Paignton Amateur Rowing Club, Devon
Established: 1890 (Skiffs) 2007 (Gigs), 2010 (Coastal)
Gigs: Top Catch, Storm and Evans Above (Plastic)
About: Paignton ARC was established in 1890 and historically was known as a skiff racing club however a gig section was established in 2007. The club invested in a Cornish Pilot Gig training boat and christened her ‘Evans Above’. The boat was named after Michelle Evans, the club treasurer who sadly and suddenly passed away at the age of 42. In 2008 a second gig was purchased named ‘Top Catch’ and in January 2010 a third gig arrived named ‘Storm’. At regattas Paignton are clearly visible on the water thanks to our racing colours of old gold with a royal blue stripe and are normally one of the loudest clubs. Paignton ARC is unique in the south-west as being the only club to offer three different types of rowing.
Colours: Old Gold & Royal Blue