Notice is given that the AGM for Welsh Rowing will be held on Thursday 17th November 2022 at 7pm, at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

ENTRIES are open and the excitement is building ahead of the World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprints in Pembrokeshire in October.

The prestigious global event was awarded to the Pembrokeshire village of Saundersfoot in 2020, and now the ultimate showcase for flatwater’s ‘wilder cousin’ is almost here.

WALES’ rowers saved their best until last as they roared to Blue Riband men’s 8s glory in the Home Countries Regatta’s 60th anniversary event, reports NICK HARTLAND.

The men’s quad scull also took out the end—of-day sprint title at London Docklands, while there were also 10 second places including by a canvas for Cedol Dafydd (University of Bath RC) and Aidan Thompson (Twickenham RC) in the doubles.

Welsh Rowing would like to express its deepest sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and extends sincere condolences to the Royal Family

We’re so proud to have this event here in Wales and especially now it’s been ISO certified!

Come and join us on the beach!

Coastal Championships are on 8th and 9th October, Beach Sprint Finals will be 15th and 16th October

Welsh Rowing are delighted to announce the Team selected to represent Wales at the first Beach Sprint Home International Regatta that will take place in St Andrews on Saturday 20th August.

WALES rowers raced to an amazing golden hat-trick on the ‘Lake of the Gods” at the Lucerne World Cup regatta, as Matt Aldridge in the GB four, Ollie Wynne-Griffith in the pair and Graeme Thomas in the single all roared to Rotsee victory, reports NICK HARTLAND.

THERE were medals galore for Welsh rowers at the British Rowing Junior Championships in Nottingham, reports NICK HARTLAND.

We're delighted to announce that Athlete Entries are OPEN for the World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals 2022! 

 

Welsh Rowing is delighted to announce the teams for the 2022 Home International Rowing Regatta at Docklands, London on 23rd July 2022. 

Congratulations to all those athletes selected, we wish the team the best of luck. 

Thanks to all athletes who applied for selection, and to the volunteers and coaches who have enabled our selection processes and events to happen.  

Welsh Rowing is recruiting for two Board Directors to be appointed at the 2022 Annual General Meeting in November.  

Full details can be found here.

 

IWAN Hadfield stroked his California Berkeley US IRA champion 8 into the final of the Ladies Plate in a tight all-American battle with Dartmouth, reports NICK HARTLAND.

The Old Monmothian, who learnt to row at Cardiff & Vale Schools, was joined in the medal race-offs by GB Olympic 8s medallist Ollie Wynne-Griffith, who overhauled fellow Wales rower Josh Bugajski in their Silver Goblets match-up.

Former Goldie rower Tom Strudwick will also go for glory in the Thames Cup with defending champions Thames RC after beating Leander in another epic clash.

But Rhiannon Morgan, Issy Powell, Hetty Palmer and Lydia Cronin’s campaigns ended after brave but losing battles in day five’s semis.

THE big guns fired their opening salvos on day four at Henley Royal Regatta, as Tokyo Olympic 8s crew mates Josh Bugajski and Ollie Wynne-Griffith won their respective Silver Goblets quarter-finals with water to spare, reports NICK HARTLAND.

The Welsh duo will go to head-to-head for a place in the final in one of Saturday’s most mouth-watering clashes. And Old Monmothian Iwan Hadfield stroked his California Berkeley IRA champion 8 to a 3 1/2L win over Welsh cox Chris Clarke’s Thames/Army Ladies Plate 8 to make the last four.  

THREE Welsh rowers surged back to win at Henley Royal Regatta on day three after trailing early on, reports NICK HARTLAND.

Welsh Rowing-backed Aidan Thompson and his doubles partner got their bows in front at the start of the enclosures, while Innes Jackson and his Hereford Cathedral boys’ Fawley Cup quad mounted a grandstand comeback to win through.

Monmouth’s Steve Griffiths and his Upper Thames Wyfold Cup four also found themselves feet down at the Barrier before hitting the front against Irish seeds Shandon.

THERE was joy, heartbreak and drama on Henley Royal Regatta Wednesday as a flotilla of Welsh rowers launched out on the historic 2112m upstream Thames course.

Louis Paterson, Issy Powell, Steve Griffiths and Katherine George were among those winning through, but the Welsh trio in Bristol University’s fancied Prince Albert Cup college four narrowly lost a humdinger to Oxford Brookes.

Welsh quartet make waves across the pond

FOUR Welsh rowers have been making waves across the Atlantic on the US varsity and college circuit.

GB World U23 medallist Iwan Hadfield helped his California Berkeley varsity 8 to rowing’s biggest prize across the pond, landing the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) title this month in New Jersey, to crown an unbeaten domestic season.

SEA and flat water rowers will be launching out to ride the waves at the British Rowing Offshore and Beach Sprint Championships in Saundersfoot this weekend - just over 100 days ahead of the World Coastals at the Welsh seaside village.

The British offshores take place on Friday to Saturday (June 24-25) and the sprints on Sunday (June 26).