July 2022

Saturday, 09 July

All Day
Bring & Braai Social
Exmouth Beach, Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ, UK

For a morning of Rowing and an afternoon of food, drinks and beach games look no further than our “Bring & Braai” (South African for BBQ!).

The full format will be set nearer the time but you can expect some club rows in the morning, potentially with some inter-club racing followed by drinks and food on the beach.

We bring the fire and you bring the meat (or veggie option!). There will also be organised fun on the beach with games of cricket, football, touch rugby, frisbee and Pétanque breaking out. Plus there’s the sea to cool off in!

Saturday, 16 July

All Day
Bridport Regatta
3 Esplanade, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4HE, UK


Bridport Gig Rowing Club looks forward to welcoming you to its annual regatta and after party on Saturday 2nd July 2022.


Gigs should be delivered for launching to the point shown at the entrance to the slipway on The Esplanade opposite the Windy Corner Café (DT6 4GZ). Regatta HQ is also nearby.Arriving gigs can easily pause on the road approaching the slipway entrance to await further direction.

BGRC Members will be on hand to assist in loading and unloading and giving directions to return to the trailer parking area. This involves following the road back around the harbour as shown on the attached plan. Please be aware of the narrow bridge part way round as priority is given to traffic approaching from the west side. There will be signage and BGRC Members along the route.

The flat area at the top of the slipway will be extremely busy with boat traffic. Once gigs are on the pontoons, gigs must be accessed by going along the north side of this area and down the steps as shown on the plan. Please note that BGRC personnel will launch and retrieve on trolleys and hand over to clubs to get the boat onto trailers and away from the slipway area as soon as possible.
If weather conditions are fine, we may be able to race from the beach but if pontoons are in use, we’ll need to raft up so please make sure you have fenders.

Gigs may be left on trailers overnight for those clubs attending the party although the parking area is not private and secure.


Racing will take place around a kite-shaped course of approximately 2.2km heading west from the harbour and the order of the day’s proceedings is as follows.

07:15 Gigs to arrive

08:00 Registration and payment of launch fee £20 

08:45 Coxes’ and Umpires’ meeting

09:30 Racing starts

Race Order

Ladies’ A
Ladies’ C
Ladies’ B
Juniors (U14s/U16s combined) Men’s A
Men’s C
Men’s B
BREAK (incl junior presentations)
Ladies’ Vets
Men’s Vets
Ladies’ Supervets
Men’s Supervets
PRESENTATIONS (please return any trophies you may have)

Car parking
There are several nearby public car parks that can get busy at peak times. The best for long stay is West Bay Road Car Park on the way in from Bridport. We’re very sorry to say that Dorset Council has more than doubled the cost of parking this summer and so it is quite expensive. Machines take cash and card or use the Just Park phone line or app.

Other bits and pieces
We are using as little plastic as we can, so please bring your own water bottle. We are not supplying bottled water. Please feel free to bring your own refillable cup for teas/coffees.
We will have the obligatory BBQ on the go as well as sandwiches and cakes for sale plus tea, coffee and squash. There will also be a tombola plus an ergo competition for those with energy left!

August 2022

Saturday, 06 August

All Day
Paignton Regatta
Paignton, UK

Saturday 6th August 2022.

Coxes meeting will be at 10.00am with the first race at 10.30am.

The race order is:

  • Ladies A
  • Ladies B
  • Ladies C
  • Mens A
  • Mens B
  • Mens C
  • Juniors U14/U16
  • Ladies S. Vets
  • Mens S. Vets
  • Ladies Vets
  • Mens Vets
  • Mixed if time

Gigs to arrive by 9.00 am. Trailers to be parked on the green, cars will need to be parked either in local carparks or surrounding roads.

BBQ, refreshments, cakes and sandwiches will be served throughout the day.

Saturday, 13 August

All Day
Lyme Regatta
Lyme Regis, UK

Sunday, 21 August

All Day
Vets Championship
Brixham, UK

CPGA Individual Membership Required

September 2022

Saturday, 03 September – Sunday, 04 September

Ladies County Champs
South Quay Hill, S Quay Hill, Newquay TR7, UK

CPGA Individual Membership Required

Saturday, 17 September – Sunday, 18 September

Mens County Champs
Newquay, UK

CPGA Individual Membership Required