Torridge regatta results

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Photo above, and report below, courtesy of Jane Fish showing the U14s setting off for their race.

Gigs entered from Boscastle, Lyme Regis, Bude, as well as 2 boats from Ilfracombe 2 from Appledore 1 boat from Barnstaple and 2 boats from the host club, making a field of 10 boats.



Torridges home regatta proved very popular with holiday makers and visitors who took a keen interest in the races. The weather conditions were perfect and even though it wasn’t a big tide Torridge managed to fit all the races in before the sandbanks emerged.

Gig racing is such an inclusive sport that 2 gig rowing couples from Weymouth and Exmouth arrived on spec and were rewarded with 11 rows between them. On the subject of inclusivness Torridge had 3 lady rowers competing who are 70, 73 and 74 years of age.

The participating club’s efficient quick turnarounds remarkably enabled all 12 races to take place with many rowers racing 3 or 4 times.

The overall winner’s trophy went to Ilfracombe in Rapparee. Torridge’s collision at the buoy and subsequent disqualification cost them a 10 point penalty which saw Torridge’s Kerens knocked off the top spot into 2nd place overall with Barnstaple 3rd and Appledore’s Verbena finishing 4th.


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2 Comments on "Torridge regatta results"

  1. Pat Morris

    Great write up. Fantastic to see celebrating the 60++ group instead of dismissing ability and fitness in this group of rowers. Gig rowing for all. Thanks. Pat

  2. Bernie Cork

    Thanks Pat. Indeed our last race combined all ages, one rower from each decade, from teenager to 60+.
    We debated whether to make it point scoring, thinking some clubs might not take it seriously. Our fears were totally unfounded. Bernie.

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