Appledore pick up great results against top Cornish crews

09:54 19 May 2014

Appledore Gig Club at Newlyn for the Zennor Regatta

Appledore Gig Club at Newlyn for the Zennor Regatta

Archant

North Devon club finish third overall at Newlyn

APPLEDORE Pilot Gig Club travelled to Newlyn on Saturday to join a host of Cornish crews for the first of the post-Scillies events.

The Zennor Gig Club Regatta, held in the waters of Mount’s Bay, is a chance for the crews to consolidate their positions on home territory after the excitement of the World Championships.

The clubs of North Devon are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with after years of domination by the Cornish, and it was Appledore’s turn this weekend to put the North Devon rowing scene firmly on the map.

With a massive 17 clubs taking part, a calm sea, clear blue sky and St Michael’s Mount as a backdrop, the colourful gigs presented a spectacular sight as they lined up for the start of the strenuous 2½km course.

Appledore (Whitford) came in overall third position - a best ever result for the club against such prestigious opposition - behind Mounts Bay (Kensa) in first and Coverack (Lark) second.

The ladies’ B crew picked up the club’s best result of the day, picking up an impressive second, with the men’s vets and the mixed crews finishing fourth in their respective races.

The ladies’ A crew and men’s A both finished fifth, and the men’s B crew came home in seventh.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 14:30

Carol Anne Diamonds and Titans were both in action in South West Regional League One

Read more
Wed, 13:24

There were wins for Appledore and Torridgeside in the South West Peninsula League at the weekend. Here’s this week’s round-up

Read more
Wed, 09:50

Barnstaple suffered a third consecutive 1-0 defeat in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West on Tuesday night

Read more
Wed, 08:00

Tickets for the event go on sale on tomorrow (Thursday)

Read more
Tue, 19:00

North Devon league football was back in action this weekend. Here’s this week’s round-up.

Read more
Tue, 18:00

A late try from Richie Norman sealed a 12-5 victory for Bideford against Okehampton in the Tribute South West One West on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 16:30

Barry Yeo’s side lost 1-0 to the Bristol side in Division One South and West on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 16:04

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more
Tue, 16:00

Barum picked up a bonus point win in the National League Two South at Pottington on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 15:24

Langford beat Sam Sheedy by way of a split decision at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Saturday night

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications