Fingal Rowing Club is one of 10 rowing clubs within the East Coast Rowing Council. It is a community-based and volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to developing young people and adults in the art and sport of rowing by creating an environment that challenges, inspires and teaches teamwork, sportsmanship, athleticism and camaraderie through competitive and recreational opportunities.
Skiff racing has its origins in the trade of hobbling. Hobblers were freelance pilots, and competition was strong to be the first to lay claim to the approaching ships. Not only did the successful hobblers receive payment to pilot the ships into port but their employing would also be awarded the contract a loading/unloading those ships whilst in port.
The skiffs worked between Lambay Island just north of Dublin Bay and Wicklow Head, where they required considerable skill on behalf of the oarsmen.
The long tradition of this style of coastal rowing is now carried on through the rowing clubs affiliated to East Coast Rowing Council.