Puffin Island Race- Saturday, August 22
'enjoyable race in idyllic surroundings'- see nigel's report..


 
A 12 mile course from Beaumaris along the Menai Strait, around Puffin Island and back through the challenging Puffin Sound to return to Beaumaris...
 
" Conditions for the Puffin Island race were ideal.  There was little wind, calm sea and only light intermittent rain."
 
"The course was very scenic from Beaumaris going East around Puffin Island and then back to the start.  This was about 12 miles distance and it took our team around 90 minutes."
 
" Puffin Island did not have any Puffins, but our team was definitely “puffin” by the end of the race.  There were however some curious seals and an impressive lighthouse and wreck."
 
"This was the first time Aberdyfi competed in this event and we fielded two teams -
Our men's team were Dave Chapman, Paul Chesworth, Tim Chesworth, Paul Cruickshank and cox Kara Chesworth."
"Our super vets were Nigel Pearson, Dave Seabourne, Mike Rogers, James Willis and a special thanks goes to Sally from Beaumaris who stepped in to be our cox." 
 
" Our objective was partly to get training over a medium distance in preparation for the Great River Race on the Thames in September."
 
" The men’s team quickly gained a large lead and they finished first in the race by a considerable distance.  Our Supervets team finished in the middle of the field.   Some rowers competed in a league race in Caernarfon the next day."
 
"Beaumaris Yacht club provided excellent organisation, hospitality and a great lunch with seconds."
 
" Altogether a very enjoyable race in idyllic surroundings."
 
     
Posted: 16:38:32 - 24/08/2015

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