Mens & U16 County Championships 2008

At last, a weekend of warm sunshine and calm conditions provided a stunning backdrop to the men’s and U16’s event hosted by Newquay Rowing Club.

Our U16 crew, Jowan, Beth, Megan, Danny, Jordan and Zoe rowed Gallant in the first heat which was a fast one and came in third.  This allowed them through to the semi finals in which they had a fantastic start and came in fourth, unfortunately they missed out on a place in the final by 15 seconds and came 7th overall from 24 crews.
U16 crew Newquay County Championships 2008
U16 crew Newquay County Championships 2008

Danny Rundle : “On Sunday, Flushing & Mylor Under 16 Gig crew competed in the County U16 Championships. In the first round we were in the Gallant against some other strong crews. We had a brilliant row and had a hard battle with Helford B for the line. We were the victors and finished in 4th position, with this we made it through to the semi’s. In the semi’s we were once again drawn against some tough competition. We had another brilliant row with all of us putting in 110% effort. We had another battle for the line but this time we lost. We finished in 4th position in the semi’s. We missed the finals by only 17 seconds! We had a brilliant day and finished in 7th position overall. Congratulations to Helford A for winning the competition. This was our last ever race together because of our ages, so on behalf of the crew I would like to thank Andy Blake and Neil Rogers for being our outstanding coaches.”

Mens crews 30th and 74th, we had two mens crews taking part from around 85 in total. Well done to Mounts Bay A for winning the event with our close neighbours Falmouth A in a strong 2nd place and Caradon A 3rd in Pinnacle.