After days of heavy rain and windy conditions the
weather improved and the sun shone at last at Aberdyfi for our Rowing Regatta
on Sunday, June 17th.
Our Club captain Alun Stedman said," Thank goodness we had some good weather for rowing at last.... ! and I'm pleased we had such a good turn out. Although this is a Northern League event
we welcome teams from the Southern League who also came up to be a part of our regatta.
had teams from Portmadoc, Barmouth, Borth, Aberystwyth Ynys Mon and Newquay
here today as well our own Aberdyfi teams. We were racing inside the estuary which
makes the event a better spectator sport for everyone in the village. They were timed races today because of the tide and we have had some great racing,
with only seconds between some boats.
Only one Yole rower took part today from Aberystwyth, great to see him here but hope more Yoles will compete next time!"
In the men's race Aberdyfi's men's team of Ian
Andrews,Ed Moss, Dylan Evans and Paul Cruickshank with cox Clare Lever were
first oveall in a time of 40 minutes and 42 seconds, just beating the second
overall and first men's vets team to finish - Aberdyfi's Dave Rice, Paul Chesworth, Dave Chapman and Lindsay Parry with cox Ian
Brown - by 12 seconds. Third overall were Newquay in a time of 42 minutes and 42
Aberdyfi men's team of Nigel Pearson, Dai Hughes,
Dave Seabourne and John Ward with cox Beth Edwards were second men's super vets
team to finish in a time of 43 minutes and 59 seconds. First men's super vets
were Portmadoc in a time of 43 minutes and 12 seconds.
In the ladies race Aberdyfi's team of Kara
Chesworth, Toni Francis, Beth Parry, Rhian Jones with cox Ian Brown were first
overall ladies and first ladies vets to finish in a time of 27 minutes. Second
ladies vets were Portmadoc in a time of 29 minutes and 58 seconds and third
ladies vets were Aberystwyth in a time of 31 minuts and 38 seconds. Second
overall were Newquay in a time of 27 minutes and 49 seconds and third overall
were Aberdyfi's team of Clare Lever, Catherine Raine, Catrin Owen, Nicky Burgess
and cox Alice Hewitt in a time of 28 minutes and 11 seconds. Aberdyfi's team of
Kathy IIfla, Sandy Andrews, Deb Wood, Beth Edwards with cox Ian Andrews were
first ladies Super vets to finish in a time of 29 minutes and 3 seconds. Second
supervets were Portmadog in a time of 31 minutes and 36 seconds
In the mixed race Aberdyfi's Kara Chesworth, Paul
Chesworth, Dylan Evans, Toni Francis with cox Alice Hewitt were first overall and
first mixed vets in a time of 24 minutes and 42 seconds. Second mixed vets
were Aberdyfi's Clare Lever, Dave Rice, Ed Moss and Catherine Raine, with cox
Ian Brown in a time of 26 minutes and 32 seconds and third mixed vets were
Aberystwyth in a time of 27 minutes and 53 seconds. Second mixed overall were
Aberystwyth in a time of 25minutes and 41 seconds and third overall were Newquay
in a time of 25 minutes and 48 seconds.
Our Club captain Alun Stedman was pleased
with the day of racing. " I hope everyone has enjoyed the day, which was
enhanced once again by the wonderful, informative race commentary from David
Roberts. .Thanks to all who have helped out today in whatever capacity - whether marshalling, safety boats, catering - it all helps to make the day a success . Great to see the different clubs here again and that the healthy, friendly but very real competition between us all is still gong strong!"
"I am very pleased in particular with
Aberdyfi's own achievements which show the strength and depth we now have in
our club. Its great that we can rotate members so well between the different teams and still have excellent results "
Well done all!
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