Coastal Rowing

What is Coastal Rowing?

Coastal rowing is a brilliant activity that’s enjoying a renaissance in Scotland and across Europe. There are now more than 45 clubs in Scotland with more than 2,000 rowers. This renaissance is no surprise to us: being out on the ocean, enjoying the fresh air, working with a team and having fun is something we all want in life.

What’s special about the Cullen Sea School Rowers?

The Cullen Sea School Rowers are a relatively new group, set up in November 2016, with active members ranging from under 16 to over 70. At times, we’ve had 30 rowers on the beach at Cullen with all of us enjoying the social chit-chat that comes with the sport. Interested in both the fun side of life – by welcoming new rowers and showing them the basics – and the more competitive side – by entering into national regattas – there is really something here for everyone.

What makes us even more special, perhaps, is the chance for the rowers to be involved in building and repairing the Skiffs themselves; we have a fully functioning small boat-building workshop onsite and three retired shipwrights with all the skills to keep us right. Building, naming, launching and rowing on our very own St Ayles’ Skiff has been an incredible experience for our current members.  On that note, our second skiff is almost complete which will allow us to cater for even more rowers!

And finally, not forgetting our regular social events, where a dram, a dish and some good music is order of the day.

What equipment do I need?

The great Scottish Outdoors requires you to dress in lots of layers (even if it is warm on land), with a good waterproof jacket. We recommend bringing wellies if you don’t like getting your feet wet. We supply life-jackets, which are compulsory.

How do I get involved?

Coastal Rowing at Cullen is weather-permitting and tide-permitting which means that the times of our sessions differ every week. If the conditions are right, we row every Saturday and Sunday, as well as Wednesday and Friday evenings during the lighter summer months.

You are welcome to come along for a taster session free-of-charge and, once you’re hooked, become a Cullen Sea School member. Please look at our 3HA Cullen Sea School Prices page for membership prices.

Ready to join in yet? Please call 01542 840830 or visit the School to get more information.

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