SSRC men’s crews had been out all summer training for the Newquay Championships at the end of September. But as the weekend approached, bad weather meant that Newquay Rowing Club had to make the difficult call to postpone the event until early October ......stormy seas were forecast and getting out of the harbour to race was just too tricky (and maybe a little dangerous).
Unfortunately the date change meant we lost some crew members due to other commitments and we were only able to send 1 crew to compete in the Championships. We combined some of our A and B crew members and they just had 2 weeks to train together and jostle for positions in the boat! The weather on the weekend wasn’t as kind as it had been for the ladies championships (usually the other way round it has to be said) ...the Cornish wind and rain didn’t disappoint and exciting racing conditions faced all the teams. Proper Newquay seas on the Saturday ....swell and more swell ....and some wind and rain thrown in for good measure.
The men raced well in the first round and made it through to the second round - they didn’t quite make it to the quarter finals but ended up a very respectable 39th position out of just over 70 crews. On Sunday, it was a nail biting final between Falmouth A and Caradon A ...demonstrating that it really does come down to time!
Well done SSRC men!