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.

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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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“Shelly Maid” named, blessed, launched and ready to go!

“Shelly Maid” named, blessed, launched and ready to go!

Saturday 25th March saw the naming and blessing of our new gig “Shelly Maid”.

Built to full CPGA specifications by Louis Hunkin in Fowey she’s now all ready for the season ahead, starting at “Dart” on the 8th of April and then continuing in the Isles of Scilly for the world championships!

We’re all still recovering from what was a fantastic day so watch this space for further reports but for now we must thank the “One Family Foundation” who provided the funding, as well as our …

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Coming along nicely… our new gig!

Coming along nicely… our new gig!

So this time last year, on the top of our Christmas list was a new boat. We didn’t ever imagine that just the following Christmas the clubs dream would be coming true !

Thanks to Louis Hunkin of Fowey and our winning funds from the One Family Foundation, our new boat is coming along nicely.

The boat will soon be having thge second of it’s three checks by the Cornish Pilot Gig Association to ensure she meets their strict criteria and can therefore be raced alongside other …

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Sidmouth Regatta 2016

Sidmouth Regatta 2016

Exmouth pilot gig club entered teams in all 7 races at the recent Sidmouth gig regatta on Sunday 18th September, with their largest turnout of the season (24). On a glorious day, with light winds and a calm sea, Exmouth competed (in their gig ‘Rodney Bey’) against eight other, relatively local clubs including Bridport, Lyme Regis, Portland, Teignmouth and Weymouth, at the annual event.

With lots of people enjoying the spectacle from the promenade, the Men’s ‘A’ team were first to complete the triangular, 3k course …

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