Bridport News :: New Club Launching First Gig in May

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15 months after the foundation of their new club, Bridport Gig Club are looking forward to launching their first gig on May 16th.
 
They will name her ‘Buckydoo’ – the origins of which are a little hazy…
Launch Invite for Bridport Gig Club

Launch Invite for Bridport Gig Club

Some believe it stems from the name of a pub that once stood in the town square called “The Buck and Doe”, whilst others trace it back to medieval times when criminals destined for the gallows were kept in a „Bocado‟, a type of jail sited where the square is to-day.
Either way, BGRC members also liked the name because it represents “…A playful place for commu-nity recreation”, which of course reflects the purpose of the boat itself. It was voted as the favourite out of 16 proposed names.

The club has also adopted a new logo which com-bines the rope making heritage of Bridport with the traditional livery of the gig rowing scene. The crossed oars of gig rowing are set behind a representation of a “Bridport Dagger”, or hangmans noose. The logo was designed by a member of BGRC.

The new boat has been built by Trevor Deakin in St. Austell.

Contact Sally Vaughan on 07796 684519 for more information or see their website www.bridportgigrowingclub.org.uk  

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