Aberystwyth was the second joint league race of the season this year, after bad weather forced Aberaeron to cancel theirs. The weather forecasts were giving mixed signals as to whether it would go ahead but fortunately with adjustments to the course racing was under way. A shortened course meant a much more intense race for all. Both New Quay ladies crews started off the line great and held their own throughout the race. The Wild Ones battled their way through and secured another win with the Angels climbing higher in positions than in previous races. Three men’s crews from New Quay took to the water all ready for battle – battle again the other crews and the weather conditions. The Trojans had a great start as did the other men’s crews before disaster struck – the boats steering went, forcing the coxes to steer in tough conditions, against waves and around buoy turns only with the rowers pulling hard to adjust their position, most would abandon the race but in true New Quay style the men carried on and secured great positions under the circumstances.
Aberystwyth was the first race of the year for our junior teams who did fantastic!! A course around the marina allowed for better weather conditions but they also had to deal with a strong current. The under 16 girls secured 1st and the under 14’s mixed also a first!! An excellent result for both teams who we are all very proud of. The New Quay Novice teams also did exeptionally well in their second race after only a few weeks of training, securing 3rd place – a very big well done to them too!!
Finally the mixed race, a massive 23 boats took to the water. New Quay One rowed to glory once again. Mixed Two in only their second race together secured an impressive 8th place and with a slight change to crew, the mixed vets secured a great 2nd place in their category.
All in all a fantastic days’ racing!!