Coastal Rowers from Pembrokeshire recently attended the 2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships in Hong Kong.

Jerry Owen, Theo Owen and Honor Bailey from Fishguard and Goodwick Jemima Rowing Club and Bryony Jones from Llanion Warriors Rowing Club all attended the event based at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Almost 500 competitors from 27 coastal rowing nations took part in the event which took place from November 1st–3rd  against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour, with a large amount of water traffic it made for interesting and challenging rowing conditions.

British Rowing ranked this year’s coastal rowers based on previous performance at the 2017 and 2018 World Rowing Coastal championships and British Rowing Offshore Events. The five ranked crews in each category qualify for the heats at the World Rowing Coastal Championships.

Jerry Owen competed in the men’s solo category as GBR02 placing 7th in the B final and 23rd overall. Jerry had just competed at the World Rowing Beach Sprints in Shenzhen, China at the end of October earning a Bronze medal in the Mixed Quadruple Scull for Team GBR.

Theo Owen and Honor Bailey competed in the mixed doubles as GBR02 placing 5th in the B final and 21st overall.

Bryony Jones competed in the ladies’ solo as GBR01 placing 1st in the B final, 17th overall. Bryony also competed in the mixed doubles as GBR04 with Rick Rouille from Jersey Rowing Club, placing 9th in the B final and 25th overall.

Highlights of the racing can be seen at

Next year’s event will be held closer to home in Portugal and there are many coastal rowing clubs around Pembrokeshire that have the FISA class boats for people who are interested in giving it a try.  For more information see