Coastal Rowing 3

What the sea oar sees – a different take on coastal rowing from  St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dún Laoghaire.

peggy-bawn-pressWhich reminds us… we hugely enjoyed a 2013 summer’s day at the seaside watching the coastal rowing at Wicklow Regatta; scampi, haddock tails, ice cream et al.

Coastal Rowing Wicklow 1 20130805_150152

Showing colours.
(Iain McAllister)

Coastal Rowing Wicklow Regatta 2 20130805_151435

Tethered start.
(Iain McAllister)


St. Manntan, built by M. & L. Hunkin, Fowey, Cornwall.
(Iain McAllister)


Wicklow Rowing Club’s St. Manntan. Proper job.
(Iain McAllister)


Wicklow Harbour alive with boats on Regatta day.
(Iain McAllister)


The swell suggests it’s rougher outside.
(Iain McAllister)

Thanks to John O’Regan.

If you’re wondering what happened to Coastal Rowing 2this is rightly it.

peggy-bawn-pressBuy Martin Black’s G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design here. G.L. Watson is strongly associated with rowing tradition, both with his designs for ship’s boats, and with his pulling and sailing lifeboats for the RNLI.



About Peggy Bawn Press

496pg biography of Scottish yacht designer, George Lennox Watson (1851-1904). Significant book on the history of yacht design & the development of modern yachting. Beautifully illustrated. Many photographs previously unpublished.
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