Welsh Rowing is the national governing body for rowing in Wales, covering all disciplines including river, coastal and indoor rowing as well as para rowing. Our aim is to get more people involved in rowing and to achieve greater levels of success.

Read our strategic plan

Encouraging participation

One of our most important roles is encouraging non-rowers to try out the sport. This includes supporting clubs to reach out to new members, running targeted participation initiatives and highlighting the benefits of our sport. 

Start rowing today

Talent search and development

For those who want to take rowing beyond a hobby, we’re here to seek out, support and develop the best talent to represent Wales and GB at international competitions including the Olympics and Paralympics.

Compete for Wales

Rowing events

We host a full calendar of indoor and outdoor events as well as coordinating the national calendar for regattas and club events across Wales. In 2022 we are proud to host the World Rowing Coastal and Beach Sprint Championships.

Event calendar

More about the World Rowing Coastal Championship


Part of our job is to support clubs to increase their outreach and membership. We do this through linking clubs with suitable partners, supporting fundraising bids and signposting clubs to relevant opportunities.

Develop your club


As part of our participation goal, we work with schools to get more children and teenagers involved in rowing, with a special focus on increasing diversity and inclusion. This includes organising and running school rowing events.

Contact us regarding support for school rowing

Policies and procedures

As the national governing body for rowing in Wales, it’s our job to set policies for the sport, taking on governance around safe-guarding, anti-doping and a host of other issues.

View policies and procedures