Welcome to Solva Rowing
and Watersports Club

Sea Rowing around the fabulous St .Brides Bay. We 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 Celtic Longboats then please come and give it a try. Club nights are every Thursday from 6pm and your first 2 rows are free!

Next Club Rowing Session

Every Thursday @ 6pm

Frostbite II 2018 - Buoy turn

Race really hots up as Royal George cut down Window on Wales lead at the turn.

Posted by Solva Rowing and Watersports Club on Saturday, 29 December 2018

Announcement: Club rowing every Thursday @ 6pm

Club News

Ramsey Sound

So for the Ramsey rowing race the coxes and crews know they have to navigate around Ramsey Island, that bit is clear, but what about the water surrounding the Island? Well this is known famously as Ramsey Sound. Ramsey Sound is located at the western end of St David’s...

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First club rowing session – great start

Thank you to everyone that came down the other night for our first club rowing session of the season. Despite the chilly temps and impending dark clouds of rain we managed to get a really good row in. Well done to 2 of our newcomers Rich and Steve who despite both...

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Upcoming Events

Membership session

Thursday 4th April @ 5.30pm on the quay. Membership renewals and registrations – please come down before club rowing to pay for this seasons membership.

Ramsey Island Rowing Challenge Race

Saturday 18th May @ Whitesands Beach, click here for more info.

About Solva Rowing

Established in the early 1970s Solva Rowing and Watersports Club welcomes anyone to come sea rowing around the fabulous St. Brides Bay. We normally row out of Solva Harbour, the rowing season is generally 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 come and give it a try.

Club nights are every Thursday from 6pm and your first 2 rows are free! 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. We welcome all new comers.

We are based at Trinity Quay, Solva Harbour in west Wales. We operate from a club room in Kelvins shed on the quay itself. Our postcode is SA62 6UQ.

Upcoming Fixtures 2019

May 04-May 05 : Celtic Challenge

May 11 : Madoc Dash

May 12 : Ynys Mon

May 18 : Ramsey Race cool

May 19 : Caernarfon

May 26 : Aberdyfi

June 08 : Return of the Cleddau

June 09 : St Dogmaels

June 16 : Aberporth

June 22 : Castle to Castle

June 23 : Llangrannog

June 29 : Mumbles

June 30 : Borth

July 13 : Dinas Head

July 21 : Porthmadog

July 28 : Llangwm

August 04 : PYC

August 24 : Puffin Island

September 01 :Beaumaris

September 07 : Pilot Race

September 08 : Fishguard

September 14 & 15 : Great River Race

September 22 : Aberystwyth

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our Longboats

Auntie Mattie

Longboat Number 19

The oldest of the 3 boats owned by the Club.

Uncle Sid

Longboat Number 39

Possibly the most favourite boat out of the fleet!

Cousin IT

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.

Becky Lloyd

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!

Helen Hughes

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!

Adrian Harries

Club Sponsors
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.