Belfast Sprints Saturday 18th May 2013

Belfast Sprints Saturday 18th May 2013

The racing takes place on the Lagan at Belfast and given kind weather it is a very pleasant place to enjoy a day’s sport.The coaches would encourage all parents / relatives to come and support family members in Belfast as they represent Bann Rowing Club..

Please visit the following sites for directions and information on the day’s racing: –


A total of 2 minibuses will leave from the boathouse on Saturday morning at 7.30am.


The cost of travel and entrance fees is dependent on the number of events entered: –

One event   –        £16.00

Two events  –        £22.00

Transport has been provided for all athletes, should you choose not to use it you will still owe the fees as above.  It is important that you tell the coaches beforehand , if your son/daughter will not be travelling on the coach.

Please bring the correct money on Saturday morning 

All athletes are required to have

  • A Bann Racing Top
  • Change of clothes.
  • Enough food to last them for the day (Some food may be purchased at Belfast  boathouse but this should not be solely relied on.

We hope to be back in Coleraine for 7:30pm at the latest.  Coaches should be in a position to know approximately when the various buses will return as the day progresses.  They in turn will keep the athletes informed who can then contact home to arrange collection.


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