CBMWC’s Marine Team wins New Quay rowing fun day

On Sunday 1st July CBMWC's project officer Laura Mears, science officer Sarah Perry and volunteers Rob Smith and Matt Jones took to the water, not on Sulaire but in a Celtic long boat to take part in New Quay Community Rowing Club's fun day. Initially hoping for nothing more than not to be the slowest team as none of the team members had ever rowed before, the Marine Team were actually the fastest losers in the first round with a time of 6 minutes 20 seconds over the half mile course, narrowly beaten by one second in their heat by the Hungry Trout team.

With the Hungry Trout and CBMWC setting the fastest times of the day so far, they went head to head again. This time CBMWC slashed their time to 5 minutes 45 seconds and beat the Hungy Trout hands down. And so they were through to three boat final against Cardigan Bay Watersports and the Football Club team.

Despite the other teams having a slight advantage at the start, the CBMWC team soon pulled away and held the lead to the vital buoy turn and back to the finish line, finishing comfortably ahead of both teams in 5 minutes 28 seconds - the fastest time of the day. 

Huge congratulations to the team who would like to thank their wonderful cox from the rowing club, all of their supporters on the harbour wall and also wish to say well done to everyone who took part.