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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.


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

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