Coastal Rowing Noosa


CRN welcomes visiting Brisbane rowers

Published Tue 05 Apr 2022

CRN showcased coastal rowing to several members of the Brisbane-based Grammarians and Dragons rowing clubs on Saturday 2 April.  According to Boat Captain, Ann Harrap, CRN is keen to offer rowing opportunities for clubs in Brisbane affected by flooding, as well as promote the sport of coastal rowing before the inaugural Australian championships in August.

"We know a number of clubs have had damage to facilities or have had to move their boats.  For those club members who may be on holidays in Noosa or visiting for the weekend, we can help overcome any rowing withdrawl symptoms by offering an exiciting and different rough-water alternative," Ms Harrap said.

"On 2 April we took two quads of mixed Brisbane and Noosa crews over the Noosa bar and into Laguna Bay in near perfect conditions.  The sea was shimmering and there were some terrific rolling swells to navigate on the bar on the way out and catch on the way back."

Ms Harrap said that after crossing Laguna Bay the crews welcomed the opportunity to surf a wave onto Noosa main beach for a mid-row coffee break at Sails.  

"It's a decent row along the river, over the bar and into Laguna Bay so it's nice to take a bit of time out and watch the kayakers, lifesavers and swimmers all enjoying the beach as much as we are," Ms Harrap said.

CRN members row Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the week and every Saturday morning.  Any registered rowers from other clubs are most welcome to join in those rows or make arrangements with CRN for a club-specific outing.  Any clubs interested in training or preparing for the National Coastal Rowing Championships to be held in Noosa in August should also contact CRN to discuss opportunities.