Great River Race

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PYC

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Mumbles

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Llangwm

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Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth held the third joint league race this year - a big thanks to them for arranging some spectacular waves for racing on!! :) Conditions were lumpy to say the least but morale was high amongst the New Quay crews. The seniors took to the water first in a shortened race - competition was high & with a slight change to the New Quay crew they acheived brilliant positioning - well done guys!! Ladies up next, with the Wild Ones finishing 4th accross the line, 2nd in category. Llangwm ladies supervets crew were short of a member so one of our lovely ladies stepped in and the teams won their category!! Junior races were kept to the harbour as conditions weren't favourable - all rowed extremely well - another win for our under 14 girls!! Final race of the day was the mixed - every crew out on the water was in for a soaking as the sea turned - waves crashing over the bow ensured the bow rowers were drenched!! Mixed one started off brilliantly and kept the momentum to finish across the line in 4th place out of 20+ boats. The mixed supervets were overjoyed to find out that they had won their category!! A great big well done to everyone - a fantastic day for everyone!!

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Aberporth

Set in the very pretty village of Aberporth it was a beautiful, hot sunny day once again for the clubs! The hosts provided plenty of shade for the rowers and had a massive container of iced water for crews – most came prepared knowing it would be a hot day! Seniors were up first with Solva men taking first place a good distance ahead of the pack. Ladies up next with Aberporth ladies finished in first place with the Wild Ones crossing the line in 5th, 2nd in category. Our under 16 girls won their class again – well done girls!! As usual the mixed race was the final one of the day; once the race line had been sorted all 20 boats gave it everything!! Mixed one finished in 5th place with the super vets finishing 3rd in class. A great day was had by all at New Quay :)

Solva

An extremely hot day was had by all in Solva today – temperatures near the high 20’s meant it was a struggle for all crews. Solva organisers advised plenty of water, rest and lots of sun cream. With little shade to be had, the crews were drenching themselves under a cold tap to keep cool! Seniors started the day’s racing and with a slight change of crew the men took to the water – many suffered during the race but all persevered. The Ladies race was next and with a slightly shorter course due to the heat, the ladies finished 2nd in class. Two junior teams entered the days’ racing with both crews winning their categories – a big well done to the under 16 girls & the under 14 girls. Last race of the day was the mixed. 17 boats lined up for the start, 3 of which from New Quay. Mixed one made their way up the pack to secure a brilliant 3rd place with great placings for the other crews - a fantastic day under the conditions!

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Ynys Môn

A hot, sunny day made for some interesting racing for all. Ladies were up first, with the Wild Ones finishing 2nd across the line but gaining another 1st in class. Next up were the seniors with the Part timers starting well, keeping with the majority of the crews to finish respectably middle of the pack. No juniors from New Quay today so the final race of the day for the club was the mixed – with tough competition mixed one finished in 5th place, with the super vets 2nd in class.

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Aberydfi

The Dyfi estuary provided an exciting but tough racing venue as Aberdyfi hosted a Joint League race. Sitting on the start line in calm waters with the bar a small spec in the distance the ladies were first to race. Two laps of the course was the order of the day – as the bar got closer, it felt like rowing uphill!! A monumental effort from all saw the Wild Ones finish 2nd and the Naughties 6th in class. Next up were the seniors which saw the New Quay Vets claim a 1st in category, 8th across the line with excellent positions for the other crews. Final Race of the day was the mixed crews – New Quay had good positioning from all crews – well done everyone!!

Race day video - be sure to have your speakers on!!

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Porthmadog

Second north league race of the year in sunny Porthmadog!! A timed event took place down the estuary with Mount Snowdon providing an amazing backdrop. Ladies first with the Wild Ones winning first vets in a time of 35:32, Naughties finished 3rd in class in a time of 36:42 and the Ladies super vets also won their category securing their first win of the year ! The men’s teams finished in respectable positions of 3rd, 5th and 2nd in class with the mixed teams finished in 4th, 5th, 7th and 2nd in class for the mixed super vets. A big well done to all

Caernarfon

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In the first north league race of the year, new quay braved the elements to achieve some fantastic results! Ladies battled it out first on a course that took nearly an hour – the Wild ones crossed the line first, winning their vets category with the New Quay naughties finishing 4th across the line, 4th in category. The men’s race was a shortened race due to the increasing bad weather. The part timers crew started strong and held position all the way through to cross the line in 6th place and after a bad start, the dazed & confused team caught a good current on the outside edge enabling them to gather momentum to finish in 3rd place. A big thank you to Simon from Conwy for helping us out by coxing that day. Final race and an even shorter course for the mixed teams – Mixed one flew into first place with good positioning from all the other crews out on the water.

Fishguard

First south league event of the year – the wind was against every one as the all 18 ladies teams lined up. Aberporth took an early lead and secured first. The Wild ones finished 2nd in class with Naughties finishing 5th in class. 24 senior teams made for a very compact start line but all New Quay Senior teams had good starts. Dazed and confused took the lead up to the first buoy turn but with the elements battling them all the way home, plus strong crews from Solva and Aberporth they crossed the line in 3rd place. All teams did exceptionally well on the water – well done everyone!!

Cheque Presentation

New Quay Mayor Julian Evans with club members beside the boats in their new storage area

cheque

On Tuesday 16th April, New Quay club members presented Mayor Julian Evans with a cheque for £200 for the defibillator fund. Club members had saved up their weekly subs as New Quay is hoping to have two of these vital defibillators in the village - club members hope that the funds donated will help with the purchase of the defibillators.

The club also received great news on Tuesday - The boats have been allocated permenant storage area on the lower pier

The Cleddau Challenge

This years' Cleddau Challenge saw 5 teams from New Quay take part. The race begins at Haverfordwest and finishes 12 miles later at Neyland, following the beautiful scenery along the river Cleddau. Nerves were high from all the crews - out of all 20 rowers only 3 had rowed this race before. The race began at 4.30pm with teams setting off at 30 second intervals. The Ladies vets were the first team from New Quay to set off followed 4 boats later by the New Quay Ladies team, both quickly establishing a good pace. All 3 men's teams were some of the last crews to set off, again getting into a good rhythm. Around the half way mark, the ladies had managed to catch up to the Ladies vets team amongst other crews. Around the halfway mark was where the mixed and men's teams were starting to catch up, all belting towards the finish. With the end in sight, everyone was giving it their all, to pass the finish line exhausted by elated. The Ladies vets team won their category, with the ladies team finishing a very respectable 4th. The men's team did extremely well and finished in 6th and 7th place with the men's super vets team coming 3rd. A great day all round!

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