Riverside Regatta

We are pleased to announce we are holding a rowing event on the Glasgow September Weekend – Sat 24 & Sun 25 September – with racing on the Saturday and a fun convoy into the city on the Sunday.


The Regatta will take place on the stretch of the River Clyde upriver from the Tall Ship Glenlee, which is moored alongside the Riverside Museum. There will be races on Saturday 24 September from 1100 and an informal event on the river on Sunday 25th for crews staying over.

There is a large slipway for launching skiffs beyond the stern of Glenlee, which can also be used for crew changeovers. There is also access to the floating pontoons in Kelvin Harbour.


Entries will be accepted from clubs that are members of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association.

Races will be a mix of sprints and longer races of about 2km.

There is no entry fee.

No more than six skiffs can be accommodated and entries received after that number have been accepted will be given the option to be placed on a reserve list.

Please give Glasgow Coastal Rowing Club as much notice as possible.

To enter, or for further information, please contact admin@rowglasgow.org.uk

Saturday Races

Sprints shall all be open events, running from 1100 until about 1230 on the Saturday.
Clubs are encouraged to form ad hoc crews and take part as often as time permits.
The course will be about 250 metres from a pontoon start.
Skiffs race in pairs.
Longer races shall be offered over a course of about 2km from 1300.


Entries are invited in six classes as follows:

  • Men/Womens/Mixed Open
  • Men/Womens/Mixed 45+

Glasgow Coastal Rowing Club reserves the right to combine or split classes depending on entries received.

Sunday Event

This will take the form of a parade in company from the Riverside to the City Centre and back, with the possibility of crew changes at various pontoons on the way. The precise format will be advised at close of play on Saturday.


Saturday 24 September (times BST)

High Water 07.26 4.19 metres
Low Water 13.23 1.48 do
High Water 19.55 4.1 do

Sunday 25 September

Low Water 01.59 1.4 metres
High Water 08.35 3.9 do
Low Water 14.33 1.71 do
High Water 21.06 3.98 do

Risk Statement and the Rules of Racing

The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is that of her crew alone.

Skiff racing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each crew agrees and acknowledges that:

  1. They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event
  2. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore
  3. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions
  4. Their boat is in good order, equipped to take part in the event and each member of their crew is fit to participate
  5. The provision of a race management team, any patrol boat and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities
  6. Crews will ensure that any young persons taking part are accompanied by a responsible adult and acknowledge that the Glasgow Coastal Rowing Club and its members have no responsibility for such persons

Lifejackets must be worn by all crew members at all times.

All racing will be held under the current edition of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association which should be viewed on the SCRA website. Club officials, Coxswains and Crews should all make themselves aware of the content of the rules of racing prior to attending.

When encountering other craft crews must abide by the International Rules for Prevention of Collision at Sea, in particular Rule 9b which states that “a vessel of less than 20m in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway”.

There should be no large ship movements in the regatta venue. Sadly but mercifully PS Waverley will be at Tower Bridge on the Thames.

Measurement Rules

All Skiffs should comply with the Measurement Rules for the St Ayles skiff issued by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association and should carry the recommended equipment.


Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2,000,000 per event or the equivalent.

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