Welcome to Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre & Cardiff Sailing Centre
Indoor Rowing Championships
Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre (CBWAC) is gearing up for two
big events in the indoor rowing calendar.
Two days of competition is planned in December. CWBAC will host the
Welsh Schools Indoor Rowing Championships for the seventh year on
Friday December 6, followed by the British Indoor Rowing
Championships on Saturday December 7. Both events will be held at
the Sport Wales National Centre at Sophia Gardens, as hundreds flock
to the event that combines the Welsh and the British competitions
for the first time.
The schools competition is open to all secondary schools across the
UK and a record number of entries have been received. Over 700
school children aged between 11 and 18-years-old, from 20 schools
across Wales and England will compete at the Welsh National Sport
Centre, to take part in a mixture of individually timed races over
various distances. These individual races are followed by the fast
and frantic team races that will engage all competitors and
spectators at the event.
The British Indoor Rowing Championships (BIRC) is an open event and
is coming to Cardiff from the Birmingham NEC. The BIRC is one of the
world's biggest indoor rowing race and the largest indoor sporting
event in the UK. It takes place in a high-octane environment with
races going on throughout the day where competitors race up to
2,000m in the quickest possible time, and it provides a stage for
indoor rowing enthusiasts to test themselves on a national level and
assess their own performance and progress.
The Welsh Schools Indoor Rowing Championships and the Welsh National
Indoor Rowing Championships are organised by Cardiff Harbour
Authority in conjunction with Sport Wales, the Rowing Company and
the Steve Redgrave Trust.
The championship also attracts sporting legends and stars which in
the past included Sir Stephen Redgrave. The link with Sir Steve does
not end there . From his Men's Open triumph in the first ever
British championship in 1991 he is now the honorary president and
the Steve Redgrave Trust is the official charity of the
The competitions over the years has become an integral part of the
training and selection programmes for both the Oxford and Cambridge
Boat Race crews, and the Great British rowing squad.
Cardiff Bay, less than two miles from
the centre has become a widely respected sporting
destination in its own right. Watersports enthusiasts of all
ages and abilities can participate in a multitude of
activities in a safe and exciting environment. Both Cardiff
Bay Water Activity Centre (CBWAC) and Cardiff Sailing Centre
have developed strong reputations for running high-profile
events alongside its main roles as activity providers.
Whether you are a water sports veteran or looking to try
something new, we can offer a range of water based options.
Certified by the Adventure
Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), Royal Yachting
Association (RYA), Welsh Amateur Rowing Association (WARA)
and recognised by the Canoe Wales (CW) and a key partner for
the Welsh Yachting Association (WYA), the Centre in Cardiff
Bay is run by experienced and qualified instructors working
for Cardiff Harbour Authority.
We hope you enjoy reading about these opportunities and this
site serves as a useful stepping stone to experiencing the
thrill of adventure sports in Cardiff Bay. .