Our first ever regatta-Exmouth!

Our first ever regatta-Exmouth!

June 9 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Yes, this is a big one for us!

Map to Exmouth Regatta

Schedule for Exmouth Regatta

We’ll be holding our first ever regatta and hope that you’ll be able to come and cheer us on.

The racing will take place in from the Beach near the Exe Fishing Hut and out to sea (bring binoculars!).

Over 250 rowers from the Jurassic League clubs including;

Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Portland, Weymouth, Swanage, Poole, Langstone and Teignmouth will be attending.

There will be a number of classes …

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Safety season!

Safety season!

Man Overboard Training

Braving the cold, members of the Exmouth Gig Club gathered on the beach with ‘Ruth Lee’ a   dummy specially designed for this kind of training.

There was a 10 minute briefing about the objectives of the morning and then the first 6 volunteers jumped into Avocet with ‘Ruth’ sitting in the bow and set off.  Everyone got the opportunity to push Ruth into the sea, she was heavy and difficult to manoeuvre, then in pairs recovering her into the boat safely.

It was soon evident …

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Exmouth Gig Rowing Club presentation to the RNLI

Exmouth Gig Rowing Club presentation to the RNLI

 

On the Sunday 13th August, Exmouth Gig Rowing Club attended the RNLI Open Day.
Cornish Pilot Gig boats of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were primarily designed to race through seas, to get pilots onto in-coming ships and offer them safe passage through local waters. Being so robust and able to cut through rough waters, they were also often used as life boats to rescue souls from stricken ships.

Gary Cook, Vice Chairman of the club said “It was a lovely day and we spoke to many …

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Up for 10, Latest news from the club

Up for 10, Latest news from the club

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Intra club “fun” race day!

Intra club “fun” race day!

The club’s second intra-club race day took place on 16th September 2017, this time off the Exmouth sea front allowing the local community a grandstand view of the spectacle.

The crews this time were ‘Five strokers + two small cox’, ‘Unleash Hell’, ‘Ben’s babes & Jeff’ and ‘Bring It’. The rules were simple: out to the buoy and back.

First out were Five strokers vs Unleash Hell. Both crews began well with Five strokers edging ahead off the start. Once both boats had found their rhythm, Unleash …

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Up for 10, Club newsletter.

Up for 10, Club newsletter.

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Up for 10, Club newsletter.

Up for 10, Club newsletter.

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Exmouth gig club on the radio!

Exmouth gig club on the radio!

Click on the link below to hear our treasurer, Greg, talking about the club, gig rowing and the direction of the club on Bay FM in June 2017.

On the radio!

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Up for 10-Shelly Maid issue!

Up for 10-Shelly Maid issue!

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March 25th 2017-What a day!

March 25th 2017-What a day!

‘Well what a day Saturday 25th March 2017 was for Exmouth Gig Club!

A proud, proud moment for all the current and outgoing committee members and their friends and family, plus all of the clubs members on coming together to bless and name our new Wooden gig  ‘Shelly Maid’ !!

We were also joined by the Mayor of Exmouth Brian Cole, who spoke about what a delight it was for Exmouth’s community to have such a legacy available for all to use in the future.

The Vicar, David …

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