Come and support your local Celtic Rowing Club as Llansteffan launches it’s inaugural home Celtic Rowing race which will be run under Welsh Sea Rowing Association rules on September 6th starting on Llansteffan’s main beach. The Tywi Boat Club Celtic Rowing section have made a huge impact on the Celtic Rowing scene over the past 3 years with our juniors team beating nearly all comers in their respective divisions. The club is competing against teams from South, West and North Wales, areas where some clubs have had a tradition of longboat rowing for nearly 100 years. Teams will be competing from as far afield as Barry, Anglesey, and Porthmadog as well as our closer neighbours from Pembrokeshire and the Gower. In such august company the Tywi Boat Club was last year voted best New Club and is looking for greater success this year. The Ladies Team has also give a fair account of themselves over the last few years and are looking to make a big impact in their first home race.
There will be up to 30 teams from all over Wales competing in an 8 mile race that will start on Llansteffan main beach @ approx 3.30p.m.with the teams then racing over to the Boat House in Laugharne before turning for home, racing once again past the beach to the Finish Line at the Tywi Boat Club in Pilglas. Hopefully all teams will be over the Finish Line by 5 p.m. There will be over 100 competitors of all ages plus at least as many supporters cheering their teams on. So be there, and support Llansteffan’s teams as they attempt to put their stamp on this year’s championships.
The Boats will register on the beach at 1.30 p.m. and launch and race from Llansteffan beach soon after. The race is scheduled to start at 3.30 p.m. and there will be hot and cold refreshments including bacon buttes and hamburgers for all spectators and competitors alike throughout the afternoon.. After the Race there will be further refreshments, Bar and BBQ at Pilglas where we also hope to have live entertainment and band for the many teams that will be staying overnight in Pilglas. So, please turn out and show the Rowing world that Llansteffan is worthy of this race as the hope is that this will become an annual race and part of the Celtic Rowing Year.
The Mock Mayor will be in attendance and Llansteffan Tourism Association are delighted to have the opportunity to co-host this prestigious event with the Tywi Boat Club. So get down to the beach on Saturday the 6th of September in the early afternoon for a great new event. And, if you fancy your chances to be part of our rowing section in next year’s race then please contact the Tywi Boat Club for membership forms and get rowing!!!