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2021 Invitation

The 10th Round Hayling Island Coastal Rowing Race.
A ‘Flag’ Race of 13 miles of coastal rowing in around 3 hours for Cornish Pilot Gigs; Galleys; St Ayles Skiffs & other Coastal Rowing Boats.

Takes place from 11.00 on Sunday 27th June 2021 from Northney Marina, Hayling Island.

Now postponed to 10.00 on Sunday 5th September 2021

Supported by Langstone Pilot Gig Club, Langstone Cutters Rowing Club and Langstone Adventure Rowing


Contact us via Facebook or 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.
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