ILFRACOMBE Pilot Gig Club won eight races at their home regatta but the most significant was the one they didn't win.
In their first regatta, the club's junior crew finished second behind Brixham.
Olivia Halls, Will Homa, Charlie South, Joe Filer, Luke Halls and David Williams made up the crew, with cox Bob Corwyn.
They performed well in choppy conditions and the club hopes there will be many more races for the juniors.
Sarah Barclay, Ilfracombe's press officer, said: "We have always had juniors coming down to the club but have never managed to get a whole crew together.
"Some of them are under 11 and it was quite something for them to take part."
Ilfracombe have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and the next step is to strengthen the junior section, which has about 10 members.
"The club has got a majority of veterans and we would dearly love to attract more younger rowers," said Barclay.