About Beaumaris Rowing Club

About the Club

The modern Beaumaris Rowing Club was established in 2013 to promote the sport of Celtic rowing. Activities include rowing for fitness, touring and racing. Rowing is suitable for men and women of all ages and young people from 14 years of age.

(There is long history of rowing on the Menai Strait. A Strait Regatta poster for 1830 offers races for six-oar boats and four-oar gigs. The Beaumaris Rowing Club was founded in 1873 and a copy its 1876 rulebook is preserved in the Anglesey County Archive.)

The Celtic Longboat is a strict one-design based on the Irish Curragh. Longboat rowing clubs have been set up along the whole coast of Wales.

The Welsh Sea Rowing Association administers Longboat rowing and organizes league and one-off special races. The WSRA website has much useful information about the sport:


The Beaumaris Rowing Club is affiliated to the WSRA.

BRC OFFICERS for 2019:

Chair               Geoff Tomlinson  01248 812196
Treasurer         Ann Lacey          01248 714774
Secretary         Peter Read         01248 490563


Secretary          Olga Evison       01248 491897
Safety Officer   Richard Fisher     01248 810294
Welfare Officer Chris Perkin        01248 811087

Race Captain    Steve Watson-Jones
07773 317993

Tour Captain     Rebecca Colley-Jones

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Bosun              –

COMMITTEE for 2019: The Officers of the Rowing Club and: John Bach Williams; Alan Redfern; Rachael Robins

LAUNCH OFFICERS: Tim Knowles, John Williams, Peter Read, Sally Williams, Steve Watson-Jones,
Graeme Ramage, Richard Fisher, Allan Redfern, Rachael Robins, Jacques Sisson, John Bach Williams

COACHES: Sally Williams, Elin Dillon