Updated: Mon 29th @ 1030
Report: This year we had 22 boats from as a far a field as Swanage, Mounts Bay, Teignmouth and Clovelly competing in Looe Bay on a beautiful summers day with a light southerly breeze and slight swell making for good conditions whether it be lying on the beach topping the tan up or out rowing. We decided to give clubs a long course this year in a similar format to Charlestown, with the first buoy turn off the beach, providing spectators a good vantage point to see the racing from the Banjo Pier. It seems we might have got a tad enthusiastic when laying the course, and gave crews more of a marathon course taking the winning Vets crew nearly 21 minutes to compete. After attempting to kill most of the Vets crews off, we shortened the course down to a more respectable 15-16 minute course for the other senior races. Something we will remember for next year…
Home success was ensured with the U14s crew notching up their 3rd win in a row and being piped for first place by Fowey in the U16s race maintaining the competitive racing that both crews have had during the season. Roseland, Caradon and Falmouth shared the rest of the honours, with crews from Mounts Bay, Fowey, and Charlestown up there in the mix, proved for some tight racing for the top spots (And also further down the field too!) in the other senior races during the afternoon, which also saw crews being well behaved and not being DQ’d.
It was a good day for the club whom for the first time in a few years were able to field three men’s crews, two ladies crews, two U14s and U16s crews and a mixed crew which has been the culmination of several years hard work by club members. Thanks to all the club members whom worked hard yesterday to ensure it was by and large a successful day on and off the water.
Finally, thanks to all clubs who attended and helped make it an enjoyable day, the kind comments about how lucky we are with the new Boathouse and we will try our best next year not to kill you all in the first race! We’re now in planning for our next competition in November…which will involve crews…but not boats…More details to come later in the year…
Killigerran (Roseland) 21.57
Pilgrim (Cattewater) 22.12
Lantic (Fowey) 22.22
Mary Newman 22.32
Teign Spirit 23.08
Leah C 24.03
Penlee Point 24.55
Samphire (Looe) 4.46
Lantic (Fowey) 5.01
Speedwell (Rock) 5.44
Lantic (Fowey) 3.04
Samphire (Looe) 3.04.5
Minadhou (Rame) 3.15
Teign Spirit 4.16
Irene Too (Falmouth) 14.14
Mary Newman (Caradon) 14.30
Taran (Mounts Bay) 14.35
Teign Spirit 15.29
Killigerran (Roseland) 15.48
Mary Newman (Caradon) 16.02
Taran (Mounts Bay) 16.10
Teign Spirit 17.57
Looe Rowing Club would like to invite you to our Regatta to be held on East Looe Beach on Saturday 27th June.
There will be a BBQ with refreshments on the Sea Front and ample parking for all at the Millpool Carpark in West Looe, including reserved spaces for trailers.
Boats should arrive at the Slipway in the Millpool Carpark by no later than 12am to ensure you don’t miss the tide. There will be members of the club on hand to help launch your boat – but you must ensure you have four rowers and a coxswain to get your Gig to the seafront.
We cannot allow any boats down through the town to unload at East Looe Seafront so please don’t be late or you will miss the tide!
The itinerary is as follows:
1:30pm – Cox’s Meeting ~ First race at 1:45 pm
Any ‘C’ crews wanting to race can go in the ‘B’ race.
Presentation of Trophies will be immediately after the last race of the day. If you won a Trophy last year can you please ensure it is returned to us!
We will be timing the races and we are looking for Umpires to help on the day, so if you able to umpire please contact me, your help will be much appreciated.
We will unfortunately be putting a cap on the number of boats we can accommodate to 25. It will therefore be first come first served. If you would like to attend then please let me know by Friday 19th June.
Download the invite as a PDF here