ILFRACOMBE Pilot Gig Club men s A crew pulled out all the stops to gain their third consecutive victory when they took part in Lyme Regis regatta. Keith Barclay, Ian Halls, Jack Turner, Dion Hunt, Jeremy Webb, Jason Chubb and coxswain Roy Thorne made some

ILFRACOMBE Pilot Gig Club men's A crew pulled out all the stops to gain their third consecutive victory when they took part in Lyme Regis regatta.

Keith Barclay, Ian Halls, Jack Turner, Dion Hunt, Jeremy Webb, Jason Chubb and coxswain Roy Thorne made some telling tight turns in the early stages to gain a good lead over the host club going in to the home straight.

There were third places for both the Ladies A crew of Lisa Furborough, Julie Gordge, Sarah Barclay, Mandy Turner, Zoe Green, Michelle England and cox Lee Kift and the men's B crew of Roy Thorne, Ben Boudier, Lee Kift, Barry Turner, Mo Embrey, Stuart Dagley and cox Keith Barclay.

The club finished in second place overall.

The Ilfracombe club will be hosting its own second regatta on Saturday, August 21, with teams from all over the South West attending, including

Weymouth, Bude, Salcombe, Bideford, Appledore, Clovelly, Lyme Regis and Torridge.

The regatta is being sponsored by local builders merchants RGB Ilfracombe and there will be unique trophies by the top designers at Dartington Crystal in Great Torrington.

Racing is due to start at 11.30am and will continue until 5pm.