Section C: Regulations & General Instructions
C.1 Application of Rules at All Irelands and other Regattas
The “All Ireland” and all other regattas, where two or more associations are taking part, shall be run under the auspices and rules of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation. Federation rules shall be enforced by the Executive on the days of the All Ireland. However should an incident or situation occur which is not specifically covered by the Federation rules, then the Host Association’s rules shall apply to that specific incident.
Any Individual or Group who believes that He/She/They has been discriminated against is strongly encouraged to report their concerns to the Secretary or any other appropriate Officer who will arrange for the matter to be thoroughly investigated and for appropriate action to be taken.
The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation Ltd treats all incidents of Discrimination extremely seriously and will take appropriate action against any individuals, groups or affiliates found to be guilty of discriminatory behaviour on any of the above grounds.
Section D: Fees
D.1 Setting of Fees
Any changes to current fees or introduction of new fees shall be decided upon and set by the Board. Please See Appendix 3 for details of fees.
D.2 Affiliation Fee
Each club & association shall pay an affiliation fee to the Federation on an annual basis. Please See Appendix 3 for details of fees.
D.3 Club Entry Fee
In order to participate in the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships, each club must pay an entry fee. The fee must be paid at the time of submission of the Club Entry form. In addition, each club shall also pay a Race Entry fee for each crew entered in the Championships. This fee must be paid at the time of submission of the Race Entry forms. Please See Appendix 3 for details of fees.
D.4 Financial Assistance to the Host Club
In the event that there is no alternative financial support from the Federation, the Club Entry Fees will be divided equally between the Host Association and the Federation.
Section E: Results, Awards, Medals, etc.
E.1 Official Results
- Results called immediately following a race shall be deemed to be ‘Provisional Results’. If no objections or appeals are submitted within 30 minutes of the conclusion of a race the result will become ‘Final’ and will stand. If valid objections or appeals to the outcome of the race are submitted within 30 minutes of the finish of a race the result will remain ‘Provisional’ pending a final decision by the Hearing Committee. (A valid Objection/Appeal should be submitted on the appropriate form and signed by an authorised Club Officer and accompanied by the correct deposit)
- Provided there have been no disqualifications and no Objections or Appeals lodged within the given time, immediately upon the expiry of the 30 minutes after the conclusion of a race, the Official Race Results shall be announced by the Start Line.
- If an Objection or Appeal is lodged within the given time, the Official Race Results shall not be publicly announced until the decision of the Hearing Committee has first been notified to the Club Captain(s) of those clubs affected by the decision.
E.2 Special Award for Services to Rowing
The Federation and each association may if they so choose, nominate an individual who merits special recognition for services to the sport of coastal rowing. Those individuals may have worked at Club, Association or Federation level in any capacity. An inscribed gold medal will be presented to each of the nominees at the prize giving ceremonies at the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in recognition of their dedication to the sport.
E.3 Sporting Club of the Day Award
The Federation or Federation appointed individual or committee shall award the ‘Sporting Club of the Day’ trophy to the club that in their opinion merits such an award. The Federation may if it so wishes set down the criteria upon which this decision is made. Examples of such criteria are: Good Sportsmanship, Club Spirit, Consistent wearing of Club Colours, Consistent Punctual turn out for the start of races, etc.
Only official Irish Coastal Rowing Federation (All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship) medals shall be awarded to the first three crews in each race. No alternatives. Only the Stewards/Federation Officials shall have the right to decide on who are the recipients of these medals based on the results of the races. No official All-Ireland medals to be awarded for unauthorised races or to unauthorised individuals. In the event of a tie, medals shall be awarded to placed crews in accordance with the conditions stipulated in rule J.13.
E.5 Perpetual Trophies
All Perpetual trophies remain the property of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation and must be maintained in pristine condition by the holders. All trophies lost or damaged whilst in the safekeeping of a club or association must be replaced or made good.
All Perpetual trophies remain the property of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation and
must be maintained in pristine condition by the holders. All trophies will be issued in a clean and presentable condition and free from damage.
All trophies must be returned the ICRF no later than at the Draw meeting preceding the Championships where they will be subject to inspection.
If in the view of the ICRF, a trophy is not in a fit state for presentation, its cleaning will be arranged by the ICRF prior to the upcoming Championships. A fine will be levied by the ICRF on the Club for returning the trophy in an unfit condition for presentation. Where multiple trophies have been returned in an unfit condition for reissue a separate fine will be levied on the Club for each trophy returned unfit for reissue.
If a trophy is returned in a damaged state, the ICRF will arrange at its discretion, for repairs to be carried out or for the purchase of a replacement trophy of similar quality. The full cost of repair or replacement will be levied on the Club. In addition to this charge, a fine will be levied on the Club for returning the trophy in a condition unfit for re-presentation.
Where multiple trophies have been returned in a damaged condition the ICRF will arrange for the repair or replacement of each of the damaged trophies. The full cost of repair and/or replacement will be levied by the ICRF on the Club. In addition to the repair charges, fines will be levied by the ICRF on the Club for each trophy returned in an unfit condition.
Section F: Traditional & Regional Boats
F.1 Traditional / Regional Classes of Rowing Boats
- The East Coast Skiff is recognised as the traditional rowing boat of the East Coast Rowing Council and its affiliated clubs.
- The Cork Timber Yawl is recognised as the traditional rowing boat of both the Coastal Rowing Association and the South West Coast Yawl Rowing Association and their affiliated clubs.
- The Slaney Cot is recognised as the traditional rowing boat of the Wexford Coastal Rowing Association and the Slaney Rowing Association and their affiliated clubs.
- The Antrim Gig is recognised as the traditional rowing boat of the Antrim Coast Rowing Association and its affiliated clubs.
- The Kerry 4-Oar, the Seine Boat & the Killarney Six are recognised as traditional rowing boats of the Kerry Coastal Rowing Association and its affiliated clubs.
- The Sligo Skiff is recognised as the traditional rowing boat of the Sligo & Roscommon Rowing Association and its affiliated clubs.
- The Donegal Skiff, Donegal Punt & the Currach are recognised as the traditional rowing boats of the Donegal Coastal Rowing Association and its affiliated clubs.
- The Ayles Skiff is recognised as the traditional rowing boat of the Down Coastal Rowing Association and its affiliated clubs.
- The Celtic Longboat, the Pembrokeshire Longboat and the Bean Treasa Yawl are recognised as the traditional rowing boats of the Irish Sea, Sea Rowing Association and its affiliated clubs.
- The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation is happy to acknowledge the status of the above classes of boats and supports the promotion and continued utilisation of these boats in their respective areas of operation.
- The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation further acknowledges that it has no desire nor intent now, or at any time in the future to see the eventual replacement of these classes at local level with the Celtic Yawl.