Thursday, August 29, 2013
Young Barum crew compete in under 14s championship
Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club’s junior crew, the Barum Blades, took part in the annual under 14s Championships.
The Barum Blades were the only team of the 25 competing from North Devon at the event in Hayle, which marked the end of the Gig rowing season for all junior crews.
This was the first time that the Blades had taken part in the under 14s championships and they put on a great performance, finishing second in their heat and progressing to the plate competition.
After coming first in the next round of races the crew made it through to the plate final, in which they finished second. Their final time was very fast and matched the time of the third-placed boat in the elite cup final.
Blades Coxswain Chris Walter said: “I am really proud of the Blades and it is great to see how they have developed as a crew. The training and racing experience has really paid off, well done to all that took part.”
If you are between 11 and 15 and would like to join the Barum Blades visit the Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club website: www.barnstaplepilotgigclub.co.uk.