Coastal Rowing Noosa


Stuartholme Girls check out Coastal Rowing – Holy Sherbet!

Published Wed 13 Jul 2022

Students from Stuartholme Girls school in Brisbane who tried out their rowing skills on heavier, more stable coastal rowing boats on Sunday 10 July have raved about the experience.

The 32 girls, led by Director of Rowing Emma McCarthy, joined Coastal Rowing Noosa (CRN) members for an adventure on the Noosa bar waves in wet and blustery conditions.

According to CRN Boat Captain, Ann Harrap, there were a few ‘holy sherbets’ as the girls rowed out over the bar waves but plenty of excitement on the way in as they surfed the swells and easily crested the wash of other boats.

“These Stuartholme girls are good, strong rowers and they adapted to the coastal rowing boats extremely well,” Ms Harrap said.

“They were a bit uncertain at first, thinking they were going to be trying out surf boat rowing. Then they realised the rigging, seats and slide structure is the same as in fine boats and they were keen to give it a try. There were no difficulties at all which was a testament to the stability of the boats and the skills of the girls.”

Coastal Rowing Noosa welcomes individuals, schools and clubs for casual row opportunities, particularly in the lead up to the inaugural Australian Coastal Rowing Championships on Noosa main beach in August. Contact Ann on 0432141308.