Sidmouth ladies row well at Appledore

gig crew

gig crew - Credit: Archant

The annual SuperVet championship took place in Appledore, North Devon, last weekend, and Sidmouth Gig Racing Club entered one ladies’ and two men’s teams.

gig crew

gig crew - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth ladies did well to make the semi-finals. Both men’s crews rowed hard and well but didn’t make the cut this time.

The ladies and men will be travelling to the Scilly Isles at the end of April to take part in the World Championship. They will be using their beautiful wooden gig boat named Keith Owen.

Sidmouth Gig Racing Club was founded five years ago and has around 40 members who enjoy rowing on the sea off Sidmouth, and taking part in regattas during the summer months.

Not surprisingly quite a lot of members are over 50s who count as SuperVets in the sport.


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The club is looking for new members, male or female, aged 18 or over.

During the summer months the club rows from Sidmouth beach on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and also on Sunday mornings.

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For a trial row, call Colin Bartlett on 01395 516532, or email sidmouthgigclub@gmail.com

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