Torridge Regatta - Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club

Torridge Regatta

This took place on Sunday at Appledore, with 7 or 8 boats in most of the races. It was an overcast day, rather humid with occasional rain showers, but calm sea conditions and light winds. The first race started at 09.45am, and the organisers managed to fit in 12 separate races, finishing with the 'six decades' race (six rowers in each boat, each born in a different decade) at 3.00pm.

Ilfracombe continued their winning streak, taking first place in seven races, second place in three races and fourth place in two races. Torridge came second overall with two first places, three second places, six third places and a fifth place, and Appledore third equal with Boscastle.

Future regattas are further afield in the next few weeks (Paignton, Devoran, Port Issac and Boscastle to name a few), the next local regatta will be Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club Sprint regatta on Sunday 27th August on the River Taw in Barnstaple. All of the local clubs are expected to be taking part in what should be a colourful spectacle in the middle of town.

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