BARNSTAPLE Pilot Gig Club's juniors took part in the Under-14 Championships in Hayle, Cornwall.
This event marked the end of the gig-rowing season for juniors and was attended by more than 25 crews from across the South West.
Barum Blades were joined by Bude's Bulldogs.
Over a short sprint course, the Blades put in a great performance in their first heat to finish second and progress to the plate competition.
Finishing first in the next round, the crew made it through to the plate final where they took second place in a time that matched the third-place boat in the cup final.
Chris Walter, the Blades cox, said: "I am really proud of the Blades and it is great to see how they have developed as a crew.
"The training and racing experience has really paid off. Well done to all who took part."
To find out more about Barum Blades, for 11 to 15- year-olds, visit barnstaple pilotgigclub.co.uk