Coastal Sculling is sculling’s wilder cousin which comes in two main formats: Endurance (Offshore) and Beach Sprints.

Coastal boat sitting on a beach

The Endurance races take place over 4km for heats and 6km courses for finals and either start and/or finish off a beach or out at sea. This is the race for you if you’re wanting to challenge yourself over longer distances.

Beach Sprint races are much faster taking place straight off a beach. Rowers start by running 10-50m to their boat from a starting point on the beach before jumping in their boat and slaloming out 250m, spinning and sprinting the boat back before finally dismounting on the beach and running to the finish.


Scottish Rowing Beach Sprint Championships 2024 

The inaugural Scottish Rowing Beach Sprint Championships, part of the Four Nations Beach Sprint Series, will be taking place on Saturday 18th May at East Sands, St Andrews.

Championship racing will be offered in Junior, Senior and Masters (40+) age groups across Coastal Solos (1x), Mixed Doubles (2x) and Mixed Quad Sculls (4x+).  Pool boats will be provided and competitors just need to arrange their own sculling oars.

Full details of the events offered, provisional running order and entry details can be found in the Event Information Document.

Event Running Order 

The Scottish Rowing Beach Sprint Championships are being supported by the University of St AndrewsSwift Racing Boats and Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

Competitors wishing to enjoy a short break in St Andrews over the Championship weekend can benefit from Scottish Rowing’s partnership with Abbeyford Leisure with a 25% discount available on a 3 night stay (Fri – Mon) in one of their luxury holiday homes at the St Andrews Holiday Park overlooking East Sands.

To request a promocode for Abbeyford Leisure or for any other queries relating to the Scottish Rowing Beach Sprint Championships please email