Sidmouth Gig Club crews impress at Rame Gig Regatta in Cornwall

PUBLISHED: 12:24 27 July 2018

Sidmouth Gig Club at the Rame Regatta in Cornwall

Sidmouth Gig Club at the Rame Regatta in Cornwall


Sidmouth Gig Club crews were in action last Saturday, making the trip down to Cornwall and the scenic villages of Cawsand and Kingsand for the Rame Gig Regatta, writes Jeremy Cloke.

Gigs on the beach ahead of the Rame Regatta in CornwallGigs on the beach ahead of the Rame Regatta in Cornwall

Sidmouth were amongst 25 plus crews in action, including most of the top ten crews from the Scillies World Championships.

The course was deceptively long, exploring Plymouth Sound and returning via the coast to the finish at Cawsand Beach.

Undaunted, the Sidmouth crews entered the men’s ladies, vets and supervet categories.

The Ladies A crew of Linda Wheate, Megan Rodgers, Louise Beekhan, Kirsteen Welch, Sarah McCourt and Gina Rodgers, coxed by Jeremy Cloke, continues to make steady improvement, and fought a hard race to come 15thth out of a very competitive 22 crews.

The Ladies B team of Megan Rodgers, Kirsteen Welch, Linda Wheate, Amanda Bleazard, Sarah McCourt and Julie Turner surprised everyone by achieving a notable 8th place out of 17 entrants.

The men’s crew, although containing some novice rowers, rowed very encouragingly, giving useful race experience to a number of Sidmouth rowers.

The club has its largest ever turnout of members training now in preparation for the next big date – the Lyme Regatta being held on Saturday, August 11.

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