Rhwyfo MYC Rowing is part of the Madog Yacht Club based on the harbour in Porthmadog. We row in Celtic, fixed seat boats with crews usually consisting of four rowers and a cox. We are affiliated to the Welsh Sea Rowing Association.
We have four boats – Fleetwing, Madog, Glaslyn and Ysbryd Eryri (more commonly referred to as 69).
As a club we compete in the Northern League, Joint League and this year were also represented in the Southern League. We take part in the marathon Celtic Challenge – rowing from Arklow in Ireland to Aberyswth and with the kind loan of an extra boat we are sending two crews to compete in the 22 mile Great River Race in London in September.
We hold ‘Sweaty Fish’ (usually during July or August) and ‘Frosty Fish’ (Boxing Day or thereabouts) events where experienced rowers and complete novices race in mixed boats. If you fancy jumping straight in with a crash course in Celtic racing please come along and have a go!
We have a strong junior rowers section who meet up every Wednesday evening during British Summertime, depending on tides and weather. Please check out our Facebook page MYC Rowing Porthmadog for weekly up-dated details on this.
We are a very sociable club with fun nights, our own barbeque area and a great calender of events both on and off the water.
Newcomers have two free trips and the next 4 at only £1 plus the WSRA affiliation fee of £15 before they have to decide either to join us or that the sport is not for them.