MYC Porthmadog Rowing have added the newest edition to their fleet of Celtic Longboats at a naming ceremony held on Pen Cai, on Saturday 8 December 2012.
8 December 2012
Former MYC Commodore, Sheena Birch, accompanied by Rowing Chairman, Geoff Wood, unveiled the new rowing boat named Glaslyn and poured champagne over the bow to appease King Neptune. Many club members and onlookers came to fill their lungs with the smell of the new fiberglass hull, embrace the excitement and toast its good fortune.
Crew for the Maiden Voyage included Dr John Morris (cox and founding member of the Rowing Section), Simon Pendrell (oldest member), Oisin Lowe Sellars (youngest member), Bob Chamberlain (Men's Captain) and Nicola Jordan (Ladies Captain). The club's other three boats also joined in on celebrations donning the Welsh, Porthmadog and Jubilee Flags, whilst escorting Glaslyn out of the harbour to Borth Y Gest and prompting the gentle race on the return leg.
The club would like to offer their extended gratitude to the Sports Council of Wales for funding purchase of the new boat and its equipment. It will undoubtfully be a great asset for the forthcoming racing seasons, non-league challenges and social events. The club would also like to thank Purple Moose Brewery Ltd for their continued support throughout the season. If you are interested in joining the Rowing Club please contact Tina Skinner, Membership Secretary, on 07715326664 or visit www.madog-rowing.co.uk for more information.