Torridge almost top at Looe

11:51 04 June 2014

The Torridge Pilot Gig Club contingent had an excellent Looe Regatta on Saturday.

The Torridge Pilot Gig Club contingent had an excellent Looe Regatta on Saturday.

Archant

The Torridge Pilot Gig Club has a great weekend at the Looe Regatta.

The Torridge ladies veterans team were triumphant at the Looe Regatta.The Torridge ladies veterans team were triumphant at the Looe Regatta.

TORRIDGE Pilot Gig Club headed to Cornwall on Saturday for the Looe Regatta.

Nine clubs from across Devon and Cornwall took part with strong opposition from Caradon gig club and Looe, which who have both been ranked in the top 10 in both men’s and ladies at recent world championships.

The Torridge ladies vets made a great start pulling away from the pack with each stroke. Despite being chased by Rock, which obtained podium position at the world champs, Torridge ladies held them off to win with clear water behind.

For the remaining races the club continued to improve and beat crews from other clubs that had beaten them only a few weeks ago at the Scillies.

Other results: Men’s vets 6th, C race 3rd; Men’s B 5th; Men’s A 5th; Ladies B 5th, Ladies A 4th; Mixed 4th.

The club finished a second overall, beaten only by Looe.

The club runs social nights on Fridays from 6pm for anyone, adult and junior, who is keen to try gig rowing, meeting at the ferry slipway opposite Johns supermarket or email tpgcsecretary@gmail.com

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 12:59

Appledore Lions held on to beat Stratton 4-3 and keep their Kingsley League Cup dreams alive.

Read more
Wed, 12:42
Now is a good time to consider that neglected reel maintenance.

North Devon is the not most inspiring fishing venue in March, but there is plenty you can do to prepare for the coming season...

Read more
Tue, 12:55
Josh King was a scorer for Bideford. Pic: Kevin Crowl

Bideford travel to Drybrook in Gloucestershire on the back of a 33-12 win over visiting Cullompton in South West One.

Read more
Tue, 12:48
North Devon Gazette Football League

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

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

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
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



North Devon's trusted business finder