Saints Coastal Regatta

Saints Regatta 2023 will take place on 8-9th September and, following last year’s hugely successful event, we hope to cement St Andrews as a premier coastal rowing venue.​

8 – 9 September 2023
  • East Sands Beach, St Andrews

The University of St Andrews Boat Club is pleased to announce Saints Regatta 2023.This will be the second time Saints Regatta has run in its coastal form, following on from last year’s successful event. We will offer training and Student categories on the Friday, and Open and Junior categories on the Saturday.

Events offered

  • Women’s Coastal 1x
  • Men’s Coastal 1x
  • Mixed Coastal 2x
  • Mixed Coastal 4x+

Juniors must be under the age of 18 on the 1st September preceding the event. In the mixed events not more than 50% of the crew (excluding coxes) may be male. A Scottish Rowing Competitive Member license or Scottish Rowing Overseas license is required to enter.

Entry fees

  • M/W C1x: £35
  • Mix C2x: £60
  • Mix C4x+ £120

University clubs may enter their top ranked Male and Female after Friday’s racing in Saturday’s Open Solos event, for 50% of the entry fee. Students will otherwise not be allowed to compete in Saturday’s Open events due to tidal restrictions on the length of the racing day. Please indicate via email if you would like to take up this entry place.


Entries for this year’s Saints Coastal Regatta will open on Friday 11th August and close on Friday 1st September at 7pm. Entries can be made via the form below, please email the completed form (one per club) to [email protected]

Saints Regatta 2023 Entry Sheet

Beach Sprints

Beach Sprints is an emerging international discipline that starts with a run on the beach of between 10m and 50m. After entering the boat, the boat slaloms around two buoys then turns around a third buoy at 250m and rows straight back to the beach before one of the rowers exits the boat and runs to the finish line.

Boats (but not blades) provided.

Saints Regatta EVENT NOTICE


Please find the results of this year’s event below.

Saints Regatta Results 2023

Get in touch

If you would like more information about the Home International Rowing (HIR) Beach Sprints event, please contact the Director of Rowing or the Boat Club’s regatta committee.