06 August 2012
A mixed junior crew from Bridport Gig Club produced some powerful rowing to make it through to the semi-finals at the Newquay Championships recently.
Not having taken part in a major junior event before, the Under 16 rowing squad travelled to Newquay with the ethos of enjoying the experience.
However, after reaching the semi-finals through some choppy seas, Bridport achieved an amazing 9th place overall, exceeding all expectations.
Coach and Cox’n Chris Day said: “It was some of the most exciting and close racing I’ve seen achieved by solid, determined and gritty performances by the crew, Anya Loudon, Tilly Dixon, Ashley Kenway, Oliver Woodcock, Jake Preston, Sam Weston and Hollie Kenway.”