The National Rowing Centre hosts the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships this weekend. The inland venue might seem an unusual choice, but the option of running 10 generally fair lanes and the onsite facilities are seen as big advantages by the organisers.
More than 1400 competitors are entered in 300 crews. Passage West from East Cork carried off the big prizes in fours for women and men in Schull last year, but Kilmacsimon and Courtmacsherry have been strong in recent competition.
The Championships will be hosted by Rosscarbery Rowing Club who should be a force at underage level, as will Whitegate from East Cork and Kilmacsimon.
Out pictures show action from the Championships last year in Schull.