Row your boats! Merrily but not gently: 2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships

2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships Photo: Meg Hobson

Final rounds for the 2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships commenced early Sunday morning at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Rowers steered from Causeway Bay all the way to Central Pier where the victory ceremonies were held later in the day.

Amidst concerns over the recent political climate in Hong Kong, the event was managed without any disruption, making it one of the few tranquil weekends in months.

Among the 500 athletes that had gathered for the event were esteemed medalists from years past such as Sionna Healy from Ireland competing in the Women’s solo, and the Italian Men’s coxed quadruple sculls (CM4x+) team.

1st Place Men’s coxed quadruple sculls Photo: Meg Hobson

Following the successful round of events in Hong Kong, the World Rowing Coastal Championships will be heading to Portugal next year to hold a larger tournament by collaborating with the Beach Sprint Finals.

Contestants will be able to enjoy the chance to compete in both events concurrently for the first time in the history of World Rowing.

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