Appendix 1: Requirements of the Host Club / Association
APX 1.1 Financial Resources
The Host Club / Association must have adequate resources (own funds, sponsorship etc.) to cover all costs related to the staging of the event.
APX 1.2 Insurance
Proof of adequate ‘Public Liability’ and General Insurances must be provided in advance of the event.
APX 1.3 Promotion
The correct name for the event is the (SPONSOR) All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships’. All advertising and promotional literature and signage should accurately reflect this. The Host must provide enthusiastic and ample assistance to our main Sponsors, to assist with their advertising/publicity requirements, placing and removing of advertising/publicity hoardings and banners etc.
APX 1.4 Awards
Fund all official medals (approximately 22 races @ 15 medals per race and if run 39 medals for each Seine Boat race and up to 7 individual awards) and a suitable ‘Sporting Club of the Day’ trophy. These can be sponsored. The medals will be ordered through the Federation.
APX 1.5 Programme
Produce a commemorative ‘Programme’ for the championships that will accurately reflect the importance/status of the event. Space must be reserved in the programme for addresses by the Federation President and Chairman. Additionally, draw and result sheets for every race category must be included along with the previous year’s results. In addition prominent space must also be reserved for the Federation’s Main Sponsor.
APX 1.6 Blessing of the Boats
Arrange an Ecumenical ‘Blessing of the Boats’ ceremony to take place before the day’s racing on the Saturday morning.
APX 1.7 Opening Ceremony
Arrange an Opening Ceremony on the Friday night of such standard that reflects the importance and status of the Championships.
APX 1.8 Entertainments Programme
Arrange and provide a good entertainments programme for both adults and young people for each evening over the course of the weekend with particular emphasis on youth entertainment
APX 1.9 Boat Storage
Provide a manned, safe and secure storage area convenient to the venue for the overnight parking and supervision of the boats and equipment.
APX 1.10 Parking
Provide adequate car and coach parking facilities at a location convenient to the championships with a good traffic management system in operation around the environs of the championships.
APX 1.11 Toilets
Provide adequate toilet facilities for all spectators and competitors.
APX 1.12 Boats Required
The Host must provide the following craft which are to be fully manned and available for the duration of the championships:
- 2 Stewards Launches which are capable of keeping up with the races and do not produce excessive wash. One of these will follow the racing while the other will station itself behind the turning buoys. Stewards boats must have working toilets on board.
- At least 1 Course Maintenance Boat.
- 2 fast Safety Boats with a combined capacity to pick up/rescue at least 10 persons.
- A Commentators Boat that is capable of keeping up with the races and does not produce an excessive wash.
- Any other boats that may be requested by the Federation to ensure the smooth running of the Championships.
APX 1.13 The Course
Starting line and turning buoys must be laid to the very highest standard possible. All 3 sets of turning buoys and starting line must be laid in a straight line. The hosts must be able to satisfy the Federation that they can and will lay the course to the required standard otherwise the Federation may hire a Course Layer. (See rule J.3)
- Lay 2 sets of turning buoys to permit races of 800 & 1500 meters distance. All ropes must be properly weighted with no lose ends & all buoys to be properly spaced, numbered and coloured as per rule No. 8
- Lay a starting line. All ropes must be properly weighted with no lose ends and all buoys must be properly numbered as per rule No. 8
- All buoys should be maintained at 10 fathoms apart.
- Lay Dan Buoys to the inner and outer extremities of each set of turning buoys to mark the course.
- Lay a Dan buoy bearing a Red flag (Race Recall buoy) 35 meters from the Starting line along the outside of the course.
- In accordance with rule 5, The course should be in place and ready for inspection by the Thursday immediately prior to the event.
- Any changes or corrections to the course which may be requested by the Inspection Team must be facilitated.
APX 1.14 Start / Finish Line Enclosure
Provide a suitable Stewards Enclosure on the Start/Finish line. This enclosure must be securely cordoned off from the public with security personnel if required. It must provide adequate shelter from the elements and must be furnished with ample seating and tables as may be specified by the Stewards. An ample power supply should be maintained.
APX 1.15 Public Address System
Provide a public address system of the highest standard, capable of being clearly heard by all boats on the starting line, at all crew changing areas and various stages along the course to provide an adequate service to the viewing public.
APX 1.16 Launching / Landing Facilities
Provide Launching and Landing facilities capable of safely and efficiently handling for all boats participating in the event. All landing stations must be supervised to maintain safe crew changeovers.
APX 1.17 ID Checking Station
A designated and marked landing station should be provided for the checking of crew IDs.
APX 1.18 Two Way Radios
Provide an adequate and reliable supply of two-way radios to maintain an efficient communication between the Officer of the Day, Shore Judges/Starter and Boat Judges, Stewards, Course Maintenance personnel, Safety Boat crews, Ambulance crew(s) & Traffic Co-ordinator(s), etc. In addition an adequate recharge/battery replacement facility and spare radios to provide backup in case of failures must be provided. The exact number of sets required to be discussed and agreed with the hosts. Racing shall not proceed unless all personnel required to be equipped with two-way radio are so equipped.
APX 1.19 Race Commentary
Provide a separate two-way radio linkup between the Race Commentator and the public address system so that the race commentary is not interrupted during radio conversations between Stewards.
APX 1.20 Video Cameras
- Provide Video Camera with playback facility and TV monitor and Video playback machine on start/finish line. Must be of sufficient quality to permit easy distinction of all boats on line. When required an operator must be in attendance.
- Provide additional Video Camera with playback facility for stewards launch. Must be of sufficient quality to permit easy distinction of all boats. An operator must be in attendance.
- Provide additional Video Camera with playback facility on a boat anchored at a safe distance behind the turning buoys. Must be of sufficient quality to permit easy distinction of all boats. An operator must be in attendance.
APX 1.21 Hearing Committee Room
Provide suitable room for hearing committee room. Provide a TV monitor and Video playback machine in the Hearing Committee room. Must be of sufficient quality to permit easy distinction of all boats on view. When required an operator must be in attendance.
APX 1.22 Audible Starting/Finishing Device
Provide a suitable Audible Device for the Start & Finish of all races such as a Starters Gun, Air Horns or Electronic Ping Device with an adequate supply of blank cartridges/refills to cover the championships in their entirety. The supplied device must be agreeable to the Federation and must be loud enough to be clearly heard on the outside of the start/finish line and from the outside lane at the recall buoy. Where necessary, a suitably positioned remote speaker system must be utilised.
APX 1.23 Presentation Platform
Provide a suitable Presentation platform with easy access for medal recipients and including a trophy display stand, adequate lighting (awards usually occur around dusk) and public address facilities.
APX 1.24 Food / Refreshments
Provide snacks/light meals and refreshments for Stewards (Boat & Shore), Officials, ID Checkers, Service Crews and other personnel as is reasonably required during the course of the day. Particular emphasis should be paid to those personnel who are stuck out on boats without regular breaks.
APX 1.25 Safety
Provide a Local Safety Officer with a good knowledge and understanding of the local conditions who will liaise with the Federation Safety Officer.
APX 1.26 Personnel
Provide adequate liaison personnel to coordinate all aspects of the event.
APX 1.27 First Aid
Provide an ambulance/first aid team onsite and have a doctor and cardiac ambulance on call.
APX 1.28 Contact Details
Furnish a full list of contacts: names, addresses, telephone No.’s & e-mail of those who from the club / association which are hosting the event.
APX 1.29 Rule Book
Provide the Federation with a copy of the Host Association’s Rules Book.
APX 1.30 Changing Facilities
If possible, provide crew-changing facilities in case of wet weather conditions.
APX 1.31 Local Boat Owners
All spectator and ancillary craft must remain outside of the steward’s launch and obey the instructions of the stewards at all times. Local boat owners should be made aware of this requirement.
APX 1.32 Results Board
Provide in a prominent location, a suitable Results Information Point (or points). This Results Information Point should contain regularly updated Race Draws, Race Results and other relevant information in an agreed format that can be easily accessed, read and understood by those attending the championships.
APX 1.33 Flag Poles
Provide suitable flagpoles for the flying of the Federation Flag and where appropriate the National Flag.
APX 1.35 Federation Flag
During the Course of the Championships the hosts are responsible for the raising, lowering and safe care of the Federation flag.
APX 1.36 Merchandising
- Provide a covered/sheltered stand with storage space for the sale of Federation goods. This must be sited in a prominent position so as to maximise its potential.
- No sellers/hawkers to be permitted to sell goods that will interfere with or jeopardise the Federations revenue earning or fund raising potential. It is expressly forbidden for goods bearing the Federation logo or similar logos, or using the name ‘All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships’ or variations or derivatives of that name without the Federation’s written consent. Any unauthorised sellers of such goods must be immediately removed from the vicinity of the Championships.
- All sellers/hawkers must have the Federation’s permission to sell goods or services. Any unauthorised sellers must be immediately removed from the vicinity of the Championships.
Appendix 2: Celtic Yawl Boat
2.1 Celtic Yawl Information
Details of the boat are as follows:
- Boat Designer: Rob Jacob.
- Design Owners: Irish Coastal Rowing Federation Ltd.
- Class Name: Celtic Yawl.
- Design Speed: Approximately 6 knots.
- Design Weight: Circa 150 Kgs. A tolerance of +/- 1% is permitted.
- Gate Positions: The centreline of the pin anchoring each gate must be 250mm from the front edge* of the corresponding seat with a permitted tolerance of +/- 5mm. (*this is the edge of the seat facing the stern of the boat).
Exception: All boats built and handed over to their new club owners prior to 27th May 2015 are deemed to be fully compliant and as such, insofar as the positioning of the gate pins are concerned, are deemed to be legal and entitled to be used in all competition.
- Advertising: It is permitted on the boats but shall be limited in size. Details of this are available from the ICRF Secretary.
- Maintenance: Strict maintenance rules apply. Details of this are available from the Secretary of the Federation.
- Modifications: No modifications whatsoever are permitted to the design of the Celtic One Design Boat. Refer to rules N.9 Boat Alterations & N.10 Boat Scrutiny.
Choice of Boat Builder/Supplier is a matter entirely at the discretion of each individual club and the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation does not have a preference for which boat builder/supplier any club should decide to purchase a boat(s) from.
John Keohane, Elite Coastal Rowing:
Address: Kilmacsimon Quay, Innishannon, Bandon, Co. Cork
Tel: 087 925 2457
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roddy O’Connor, CustomWorks:
Address: Unit 3, Portgate Business Park, Raffeen Bridge, Monkstown, Cork
Tel: 086 8358500
E mail: email@example.com
2.2 Boat Ordering Procedure
In order to ensure that all new Celtic Yawls are fully compliant with the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation requirements and the Celtic Yawl One-Design specifications and are therefore legal for use in all competitions specifically intended for Celtic Yawls, A Representative or Agent of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation must be in attendance when each and every boat is handed over to its new owners or to a representatives acting on behalf of the new owners. It is therefore essential that the ICRF is advised every time that an order is placed for a new boat or boats.
Procedure to be followed:
- As soon as an order has been placed with a Boat Builder, an advice should be sent by e-mail to the ICRF Secretary simply stating that an order has been placed for a new boat (or boats) stating:
- The Club placing the order,
- The Builder the order has been placed with and
- The number of boats ordered.
- An approximate delivery time-frame if available.
- In order to arrange the attendance of a Representative or Agent of the ICRF, a minimum of one week’s notice must then be given to the ICRF Secretary, of the location, date and preferred time of the handover of each new boat. The ICRF shall endeavor to have a Representative or Agend attend at that time but If necessary, an alternative time (or date) can be mutually agreed.
2.3 New Boat Handover Procedure
A Representative or Agent of the ICRF must be in attendance at the time of the handover of all new Celtic Yawls in order to oversee that each boat is compliant with the Celtic Yawl One-Design specifications.
- In particular, a weight docket must be available for inspection (and if requested, retention) to show that the weight is compliant.
- The positions of the gate pins must be measured in the presence of the ICRF Representative or Agent to show that they are compliant with the specifications.
- Any other specifications which may be deemed appropriate in the future.
- Ensure that the new owners are satisfied that everything is in order.
If any boat is handed over to its new owners or their representatives in the absence an ICRF Representative, or if either the Boat Builder or the new owners of any new boat fail to co-operate with this regimen, the boat will be ineligible for use in any race intended solely for Celtic Yawls and may/will be prevented from taking part in any races or regattas.
Appendix 3: Fees & Fines
|Affiliation Fees||Associations:||€20.00||Northern Ireland based clubs shall pay the £Sterling equivalent as applies on the day of the payment.|
|Club Entry Fee (per club)||€50.00|
|Race Entry Fee (per crew)||€20.00|
|ID Card Registration Fee||€10.00|
|Garda Vetting Fee (This fee is passed on to the Vetting Facilitating Service Provider)||€7.50|
|Fine for Crew Failing to Appear on the Line without prior notice||€100.00|
|Fine for Failing to Wear Club Colours (per individual)||€20.00|
|Fine for Failing to correctly display Boat Number||€50.00|
|Fine for the late return or non-return of a trophy (per trophy)||€100.00|
|Fine for failing to return a trophy in a fit state for presentation (per trophy)||€100.00|
|Fine for return of a trophy in a damaged condition that requires repair or replacement.
|Fine For Failure of an Association to provide stewards
(per steward, per day)
Appendix 4: This Appendix is not used
Appendix 5: Race Categories and Qualifying Criteria
|Course / Distance||Category||Gender||Boat|
|Under 12 Beginners||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 12||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 12 Girls||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 14||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 14 Girls||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 16 Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Ladies Sprint||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Men’s Sprint||Male Only||Celtic Yawl|
|St. Ayles Skiff Ladies||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.12|
|St. Ayles Skiff Men||Male Only||Refer to Rule H.12|
|St. Ayles Skiff Mixed||Maximum Two Men||Refer to Rule H.12|
|Donegal Skiff Mixed||Maximum Two Men||Refer to Rule H.13|
|Masters Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Masters Men||Male Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Mixed Masters||Maximum Two Men||Celtic Yawl|
|Veteran Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Veteran Men||Male Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Mixed Veterans||Maximum Two Men||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 16||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 18||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 18 Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Under 21 Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Pre-Veteran Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Pre-Veteran Men||Male Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Pre-Veteran Mixed||Maximum Two Men||Celtic Yawl|
|Senior Mixed||Maximum Two Men||Celtic Yawl|
|Timber Yawl Ladies||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.11|
|Timber Yawl Men||Male Only||Refer to Rule H.11|
|Heritage U18||Male &/or Female||Refer to Rule H.10|
|Heritage U18 Girls||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.10|
|Heritage Ladies||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.10|
|Open Classic Ladies||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.7|
|Junior Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Senior Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Intermediate Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Heritage Men||Male Only||Refer to Rule H.10|
|Under 21||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Intermediate||Male &/or Female||Celtic Yawl|
|Open Classic Men||Male Only||Refer to Rule H.7|
|Junior Men||Male Only||Celtic Yawl|
|Senior Men||Male Only||Celtic Yawl|
|East Coast Skiffs Men||Male Only||East Coast Skiffs|
|Straight Line Course||Open Sprint Men||Male Only||Refer to Rule H.7|
|Open Sprint Ladies||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.7|
|Seine Boat Race Men||Male Only||Refer to Rule H.8|
|Seine Boat Race Ladies||Female Only||Refer to Rule H.8|
|Celtic Longboat Men||Male Only||Celtic Longboat|
|Celtic Longboat Ladies||Female Only||Celtic Longboat|
Appendix 6: Club Numbers
|6||Ballyheigue||KCRA||39||Over the Water||KCRA||72||Airport Police & Fire Service||ISSRA|
|18||Dundrum||Down||51||83||Chloich Cheann Fhaola (CCF)||DCRA|
|23||Dalkey||ECRC||56||Inver Colpa||ISSRA||87||Tullaghan Bay||Mayo|
Executive Board of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation
President: . . . . Bill Deasy . . . Myross RC
Chairman: . . . Mary B. Teahan . . Cromane RC
Vice-Chairman: . . . Noel Matthews . . Bray RC
Secretary: . . . . Elaine Nelson . . Glenarm RC
Treasurer: . . . Johanna King . . Cromane RC
Communications Officer: . Paul Lynham . . Troll RC
Child Protection Officer (North): Elaine Nelson . . Glenarm RC
Child Protection Officer (South): Anne Marie Magee . Cloughaneely RC
National Safety Officer: . Mike O’Mahoney . Myross RC
Registrar: . . . . Marguerite Carley . Troll RC
Development Officer (North): Leonard Lawson . Portaferry CRC
Development Officer (South): Joe McAllister . . Cromane RC
- Bill Deasy shall serve as Honorary President of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation until the 2022 Annual General Meeting when the position shall be open for election again.
- Elaine Nelson & Anne Marie Magee are appointed to serve as Child Protection Officers of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation until the 2024.