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A fantastic start to our competitive season with a second place in the first heat and then a joint first in the second race. We were in the first race of the first heat, made an excellent start, turned in second and then rowed really well in the messy 2ft conditions to lead the field back to the beach. Unfortunately, Portreath trailed earlier, took a gamble with the run in and just beat us to the flag. In our second race, we again made a strong start and led the field for much of the race, ending in a really close run in with Perranporth Bachelors which in the end was too close to call resulting in the draw. We were 4th in our 3rd race, but did enough to get into the final race to compete for the extra bonus point which went to the dominant Porthtowan Bali Blues. Mike Slowman made his competitive debut for the team today and his power should help us consolidate or improve our position over the remainder of the summer's races.

 

 
 

June 21st Around Midday, small onshore chop.

 
 

First Race, Saunton far side probably second.

 
 

Nearing the end of the race, Saunton clear but Portreath just about to catch the critical wave!

 
 

Portreath's runner has got out earlier and is winning the race to the flag.

 
 
 
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