North Devon’s gig rowers were on top form at the weekend as they took part in the mixed and veterans’ championships in Saltash.

The mixed races took place on Saturday, with the mixed supervets kicking things off.

Ilfracombe came fourth in their semi-final – not quite enough to make it to the final.

Torridge made it through to the final, with their crew powering impressively to fifth place overall.

Ilfracombe’s mixed vets did make it through to the final, and finished fourth in a closely-contested final.

Torridge’s mixed vets put in a good performance against strong opposition to make it to the plate final.

The men’s and ladies’ veterans and supervets’ races followed on Sunday, with more good results for the local clubs.

For Ilfracombe, the ladies’ superveterans finished an impressive third overall, with the men not allowing themselves to be outdone in fourth.

There was also a second place for the men’s veterans in the cup competition.

Ilfracombe had won the title last year and looked on course to retain their title with wins in the first round and semi-finals.

They were then involved in an almighty battle with Carandon for the title, narrowly missing out on the top prize.

Torridge also managed some good placings on Sunday, finishing sixth in the ladies’ veterans and fifth in the mixed superveterans.

Barnstaple also took part in the Sunday races, with some strong results.

The Barum men’s veterans rowed bravely against strong - and much younger - opposition and reached the semi-finals of the plate competition.

The Barum ladies rowed strongly in the superveteran races to reach the semi-finals of the cup competition, only missing out on the finals by half a boat length at the finishing line.

All of the North Devon gig clubs are now looking forward to the Ilfracombe Regatta on July 11.