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 in Wales.
We also row 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 rowerand two doubles without a cox.
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.
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
Is it safe?
Yes; we have clear safety procedures that are followed whenever we are rowing and all new members have to undergo an induction course and safety training before they can row. We do not row if the conditions make it too risky to do so.
Can I try it out?
Yes, you can row with us on two Saturday mornings at 11.00 (for £3 a go) before joining. When you know you like rowing you can then join - the fee for an adult is £65 a year which includes full insurance and full use of all the club's boats and equipment. Family membership (2 adults 2 juniors ) is £142
How do I join?
Come to our boathouse on the Wharf in Aberdyfi on Saturday morning and get a membership form or email our Secretary John Eddington at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him to send you a form.
We have a thriving juniors section for young people aged 14 and over. Contact Juniors Captain Dylan Evans at email@example.com for more information.
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