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While plans to have coastal rowing added as an Olympic event for the 2024 Games move forward, the first international coastal competition to be run since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic is set to take place this month at Marina Di Castagneto in Italy’s west coast province of Livorno.
The European Rowing Coastal Challenge is being promoted by the Italian boat company Filippi and will run from Oct. 23-25, FISA announced at a press conference last week.
Racing will include events in junior and senior beach sprints in addition to senior coastal rowing events.
The racing is being touted as an important event in the development of coastal rowing and in the FISA campaign to have coastal rowing added to the Olympic program following the Toyko Games.