Rowers wow crowds at Gelliswick Bay
12:01pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Milford Mercury news
MILFORD Haven rowers showed they had some muscle when they took part in the rowing regatta in Gelliswick last weekend.
More than 250 people turned out to cheer on the rowing section of the Pembrokeshire Yacht Club (PYC) which competed in the Welsh Sea Rowing Association league last Sunday.
PYC rowing mens' captain Karl Webber said that 15 clubs from Barry all the way to to Aberystwyth took part in the event, hosted for the fourth time by the PYC in Gelliswick Bay.
Karl said: "It was a brilliant day, it was so busy with rowers, supporters, and their families coming down to the bay to watch the races."
He said there was something for everyone, with mens', ladies', novice and juniors', and mixed races held on the day.
The mens' race was won by the Solva team, while the novices from Mumbles got ahead their race. The mixed race was won by Aberystwyth, and Aberporth took the ladies title, while the Milford Haven novices won the league.
Since February, the rowing club has gained three new novice teams, with another one in the pipeline this year. But the club, which has been going for about seven years and has some 30 members, is always on the lookout for new rowers.
Karl said: "New clubs spring up all the time, but I don't think they get enough publicity. It's great fun and it's social, so we would love to attract some more members."
The rowing club, which is a bit short on ground of male rowers, will hold a mens' open day on September 29.
Anybody interested in rowing can call the club on 01646 692799 and leave a message, or find PYC Rowing on Facebook.