Photo above courtesy of howaboutdave photography
Ilfracombe Gig Club’s annual Regatta on July 11th provided some testing conditions for all participants. With the advantage of being on home ground, Ilfracombe secured seven out of ten victories.
The Men’s crews were in top form and won all the categories they entered – Men’s A, Men’s B, Vets and Supervets. The Ladies A crew continued to show their strength, picking up the win, although they were pushed by Weymouth on the first buoy turn. Two Ladies B crews, both with novice rowers, successfully beat the elements to secure fifth and seventh place, with Weymouth taking the victory. With the Juniors notching up another impressive win and the home Club’s Mixed crew storming to victory, Ilfracombe were convincing winners on the day.