On Saturday 15th September The Tywi Boat Club entered 2 teams in the above event. The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who like to win. As mentioned on this site the Tywi Boat Club has acquired 2 Celtic Longboats and the boats have engendered a tidal wave of enthusiasm with the areas young, (and not so young!!) prospective rowers. Over the past 2 months over 20 new Boat Club members have been practicing hard for this very race. The Llansteffan Tourism Association proudly sponsored the 2 boats with our new logo and llansteffan.com emblazoned on both sides of the boats. With 4 rowers in each boat plus a cox and a passenger plus a support team to help out, Llansteffan was well represented on the Thames with Darren Sainty, Beth Ryder, James Moore, and Gail Clayton amongst the rowers. Having had very little practice or experience the two boats Taf and Tywi achieved 122nd and 123rd place out of a total of 305 boats in 2hrs 52 mins, an incredible performance for a first attempt. So close were the two boats matched that they crossed the finish line after 21 miles with only 5 seconds between them. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i bawb gymerodd rhan – Congratulations to all the rowers and support who did Llansteffan proud. Till the next time then!!