The 2010 longboat league racing season kicked off on June 13th in Shell Island south of Harlech, which was hosted by the Mochras club. Conditions were testing with choppy seas, high winds and the common welsh phenomenon of heavy rain. But this didn’t deter the nine clubs that had turned up to compete. Porthmadog now sponsored by Purple Moose Brewery donned their new lilac t-shirts for the first time.
The Porthmadog Ladies Vets claimed the top prize in their category, with the Ladies team finishing 4th. The men’s teams also did well with a 6th position in the senior and a 2nd in the Supavet categories. Finally a few hardy rowers braved the conditions again to compete in the mixed races. The senior mixed were held off by Mochras into 5th position, with the mixed vets team finishing second in their category. All in all a good warm up for the prestigious race of the season the following Saturday, June 19th in Porthmadog.