Appledore Supervets Results

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Pic above of Teign men crossing the finish line
Appledore Pilot Gig Club hosted their 3rd annual Supervets Regatta this weekend. The event, only for rowers aged over 50, has grown exponentially in popularity. Twenty two clubs from throughout Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset brought more than 250 rowers to Appledore for two days of racing. Both the men’s and ladies’ races were fiercely competitive, with crews jostling for position to ensure the best racing line down the River Torridge from the start at the Fish Dock. The straight course then ran the length of the quay to Appledore’s iconic anchor, enabling a large crowd to view the race and  cheer on their teams. The sprint distance meant  boats were very close, and no amount of energy was spared to drive the blades through the water to the finish.

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Pic above: Teign Men receiving their trophy
In the finals on Sunday it was Ilfracombe Ladies who took the trophy, with Weymouth in 2nd place and Salcombe coming in 3rd.
The Men’s race was won by Teign A crew, who narrowly beat the hosts Appledore, with Lyme Regis coming in 3rd.
Clubs were presented with their awards from a representative of the main sponsors ‘Brewer Harding & Rowe’.
The crews will probably not meet again until the World Championships in the Scilly Isles in May, where a much longer course will pose a different type of challenge.

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Participating Clubs:
Appledore, Barnstaple, Boscastle & Crackington, Bridport, Bude, Clevedon, Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Lyme Regis, Mevagissey, Pendeen, Port Isaac, Rame, RM Tamar, Rock, Salcombe, Sidmouth, Swanage, Tamar & Tavy, Teign, Torridge, Weymouth.Results:
Ladies
1st    Ilfracombe
2nd  Weymouth
3rd  Salcombe
4th  Lyme Regis
5th  Torridge
6th  Teign BMens
1st  Teign A
2nd  Appledore
3rd  Lyme Regis A
4th  Torridge
5th  Weymouth A
6th  Barnstaple
Pic below of Ilfracombe Ladies

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Photos by Hazel Waters
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