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Folkestone Rowing Club Hosts Rowing Championship

On the 16th of September 2023, Folkestone Rowing Club are hosting the 66th South Coast Championship. This prestigious event will bring 800 – 1,000 people together on the beach at Sandgate to take part in the most important regatta in the coastal rowing season.

The Championship, which includes races for young people and for adults, will see rowers from Herne Bay to Plymouth come together in Sandgate for a weekend of fierce competition and sportsmanship.  

Most crews will arrive in Sandgate on Friday 15th September. On 16th September, clubs and crews will arrive at Sandgate beach from 6am onwards. Racing will start at 9:30 and continue throughout the day until 5pm.

After the regatta finishes, Folkestone Rowing Club will host the prizegiving and an evening of celebration.

The Rowing Club will encourage visitors to use our local businesses and amenities throughout the day. The club are also offering local businesses the chance to sponsor the Championship. Tiered sponsorship packages give businesses the flexibility to advertise their company to the rowing community and support the event.

Sponsorship opportunities start from just £100 for programme advertising ranging up to £1000 for a Platinum level sponsor. To find out more, visit https://folkestonesouthcoastchamps.co.uk/sponsors or contact sponsorship@folkestonesouthcoastchamps.co.uk .

The 66th South Coast Championship Regatta and 17th U16 Rowing Championships will be hosted by CARA at Sandgate beach, Folkestone on Saturday 16th September 2023.

There is more information on the Folkestone SCC Facebook page.