Lyme juniors excel in gig regatta

Lyme juniors with the winners cup at the Swanage regatta

LYME Regis Gig Club’s Juniors excel at Swanage rowing Regatta last Saturday with the Under 14s winning their race and the Under 16s coming a good second.

Ten Cornish Pilot Gig Clubs travelled to Swanage to compete in their annual regatta, with crews from Barnstable, Bridport, Exmouth, Langston, Poole, Portland, Sidmouth, Swanage and Weymouth.

Lyme Regis Gig Club fielded 11 crews for Ladies, Juniors, Mixed and Mens. As well as the Juniors U14 crew competing in Tempest. Lyme Regis B and Vets crews also won their races and the Ladies crews acquitted themselves well with 3rd and 4th places for A, B and Crews.

Racing in the final, all important Men’s A Race, Lyme their young Development Crew who rounded the first mark just ahead of the pack and looked all set to win both the race and take the overall trophy for the Club. But cruel fate took a hand and Tempest was rammed from astern, the yoke on her rudder was smashed and the Lyme crew unable to steer were forced to retire.

After a thrilling and hard fought Swanage Regatta in beautiful sunshine, Lyme Regis came a good 3rd overall.

Woodmead Halls
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