FOLLOWING the great success of their 40 mile row to Mumbles last year, the Barry Yacht Club Sea Rowing Section are this year taking on a major fund raising challenge attempting a 80 mile double row, weather permitting, to Mumbles and back on Sunday, starting at 7.15am.

This year the row will be to raise money to support Llamau the charity that provides help and guidance for young people between the ages of 14 to 19.

The money raised will provide membership of the Yacht Club Sea Rowing Section for several young persons together with the required equipment.

They will, with active participation, gain the skills and confidence they will need to become independent young adults.

The clubs two Celtic Long Boats will be joined by a boat from the Mumbles Sea Rowing Club.

After leaving Barry Harbour at High Water together with a safety support boat, they will be taking the ebb tide down channel following the coast past St Donats and Porthcawl to Mumbles.

The row down is expected to take 6 hours, arriving at low tide.

One crew, after a brief stop will begin their return row, whilst the other boat will change crews for the return to Barry.