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Llanion 11th June 2017

Llanion 11th June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

Llanion Sunday 11th June 2017           A grand total of sixteen rowers turned up at a very windy, and sometimes wet, Llanion League Race, a day that proved to be very successful for Wiseman’s Bridge Rowing Club, with the club winning seven raffle prizes on the day, the top prize being a box of chocolates, which was duly shared between club members.

Special thanks need to go to Nick and Andy who turned up and assisted with just coxing duties, Nick actually coxing two races back to back. However, it must be pointed out that he was warned by the organisers for his aggressive style, and was threatened with a 10 point deduction, something which Nick has since reflected upon, and of which he is still very proud. (Simon, not to be out done, also got into a kerfuffle while he was coxing and taught his crew some new swear words.)

The first race was a ladies super vets crew of Gabi, Sarah, Marja and Mel, who were coxed by Nick, went out in Nauti Buoy. In very difficult conditions they managed a very creditable 12th out of 17 boats, a sterling effort.

We managed to put out two boats in the men’s race, a men’s senior boat of Simon, Iwan, Conor and Johnny with Nick again coxing, and a super vets crew of John, Tony, Gareth and Graham with Rod coxing this formidable boat. Unfortunately the ‘saga training regime’ did not assist the vets crew as Rod pulled in at the café at Lawrenny for tea and toast, not as nice as Dennis’s café at Tenby.

The men’s senior came in 9th out of 12 boats, unfortunately I can’t remember where the super vets finished, but the boat did win a trophy for second in class, and a massive ‘well done’ needs to go to this crew (what a cox).

The mixed race again saw Wiseman’s enter two boats. A mixed crew of Marja, Mel, Conor and John went out in the lightest boat Nauti Buoy, and were coxed by Andy. They managed to finish 10th out of 17 boats.

A super vets crew of Gabi, Rod, Gareth and Libby went out in Oarsome, the heavier boat, and were coxed by Simon. This crew finished 13th and won the second trophy of the day, achieving second place in the Mixed Super Vets category. Again a massive ‘well done’ to this crew.

Another fantastic day for the Wisey’s Rowing Family with many thanks to all who attended and supported the club, and thanks to those who towed. The other thing we learnt on this eventful day was that Simon likes Chris Harding’s hair, the way it has the little tuft on top, it was all he could talk about during the presentations!!