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.
ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
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