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2023 Invitation

The 13th Round Hayling Rowing Race;
A 13 miles ‘Flag’ Race for Cornish Pilot Gigs;
Solent Galleys; St Ayles Skiffs & other Coastal Boats.

Takes place from 10.00 on Sunday 18th June 2023 from Northney Marina, Hayling Island.

Supported by Langstone Pilot Gig Club, The Coastal Rowing Academy and Langstone Adventure Rowing


Contact Mike Gilbert:; 07767 350512


The race is for Coastal Rowing boats raced over a 13 nautical mile course around Hayling Island (always subject to the weather conditions on the day).

It is run as a single race with handicaps for different classes of boat.

The 13 mile course takes around 2 to 2.5 hours to complete for Gigs and Galleys.


A not-for-profit event, all proceeds are shared between the supporting Clubs and Langstone Adventure Rowing in order to promote and develop Traditional Coastal Rowing in the 3 harbours and the Solent.


The boats that are invited to contest this challenging course include:

  • Cornish Pilot Gigs
  • St Ayles Skiffs
  • Solent Galleys
  • East Coast Gigs
  • Celtic Long Boats
  • Claydon Skiffs
  • World Rowing Coastal 4XC (new for 2021 coxed quads)
  • Other fixed seat craft capable of rowing in the testing waters of the open sea harbours and the Solent.

Friends of Round Hayling Race

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We are pleased to be associated with 3 Harbours Rowing. Read the Summer newsletter and view the 3 Harbours Rowing Directory.


Other News


Ocean to City ‘5 Miles From Home’ event is a virtual 5-mile race carried out in your own waters. Many of the local Clubs used this as a great training and performance challenge. This year the ‘window’ you have to enter the Challenge is 27th September to the 1st October; see

Coastal Rowing Academy

CRA still have:
  • 2 places (of 6) in the Fixed-Seat Coastal Cox Workshop at 08.00-11.00 on Saturday 2nd September at Northney; it introduces a theory and practical session for coxing a fixed-seat coastal boat – Gig or Skiff – leading to a Competent Cox Certificate.
  • 2 Places (of 4) in the Sliding-Seat Quad Cox Workshop at 12.- 15.00 on Saturday 2nd September at Northney; it introduces a theory and practical session for Coastal Sculling Coxing in Quads, leading to a competent Cox Certificate.


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