British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

The 2024 British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships will take place in St Andrews in Scotland from 10-11 August. Further details will be published here nearer the time.

See also the British Rowing Offshore Championships for endurance coastal sculling races.

Beach Sprint rowing

10-11 August 2024 | St Andrews, Scotland


What are Beach Sprints?

The Beach Sprint format is ideal for agile and skilled scullers with a performance background, from either coastal or river rowing.

It starts with a sprint on the beach for one person from each crew. After entering the boat, the boat slaloms around buoys, turns around and rows straight back to the beach before one of the crew exits the boat and runs to the finish line.

About St Andrews West Sands Beach

St Andrews West Sands Beach is famous as the location for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire. The beach extends for almost two miles of uninterrupted golden sand, backed with dunes and the world-renowned golf course.

BeachSprint racer diving for the line


Results from previous years



At British Rowing we rely on our amazing volunteers to make our events a success. We are always on the look out for people who want to help out – no rowing experience is required and everyone is welcome.

Please register via our Volunteer Hub:

Register to Volunteer

If you have any questions, please just email us at

Beach Sprint volunteer

Retail Village 2024

Each of our Championship events has a retail village for boats, blades, clothing, gifts and more. If you are interested in booking a pitch, please just email James Lee for details.

Retail stand