Welcome to Aberdyfi Rowing Club.
What is Coastal Rowing?
Very simply – for us it’s rowing in the Dyfi Estuary and Cardigan Bay to have fun, to keep fit and, for many of us, to take part in races all round the coast of Wales.
What boats do you row?
We row 24’ long Celtic longboats, with four rowers (each with one oar) and a cox. We have three of these traditional Welsh boats with fixed seats and we use these for races around the coast of Wales.
As well as the longboats, we also row a smaller Teifi Skiff, with 2 rowers and a cox. This also has fixed seats but each rower has 2 oars. Lastly we also have French-designed sliding seat boats called Yoles that we use for international races as well as for fun. Each rower in these boats usually has two oars (called sculls, just to be confusing). We have one Yole for a single rower and two doubles.
How often do you row?
We row the single and double Yoles whenever we can – and that only depends on the weather. It takes bit of organisation to get a crew of four and a cox together, so we row the Celtics on specific evenings and at weekends throughout the summer, and just at weekends in the winter. (See later for times).
Don’t you have to be very fit?
You have to be reasonably fit to row even for fun but rowing itself gets you fit – and keeps you that way. We organise indoor training sessions in the gym at Tywyn during winter months which helps keep in some kind of shape.
Club rowing times – summer
Saturday morning rowing organised by Duty Members.
Organised by Duty Members on Sat and by individuals at other times.
Club rowing times – winter
Sat 10.00 am Club Rowing for all organised by Duty Members.
Juniors We have a thriving juniors section for young people aged 14 and over.
- Joint League Championship 2020, WSRA Club Championship 2020
- 2019, 2020