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Serving Our Rowing Community
Solva Rowing Club was originally established in the early 1970s
We welcome anyone to come sea rowing around the fabulous St. Brides Bay. We normally row out of Solva Harbour, the rowing season is normally from late March until October. We are a friendly bunch, if you fancy a go at sea rowing in one of our three Celtic Longboats then please come and give it a try. Club nights are every Thursday from 6pm and your first 2 rows are free!
Our Club Is Our Family
We are a friendly bunch of people who all have one thing in common – the love of sea rowing! Do not be worried or fearful about having a go, even if you have never rowed before. We have some very experienced members of the club who are only too happy to give their time for training and coaching. Why not come down to the quay next time we have a club night.
Club Rowing FAQs
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What boats do you row?
The club owns three 24’ long Celtic longboats, which seats four rowers (each with one oar) and a cox. These traditional Welsh boats have fixed seats and we use them for rowing all over the UK & Ireland at league races and various other rowing events.
Can I have a go?
Yes of course, we welcome all new comers. Generally you can start rowing from the age of 14 up to any age. So long as you have a reasonable level of fitness anyone can row. Rowing is a great form of physical exercise and you choose the level you want to row.
Where do you row from?
We are based at Trinity Quay, Solva Harbour in west Wales. We operate from a club room on the quay itself and during the season we are lucky enough to store all 3 longboats on the Quay for easy access for rowing activities. Our postcode is SA62 6UQ.
When do you row?
During the rowing seaon March to October we row on Club night – Thursday 6pm and then generally on other nights as arranged by individual crews. We do row some weekends during the winter on an ad-hoc basis. Fancy a go, come down on a Thursday night.
Longboat Number 19
The oldest of the 3 boats owned by the Club.
Longboat Number 39
Possibly the most favourite boat out of the fleet!
Longboat Number 40
The youngest of our fleet
A very welcoming group of lovely people who made me feel included right from the start when I began rowing a few months ago.
I am now a regular and part of a new ladies team. Coaching on developing my technique has been superb and I thoroughly recommend rowing to all ages and abilities.
It’s a great team sport and a fun way to keep fit. I love being out on the water.
I tried sea rowing for the first time less than four years ago, and am completely hooked. I’m also much fitter and stronger than I’ve been for most of my adult life!
Everyone at the club is so friendly and welcoming, without being pushy at all…and so learning about rowing isn’t intimidating at all. You can get as involved as you like… just turn up on club nights, and maybe head to the pub to quench the thirst afterwards… or do a bit more training and join a crew that wants to race a bit. I’ve met some lovely people since starting rowing, who I now count among my friends. My only regret is that I didn’t try it forty years ago!
I have been a long standing member of Solva Rowing Club. I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and ethos of the club, we are a friendly lot.
I love rowing and taking part in the various events organised by the club every year. Rowing is a great way to de-stress and unwind after a hard day at the office.
I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, come down on a club night and have a go!
Thank you to all our sponsors below, if you would like to sponsor the club please get in touch.
Want to Join The Club?
So you have had a couple of free taster sessions already. You loved rowing and want to get more. Well all you have to do is click on the 'Get Involved' button, fill in the form, pay a very small amount of money for an annual membership and before you know it you will be rowing overnight on the Celtic Challenge from Arklow in County Wicklow, Ireland to Aberystwyth on the Welsh coast 🙂
Seriously though, just join, click the button. You can even pay directly by debit / card on our secure Stripe payment system - it's really easy. it will be the best money you spend all year.