5 Exmouth Crews competed at Paignton Gig Regatta on Saturday 15th August in some of the best racing conditions so far this season.
The hosts, Paignton, put on a well run event at this fantastic venue for Gig Racing, with the racing taking place from Paignton harbour out towards Torquay, before sprinting back past the historic pier for the finish line. Exmouth fielded crews in 5 races, with their best result being in the Ladies C division where the girls finished in 5th place with 4th place not far out of their reach on the home straight. The Ladies B trailed Lyme Regis by less than half a boat length for most of their race but they just couldn’t quite edge past them despite battling right to the line.
Results in the divisions that Exmouth entered were:
Men’s B won by Cattewater, Exmouth in 11th
Ladies B won by Teignmouth, Exmouth in 13th
Ladies C won by Brixham, Exmouth in 5th
Men’s Vets won by Dartmouth, Exmouth 9th
The results have just been published for the Tribute Series for the 2015 season (the Gig rowing league) and Exmouth Gig Club have been placed 28th out of 48 clubs in the Men’s B Category for the season with the Ladies B crew placing 49 out of 52 clubs which the club are delighted with given that it is their first full season of racing on the Gig Racing circuit.