Enjoy Pembrokeshire


Modern longboats are based on an ancient Celtic design and originated in Pembrokeshire in the 1970s. The sport is popular in Wales and there are now over 60 boats competing against each other in West Wales with teams going on to compete both nationally and at the world championships in the Scilly Isles.

The list of longboat teams in Pembrokeshire includes Newport, Fishguard, Porthgain, Solva, Little Haven, Llanion, Gelliswick and Llangwm. Rowing is one of the fastest growing sports in the county and attracts all comers from kids to eager adults.

  • Longboat rowing is not just for locals as some clubs also offer the opportunity to join them either on a one off "have a go" session or as team members. Competitions run througout the season, more details can be found using the links below.

Healthy You

Rowing is a great total body workout and is a superb aerobic and resistance exercise. Rowing can be great to do alone or in a team. Rowing can be done at a pace that suits you and is a super way to beat stress.


Health terms

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  • Always wear a lifejacket
  • Carry some means of calling for help
  • Tell someone where you are going
  • Check the weather and tides
  • Get the right training and paddle within your limits