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Joseph and Maisie first in Delapre
The original Delapre, which was a handicap race for all age groups, was swum as early as 1905 but ceased to take place around 1983.
The New Delapre, so called because of the obvious changes to the harbour, is swum over a course of approximately 600m and is no longer a handicap race, with organisers restricting it to those aged 13 and under.
The first swimmer home, and winner of the Boys’ Cup, was Joseph Boyer, 13, in a time of 15mins 54secs.
Hot on his heels was Nathanael Worm-leighton, who is still only 10 and who finished in 15mins 59secs.
The Girls’ Cup went to Maisie Amos, 13, in 16mins 24secs, followed closely by Elena Wood, 12, in 16mins 44secs.
Other very notable times were swum by Georgia Clarke (18mins 14secs), Louis King (19mins 36secs), Alexandra Moorey (20mins 28secs) and Nathan Moorey (24mins 43secs).
Also taking part was nine-year-old George Amos.
Barracudas thanked the Bridport Swim-ming Club for allowing them to use the original Delapre Cup, Harbour Master James Radcliffe, and Sophie Dawe for swimming along with the youngsters to provide extra safety.
The action in the water continues this Sunday with the Blackbuoy Cup (11am).
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