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Coastal rowing boats open up access to a whole new range of waterways, with their stability making them a great option for learners. Coastals are forgiving of crew differences, which makes them ideally suited to blended crews made up 'on the day' - ideal for social rowing outings.
I learned to row years ago in a Corporate Challenge event at the Nelson Rowing Club. I'm a regular rower, active in the Club, and I volunteer at regattas as often as possible, especially at Lake Ruataniwha.

I was part of the group at Nelson Rowing Club to host the FISA World Rowing Tour in 2019, using Swift Coastal Quads to row in the Top of the South Island. Since then we've rowed Swift Coastal boats on a variety of waterways. There's nothing quite like a rowing 'journey'.

We travelled to China in 2019 to attend the World Champs of Beach Sprint racing (Shenzen) and the long course event in Hong Kong Harbour. We worked alongside the team from Swift Racing International, boat suppliers for the Hong Kong World Champs. In 2022 we went to the World Coastal Champs in Wales, working alongside the international 'Swiftees', and supporting a small group of NZ elite rowers competing. From the nine events they entered, the team brought home five medals - an outstanding result.

We've worked with the Nelson Rowing Club to stage the National Beach Sprint Champs in Nelson in 2021,2022 and 2023, each event bigger than the one before. in 2024 we will be working with the Porirua Rowing Club to run the event at Titahi Bay, May 4&5.

I'm always happy to talk about Coastal Rowing and Swift boats. Contact me by phone or email anytime.

Sally Knight 


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