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About Us

There is a long history of rowing on the Menai Strait. The original Beaumaris Rowing Club was founded in 1873 and a regatta notice from 1830 offered races for "six-oar boats" and "four-oar boats".

In 2013 a group of dedicated local people supported by the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club formed the new Beaumaris Rowing Club with a single Celtic longboat.  The club has gone from strength to strength ever since and now has a fleet of five Celtics and two coastal sculls.

​We row all year round from our base in Beaumaris. We also have trips further afield around the coast of Anglesey and North Wales, as well as to other destinations including the Lake District and even London to compete in the Great River Race along the Thames.

The club participates in Welsh Sea Rowing league races and open events held at various clubs around the north and mid-wales coast.  We also host two events in Beaumaris, a Welsh Sea Rowing North League race and the iconic Puffin Island race. 

Off the water there is a very active social scene with a great variety of events held throughout the year.

Our Coastal Rowing Boats

Since starting with a single Celtic longboat the club has grown considerably and now has a fleet of five Celtic longboats and two coastal sculls.  All of these boats are specifically designed for coastal rowing on the sea.

Celtic Longboats

These rugged coastal rowing boats have a crew of four rowers plus a cox.  They have fixed seats and a single oar for each of the crew.  The boats are made to a strict one design meaning that all boats can compete on an equal basis.  You can read more about the history of the Celtic longboat on the Welsh Sea Rowing website. All Celtic longboats are made by Dale Sailing in Neyland, South Wales.

  • Length - 24' 6" / 7.5m

  • Beam - 4' 11" / 1.5m

  • Weight - 137 kg


Our Celtic longboats are 'Mabli', 'Menai', 'Seiriol', 'Cybi' and 'Siwan'.

LiteBoat LiteRace 2x Double Scull

A two person, coxless coastal scull with sliding seats and two oars per rower.  You can find more details on the LiteBoat website.

  • Length - 7.5m

  • Beam - 1m

  • Weight - 60 kg


Swift Racing Coastal 'Elite Plus' 4x(+) Coxed Quad Scull

A coxed coastal quad scull with sliding seats and 4 rowers, each with two oars, plus a cox. You can read more about this exciting coastal rowing boat on the Swift Racing website.

  • Length - 10.7m

  • Beam - 0.7m (waterline)

  • Weight - 130 kg

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