Weymouth Team Dominates Lyme Regis Gig Regatta
Sunday, August 14th, saw pilot gig clubs from across the South West descending upon Lyme Regis to race against each other at the Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta.
32-foot traditional Cornish Pilot Rowing Gigs from Bridport, Bristol, Clevedon, Ilfracombe, Sidmouth, Swanage, Teignmouth, Torridge and Weymouth raced with the Lyme Regis club that was founded in 2007.
The team from Weymouth won the Mens, Ladies and Mixed races and came first place overall. Teignmouth won the Mens Veterans race and Ilfracombe won the Ladies Veterans race. Lyme Regis’ gig ‘Black Ven’ came third in the overall points won by individual boats.
Lyme’s Ladies Team Captain, Diana Dixon, said today: “We are extremely pleased to have had another wonderful regatta and send our thanks to all the clubs who made the trip to Lyme Regis. The racing was very exciting in somewhat difficult sea conditions.”
The races took place off of the Cobb Harbour wall starting at 11.30am on a sunny but quite windy Sunday causing a fairly rough sea.
The Lyme Regis Gig Club’s main sponsors are Otter Brewery and Newlands Holiday Park, but the club is indebted to many other members of the community who continue to help make everything possible.