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Join us on Saundersfoot Harbour for the 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships & Beach Sprint Finals this October!

From 7 - 9 October 2022, top club coastal rowers from around the world will take on flat water rowing's wilder cousin, coastal rowing, and compete in an international competition.

The following weekend, 14 - 16 October 2022 will see an exhilarating format of the sport, bringing the elite of international coastal rowing to Saundersfoot for short, sharp sprint racing, all within easy sight of the beach. Tipped to be a future Olympic rowing discipline, the beach sprint finals will bring the action close to spectators just off the festival atmosphere on the beach.

The event will welcome over 1000 international competitors to Saundersfoot, and is sure to be an unmissable event in the sporting calendar.

For more information click here.


You don't need a ticket to enjoy the racing anywhere along the coastal path, but facilities including refreshments, seating and toilets will be limited. If you would like to enjoy the race in a bit more comfort, a number of hospitality tickets and general admission tickets are now on sale for this not to be missed event.

General Admission

Tickets are now on sale for the Harbour Lounge, situated high up on the Harbour wall, overlooking the stunning Saundersfoot Beach and all the racing action.

This is the place to go if you would like to make yourself at home and hang out for the day with friends and family with prime viewing of the live rowing as well as the big screen, seating - some under cover, access to your own bespoke concession selling food and drink, ‘lovely loos’, bag drop and plenty of space. Athletes can also buy tickets at a reduced rate, so it’s a chance to get close to the athletes and experience the vibe, the highs and the lows first hand, as racing progresses for the coveted World Rowing medals.

Prices start at £7 for athletes (accreditation proof required), £14 for concessions (British Rowing/Welsh Rowing members; local residents) and £23 for general admission.

A full weekend 3 day package is also available at £16 per day. There is a strict capacity of only 500 tickets per day, so book early!

Hospitality Package

Hospitality guests can experience the relaxed, informal luxury atmosphere of the award-winning St Brides Spa Hotel, voted the Best Hotel in Wales by Visit Wales in 2018. Situated on a cliff top overlooking Saundersfoot Bay in the picturesque Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this is the perfect location to view the World Rowing Coastals event. Guests will arrive at the hotel from 9am for warm refreshments and early access to The Sun Lounge with its homely comfortable seating. They will have access to all of the viewing terraces from 11am including the Cliff Terrace which has a prime position overlooking the bay heading towards Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth, offering some of the best views of all the action. The Hotel’s Sun Room will also be live streaming all events throughout the day.

The package also includes a delicious lunch as well as warm beverages all day and access to both The Gallery Bar and St Brides Spa Hotel’s new outdoor bar. There is a limited time offer of two tickets for a combined price of £220 (incl. VAT). Single tickets can also be purchased for £150.

Get Involved


In October 2022, we’ll be welcoming over 1000 competitors to Wales across two weekends and we're going to need some help to pull off what promises to be an absolutely incredible occasion. We’re looking to recruit around 200 WaveMaker volunteers across a variety of roles to create an inclusive, engaging, and sustainable event.

No rowing experience is required, and if you are nervous about volunteering on your own, or need additional support, you can volunteer with a friend by placing a joint application, or can join the buddy system.

Applications are now open! Click here for more information.

About the Event

The 2022 World Rowing Coastals are hosted by British Rowing and Welsh Rowing, and the event is funded by the National Lottery via UK Sport and Welsh Government and kindly supported by Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and the Wales International Coastal Centre at Saundersfoot Harbour.

Conscious of the unique natural venue of the Pembrokeshire coastline, sustainability will be at the forefront of the event planning with the aim to reach an ISO standard for sustainable event production.

The World Rowing Federation is the governing body of the sport of rowing. It is empowered by its 156 member National Rowing Federations, the National Olympic Committees and the International Olympic Committee, to govern the sport of rowing.
World Rowing was previously called FISA (from the French, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron) with a full name change to World Rowing coming into effect in 2020. World Rowing sets the rules and regulations for the practice of the sport in all its forms (elite, para rowing, coastal, masters and aspects of indoor). It organises sanctioned World Rowing events including those for junior and under-23s. It provides advice and expertise for the organisation of rowing regattas, coaching education, rowing development and other matters relating to the sport and its development.

Got a question?

Our friendly team at Saundersfoot Harbour will get back to as soon as possible with any queries you have about the new development or regarding the harbour facilities.