ROWING-Cardiff Regatta 2011

Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
The ‘Head of the Taff’ event was arranged for Saturday 5th March on the River Taff (can you see what they did there? taff not daff…..!) in Cardiff on a really sunny day (’twas still a bit chilly mind!)

Cardiff City Rowing Club (aka Cardiff City RC) held the event which was to run from 11:00 until 13:00 along a calm River Taff.

The numerous races began alongside Bute Park (just exactly where excavation had been taking place) and ended up nearer Cardiff Bay just past the Channel View leisure centre by the big trunk road that connects both parts of Cardiff Bay together – the course was 3500m in length!

Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Races were open to a variety of skills and ages with not all vessels being the standard but featuring some larger boat-type vessels aswell.
I could hear a loud voice shouting and instructing the rowers but it took me ages to spot where this marshall was located – he was only on a small bank next to the Taff at riverside (i’m not enitrely sure how he got down here mind but he was well prepared with some sandwiches in hand though)
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
There weren’t many spectators lining the route even though the weather was good but instead the attention was turned to the Budget Cuts Portest March which also began at 11am and made it’s way through the City Centre, over Canton Bridge and ending right where the races began!
Evenso, the River Taff and it’s accompanying structures made for a great backdrop to this event passing the Millennium Stadium and Brains Brewery to name a few!
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
Cardiff Rowing Regatta 2011
The full set can be viewed at:-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/djleekee/sets/72157626200295562/
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2 Responses to “ROWING-Cardiff Regatta 2011”

  1. Hi there DJ Leekee,
    are these the photos from the head of the taff or cardiff regatta?

    cheers,

    Huw

  2. It was from the ‘Head of the Taff’ event. Us non-technical rowing people call anything on the water a regatta!

    What circumstances would dictact whether something is a regatta or not?

    Regards.

    Lee

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