Skiff racing in Blessington, County Wicklow provides an opportunity for some fresh air and a day of entertainment for spectators lakeside at the event.
Six crews from Dublin and Wicklow took part in the Skiff Championships, the first ever held on the lakes.
The event featured six races and was organised by the East Coast Rowing Council. The winning crews came from Bray, Dalkey and Wicklow.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 July 1977. The reporter is George Devlin.