The annual Rame Gig Club Regatta on the Rame Peninsula, with racing off Cawsand Beach was held on 13 July. The Regatta is a popular one; well attended by clubs across the Southwest. This year 24 gig clubs took part, including one from Kent. Cawsand is a tiny beach at the bottom of a hill only wide enough for one trailer at a time – getting the gigs on and off the beach was a major operation in itself. A good humoured one – for the most part!
27 BGRC squad members took part. Between them competing in a total of nine races. Some rowed in two races, whilst a few brave ones managed three – even rowing back to back races when the schedule demanded it!
The results for our Dorset club were excellent – competing with the mighty Cornish gig clubs is always a challenge; but not one to be missed. David Lohfink the BGRC Rowing Captain finished the day impressed by the sterling efforts and achievements made by everyone taking part, and excited at what this level of fitness suggested for the remainder of the season.
Mens Vets 4th, Mens Super vets 7th.
Ladies A 8th, Ladies Vets 9th, Ladies Super vets 4th.
As a club the commitment of the various members of the squad, captains and coxes, and those towing, driving, and camping on behalf of the club to make these events achievable is not to be under-estimated. A lot of work takes place all through the year, input that most of us turning up to row simply never see.
Thank you all.