Bewl Bridge Regatta, July 1979
BBRC Held it's First Regatta in July 1979, two years after rowing was established at Bewl.
The regatta was held up the 'rowing arm' finishing at Rosemary Dam, The programme doesn't say how long the races were? Probably, roughly 1000 metres, looking at the map? There were 18 races in total, and 12 clubs involved. Three Bewl scullers, I wonder who they were?
Most of these clubs are still around, and perhaps one day we'll be able to invite them back for another wee race.
The club had high aspirations 'a major step in the creation of an International Rowing Centre'. Still a way to go here...
Although BBRC isn't an International Rowing Centre, We've certainly transformed in membership and number of club boats. So from humble beginnings with big aspirations we now offer substantial Junior, Senior and Masters rowing. A big thanks to our founding members.