US Rowing explains Coastal Rowing
What is coastal rowing?
Coastal rowing is the extreme version, the adventure side of rowing. It involves rowing along a sea coast and out into the sea and is one of the fastest growing communities of rowers. It is especially popular in Italy, France and Great Britain to name a few. It can be found in all corners of the world including the Maldives and many parts of Africa. Coastal rowing boats are also used inland on some lakes and rivers where the water tends not to be flat.
Double sculls (C2X)
Coxed Quadruple Sculls (C4X+)
N.B. Your American open water boat is ineligible (too long, too light, too fast). Instead, buy a heavier, shorter boat and be like the French.