Lyme gig rowers happy with midfield finish


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Hard work during winter training paid off for Lyme Regis Gig Rowing Club at the Three Rivers Race put on by Caradon GRC on the Tamar.

The course was a challenging six-mile endurance race – more than three times the distance of a typical Regatta race.

Competing teams completed in anything from a little under an hour to around 80 minutes.

The individual ladies’ and men’s races lined up at the start under the historic Tamar Bridge and were away in a series of heats at the drop of the starter’s flag.

Both of Lyme’s ladies’ teams got off to a good start and fought hard all the way to post commendable finishing times.

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The A team finished in an impressive 01.07.09 with the B team in hot pursuit, in 01.08.34.

Lyme’s men’s teams also fought a hard race. The A team were in a hard-fought battle with neighbours Bridport and completed their race in an impressive 00.53.41.

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The B boat fought off almost all of the other boats in their heat to record a time of 00.56.53.

Sixty-eight boats took part in this event with Lyme Regis finishing, overall, about midfield, which was a credible result against stiff competition. This has stood us in great stead for the forthcoming racing calendar,” said Josephine Whetlor from the club.

“An exciting season lies ahead of us, with the next challenge being the CPGA World Championships on the Isles of Scilly, held over the May bank holiday.

“The youth and junior sections are now progressing well, thanks to Kerry Maguire. We hope to see them competing soon.”

You can keep up with the club’s progress through the year by following ‘Lyme Regis Gig Club’ on Facebook.

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