Ramsey Rowing Challenge Race 2019

‘Not for the faint hearted’ – an 8 mile row through the legendary Ramsey Sound

Race Decision by 08:00 on Saturday 18th May

Please call or text Steve Probert 07970 063074 or Mike Miles 07855 196251
Decision will be posted on Twitter & Facebook @solvarowingclub

Entries are open for crew or crews of Longboats, Coastal Sculls & Gigs

Race Entry Fees £10 per crew member (includes food)

Registration from 10:30 – 13:30                      Coxes briefing        13:45

Race Commences 15:00 sharp                         Presentation          17:30

Please note that the race will start on time so that boats can row through Ramsey Sound at slack water.

We strongly advise pre – registering for this race as entries are expected to fill up quickly. Download the registration form using the link below or from Facebook. https://www.solvarowingclub.co.uk/downloads/Ramsey-Reg.docx

Please advise estimated numbers/crews by Wednesday 15th May to Steve Probert – info@solvarowingclub.co.uk – so we can arrange adequate safety boats and catering.

Clubs registering attendance after this date may not be accepted.

All crews must bring life jackets to the race. Depending on conditions on the day, wearing them may be mandatory as an alternative to cancelling the race. The risk of swamping during a beach launch is real. Good bailers i.e.. small buckets are essential.

Wow, what a race, what a challenge. Loved every minute of it, one of the best races on the sea rowing calendar!

Steve Jacobs



The event is taking place from Whitesands Beach near St Davids.

From the East … London, Cardiff and the M4:

Take the A48 to Carmarthen, followed by the A40 to Haverfordwest and the A487 to St Davids.  From St Davids, follow signs for Whitesands (B4583), and drive all the way down to the beach –
a distance of 2 miles.

From the North … Aberystwyth, Cardigan and the A487:
Take the A487 to St Davids.  From St Davids, follow signs for Whitesands (B4583), and drive all the way down to the beach – a distance of 2 miles.

Sat Nav … SA62 6PS                OS Grid … SM 73595 27243

Unloading and Parking

On arrival at Whitesands, boats should be unloaded from the slipway at the bottom of the car park onto the beach. Marshalls will be on hand to direct you and help to unload if required. Trailers are to be left in the designated area on the beach. Please park cars in the car park. St Davids City Council have kindly agreed to waive the parking charges for 25 towing vehicles.


Pre Race – Teas & Coffees & other refreshments available from 10:30

Post Race – Food will be served to crews after the race.

Whitesands Beach House will also be offering a hot meal for sale during the day.


Toilets are available in the public car park. (40p a go!)


Self Catering / B & B

The St Davids Peninsula TA website has a lot of info on where to stay in St. Davids.


This campsite is right next to the beach.


More info on Whitesands Beach is available here.


For any enquiries please contact the any of the following:

Club Chairman            Steve Probert              07970 063074             steve@solva.co.uk

Club Secretary             Josie Lloyd                   07891 928489             josie_solva@tiscali.co.uk

Club Safety Officer     Mike Miles                  07855 196251             mikecmiles@hotmail.co.uk

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