3rd Dutch Open Challenge Cup St Ayles Skiff rowing 2024

The Dutch St Ayles Skiff Rowing Association (DARA) has adapted its Dutch Championships due to the growth of its members and made it open to all St Ayles skiff teams in the world.

Through experience, gained in recent years, we are now able to create beautiful professional events for 2024.

On Saturdays there are short distance races that count for the Dutch Open Challenge Cup .

For 2024, these are:

  • May 25: Nijkerk, “Slag om Hulckesteijn” (2KM)
  • June 1: Heeg Regatta (2KM)
  • August 3: Kortgene Regatta (rondje 4,5KM)
  • September 14: Willemstad, “Slag om Willemstad” (format tbd)


There will be a competition in 6 or 7 categories Men Open/Women Open/Mix Open/Men 50+/Women 50+/Mix 50+ (and Men 60+ if sufficient participants)

Number one receives 5 points. Number two and three respectively 3 and 1 point.

The winner (per category) will receive a change cup. This must be returned the following year.

Teams are also welcome to compete for the daily prize alone.

Detailed information per event will soon be available on kalender.


  • Entry fee per event: 10 Euro per rower/cox (f.o.c. for International teams).
  • A rower can row in different categories
  • Races are short with a turning buoy (2KM) or short distance (up to 6,5KM) so that multiple heats can be rowed per participant.
  • It is not necessary to have the same rowers in every event.