Llandaff Regatta to offer Adaptive and sea-rowing races
Landaff Rowing Club’s Row for Gold Regatta will feature two firsts for 2012 – the introduction of Adaptive Rowing races and an open event for sea rowers.
The two-day Regatta will take place in Cardiff on the 7th and 8th of July, and hopes to attract a diverse entry of rowers from right across the UK.
“We’re delighted to welcome adaptive rowers,” said club captain Sarah Thomas. “Dan Grant, Welsh Rowing’s adaptive coach, has been working with us for some time and we’re hoping this opportunity to compete will spark interest from adaptive athletes from well beyond the border.
“It will be interesting to have the sea rowing boats here, too. Sea rowing clubs are thriving in Wales – not surprisingly, really, when you think of how much coastline we have – and we’ve been promised our river rowers will get a chance to have a go too.”
The Llandaff Regatta is a Row for Gold event, as are Llandaff RC’s Learn to Row courses and the club’s popular autumn Pub & Club Regatta.
“We want to capitalise on the surge of interest we’re sure will be generated by the Olympics,” added Sarah. “This is a great chance to show everyone what a fantastic sport we have.”