enforced during race days. Limited in person attendance with all attendees requiring a ticket to ensure compliance.

Rowing has been certified as a low risk sport by the World Health Organization. Help us to make sure our little event is the safest and healthiest possible!

On course safety will be provided by two safety boats. One positioned near shore, the second in position at the far marks.


Every athlete will receive certificates of participation.
Custom medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category
Special awards will be presented for Sportsmanship (Overall), Fastest course time (Junior Men & Junior Women), Best Novice Performance (Overall)