Swanage SSRC held their first Supervets Competition on Saturday 14 October, 2017.
A long time ago ...well, before the Summer months at least, an SSRC member thought it would be fun to host a Supervets competition - that’s how much we love to row, compete and welcome fellow gig rowers to Swanage. Tide times were investigated and 14 October was picked and invites sent out to CPGA clubs. SSRC members rolled into action to host another event and the course was plotted around the bay. In true Swanage gig racing fashion it was a solid distance.....one visiting team felt like it was a 3 for 2 race event (.....in other words the course was quite long..... always good value in Swanage! )......and it had been slightly ‘ahem’ shortened from the original practice course sessions the week before!
We had teams and rowers from Bridport, Weymouth, Teign, Portland, Langstone, Dart, Mevagissey, Clevedon and Brixham. The day itself couldn’t have been better - almost perfect racing conditions. It went off without a hitch and everyone had a great days racing. Thanks to clubs that attended the event (some of whom who had done a 7 hour round trip), to those who helped with organisation - moving boats, baking cakes, and guiding traffic - and of course not forgetting the winners on the day! Hopefully 2018 will see us host another Supervets ....watch this space!