Aberdyfi Regatta a great success!
sun shines at Aberdyfi for Race day.....


 
 Great rowing by Aberdyfi teams in men's, ladies and mixed races.... 
 
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.
We 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 seconds
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.
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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!
 
click here for more pics from the regatta
 
     
Posted: 14:49:24 - 18/06/2012

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