NORTH COAST GIG LEAGUE MEETING 27TH January 2018

BPGC attended the regatta today at Appledore, rowing in Phillipa J. Barum Bobby was also there on loan to Portishead gig boat club. BPGC were only able to field 13 rowers, to form a Mens B Crew, a Ladies B crew and a Mens Veteran crew, so only competed in these three races.
The ladies B crew were first away and gave a great performance to cross the line fourth in a fleet of ten boats, reflecting well on the training they have undertaken recently. The Men’s B crew suffered a broken pin just after the start, and a side-on collision on a buoy turn, but put on a great spurt on the home leg to gain four boat lengths on the gig boat in front of them and pass it just before the finish. There final position was 8th across the line. The Men’s Vets crew performed well around the whole course to come in fourth place at the end.
Portishead are a brand new club and this was their first regatta. They were well supported and enjoyed the experience, despite the cold and wet conditions. They kindly donated £40 towards the Fuller fund as a mark of gratitude for the loan of Barum Bobby, and they also purchased from us the black set of oars that we no longer use.

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