This Saturday, 16th May, is the Belfast Sprints Regatta on the Boathouse straight in Stranmillis.
The racing will commence at 10-00am with the first RBAI crews taking to the water at 10-48am. The races will be coming down the 500 metre course approximately every 4 minutes until the regatta ends at 4-30pm.
There are a total of 16 Inst boats taking to the water to compete in the two-lane event over the course of the day, so feel free to come down to the river and get close to the action!! There are a number of excellent spots to watch the racing from, including the Governors bridge (to be close to the start and watch the crews all the way down the course), Cutters Wharf or Lagan Scullers’ Club (to get close to the action as the crews power by in the middle of the race) or the RBAI Rowing Club boathouse (to get the best view of the finish line). Wherever you choose to watch make sure you cheer on the RBAI Rowing Club contingent as they race for medals against the best crews from Northern Ireland.
For more information about the event please check out www.rowingireland.ie