Milford Haven Sea Cadets back on top!

Rowing success for Milford Haven at South West Area competition

By Patrick Ovenden   |   Reporter   |
Monday 27th June 2022 10:15 am
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Milford Haven’s winning Rowing Boat Handling team at the Area Regatta, 2022
Milford Haven’s winning Rowing Boat Handling team at the Area Regatta, 2022 (Pic. supplied )

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Milford Haven Sea Cadets are back on top after entering the South West Area Rowing and Boat Handling Competition in Bristol on Saturday. They were able to do this as a result of winning two categories at the earlier West Wales District competition: Rowing Boat Handling and Open Boys Rowing Team.

The boat handling team is completed on skill, showing the ability to move the boat through the water, moving forwards and backwards, being able to come alongside a pontoon, moor to a buoy, carry out a man overboard to name but a few actions. The rowing races are just that - fastest across the line.

After beating off fierce competition Milford Haven Unit was announced as the winning Rowing Boat Handling team, making them the best in the South West Area and off to the UK National Competition held in London towards the end of August! Amazing results and their first regatta since 2019. The Open Girls Team came 5th. Overall, it was an incredible set of results against the 9 Districts best teams, to be now ranked the top out of 80 Units in the South West Area.

Lieutenant (SCC) William Elliott RNR, the Unit Commanding Officer, comments:

“I am extremely pleased with the success of the competition; especially as Team Milford Haven showed their abilities on the water off, alongside promoting better teamwork and boat handling skills too, especially as it has been a few years since we could compete again. With many thanks to all the amazing Adult Volunteers who give up their time to ensure that training (and extra training) was made available to ensure the success of our teams.”

If you are interested in joining Sea Cadets or Royal Marines Cadets, visit www.milfordhavenscc.org.uk or go along on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm until 9 pm every week. Email [email protected] for more information.

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