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Rowing


Welsh Amateur Rowing Association
Hon. Secretary
4 Garrick Drive
Thornhill
Cardiff
CF14 9BG
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Website: http://www.wara.org.uk/index.php

Date established: 1985.
Disciplines: Men’s and women’s rowing and sculling at all levels in Wales.

Committee Structure: The Association is administered by an Executive Committee.

Regional Structure:

Relationship to National Bodies:
The Association is represented on the Council of the Amateur Rowing Association (ARA) which administers international rowing at the Great Britain level.
International Relations:
The Association is represented through the ARA on FISA, the international governing body for rowing.

Publications:
Monthly Newsletter.

Membership Figures:

1991/92

1995/96

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

Clubs

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

32

17

21

Adult Members


1,177

n/a


1,176

495

491

550

443

Junior Members

n/a

300

258

263

557



Additional Information

Rowing Participation

The adult (aged 15+) participation rate - 0.1% in the latest survey - is too low to provide any meaningful trend data. Rowers are much more likely to be male than female. When asked how many times they had been rowing in the last 4 weeks, the average participant had rowed on 8 occasions.

Provision for Rowing

Most rowing is club based due to the need for rowing partners and equipment. There are two types of rowing: traditional rowing (eights, fours, pairs, sculls etc.); longboat rowing (comprising four oarsmen and a cox). The Sports Council for Wales Natural Facilities Database contains 18 rowing sites in Wales. A seven lane 1,700 metre rowing course is currently being developed in Cardiff Bay.