The Cobmarsh Marathon is a pair-oared Rowing Race in Smacks' Boats not exceeding 14ft. following a course of 1.2 miles around Cobmarsh Island. The start is by Ted Woolf's Shed on Coast Road, and is open for anyone to enter on the day.|
The main race is then followed by various other 'light hearted' races suitable for any type of rowing boat.
There are usually a large number of spectators for this event who watch from the grass bank.
Full details of all times and races may be found in the Regatta Programme.
2012 COBMARSH REPORT AND PICTURES
Just after 1.30pm the Cobmarsh Marathon was started. The earlier rain held off during the afternoon, but a brisk southerly wind made for quite rough conditions as the boats rounded the end of Cobmarsh Island. The 'Rosie Aitken' Cup for the first ladies crew in a wooden boat was won for the first time for many years by Jackie Bessie and Jane Dixon. After a few minutes rest once the last of the boats had finished, the shorter rowing races of the afternoon started. The under 16 sculling race had a much larger entry than the last few years following the 'Skilled Sculling' training sessions that had been held. This was followed by an 'Assisted Sculling' race with an adult in the boat for those youngsters who were not quite up to sculling on their own. All of these youngsters received a Regatta Jubilee Medal. The afternoon's events ended with the John Milgate Trophy for a sailing match in gun punts, and in the evening a prizegiving was held with food, drink and music to dance by.
Results of the races can be seen on the RESULTS page.