Appledore, Barnstaple, Clovelly, Ilfracombe and Torridge all raced in the event alongside some 140 boats.

Appledore PGC's Ladies Supervets crew at the World ChampionshipsAppledore PGC's Ladies Supervets crew at the World Championships

North Devon’s pilot gig clubs descended on the Isles of Scilly at the weekend for the 2017 World Championships.

Appledore, Barnstaple, Clovelly, Ilfracombe and Torridge all raced in the event alongside some 140 boats.

There were some impressive performances across the categories, with Appledore finishing 15th in the ladies’ race in Whitford.

Ilfracombe were 27th in Rapparee and Torridge were 51st in the race won by Caradon.

Ilfracombe were the highest finishers in the men’s race, which was won by Falmouth, crossing in 25th in Rapparee, just ahead of Torridge in Will to Win (28th) and Kerens (38th). Appledore finished 54th and 57th.

In the ladies’ veteran races, all clubs finished in the top 40. Torridge were the highest finishers in 11th, three places ahead of Ilfracombe.

The supervets saw Appledore and Torridge finish fifth and sixth respectively in the men’s race, with Ilfracombe 25th.

In the women’s race, Appledore finished eighth, with Ilfracombe in 21st.

RESULTS

Ladies: 15, Appledore (Whitford); 27, Ilfracombe (Rapparee); 51, Torridge (Kerens); 71, Appledore (Verbena); 88; Barnstaple (Nipper); 95, Torridge (Will to Win); 99, Ilfracombe (Rogue); 108, Clovelly (Christine H); 118, Barnstaple (Lady Freda); 123, Appledore (Daedalus).

Men: 25, Ilfracombe (Rapparee); 28, Torridge (Will to Win); 38, Torridge (Kerens); 54, Appledore (Whitford); 57, Appledore (Verbena); 80, Ilfracombe (Rogue); 84, Barnstaple (Lady Freda); 104, Barnstaple (Nipper); 116, Clovelly (Christine H).

Ladies’ vets: 11, Torridge (Kerens); 14, Ilfracombe (Rapparee); 29, Appledore (Whitford); 34, Barnstaple (Nipper); 40, Clovelly (Christine H); 42, Torridge (Will to Win).

Men’s vets: 15, Ilfracombe (Rapparee); 38, Torridge (Kerens).

Ladies’ supervets: 8, Appledore (Verbena); 21, Ilfracombe (Rogue).

Men’s supervets: 5, Appledore (Verbena); 5, Torridge (Will to Win); 25, Ilfracombe (Rogue).