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

This week’s Tolchards Devon Cricket League round-up

Read more
16:31
Bideford Amateur Athletic Club's rowers.

There was success for both Bideford clubs on home water on Sunday.

Read more
15:00
Boca Seniors v Torrington. Picture: Andy Keeble

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up.

Read more
12:46
Tarrant Wotton with one of his festival winning smoothounds.

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more
Yesterday, 18:48
Bideford v Barnstaple Town. Picture: Matt Smart

The two sides met each other in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West this afternoon (Monday).

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Barnstaple Town v Hereford. Picture: Andy Keeble

More than 700 people visited Mill Road to watch Hereford beat Barnstaple 2-0 in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West.

Read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Find yourself a good spot for the Bideford Fishing Festival this weekend...

Plus don’t miss Bideford Fishing Festival this weekend – all in the North Devon angling scene round up

Read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ilfracombe's U14 crew (from left to right): Charlie Chamberlain, Kerry French, Amie Hannah, Joe Filer, Keegan Boudier, Devon Mannering, David Waters (Cox).  Photo: Dan Hutchinson.

The U14 crew was in action in Hayle on Sunday.

Read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This week’s Tolchards Devon Cricket League round-up

Read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Danny Jenkins scored two goals in Boca's win over Hartland. Picture: Rob Bates.

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 15°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