Rowing


A TEAM of four are tackling the Jurassic Coast – with a twist. Instead of walking or running the route, they will be racing an ocean rowing boat 60km in the sea below the cliffs, to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The team, named Atlantic Discovery, are doing the Jurassic Coast Challenge in …

LANGSTONE hosted the latest Jurassic Gig Rowing League Regatta at Northney Marina, Hayling Island last week. Strong winds were a feature of the day, with six tight anti clockwise turns the easily viewed course proved to be a challenge for all crew coxes. A record number of crews and supporters crammed onto the foreshore at …

WEYMOUTH Rowing Club’s under-16s and ladies vets both achieved first places at last week’s Swanage regatta with all crews fighting hard for their positions, both in the regatta as a whole, and for Weymouth’s place in the Jurassic League. The under-16 crew (pictured) were in front from start to finish and their result was never …

LYME Regis Gig Club shook up the gig rowing community with a landmark victory in the CPGA Men’s Veteran Championships on Sunday, becoming the first non-Cornish crew to win a CPGA major championships. This year’s event, hosted by Brixham gig club saw 15 mens and 18 ladies crews compete, including the elite crews and winners …

IT HAS already been an amazing 12 months for the Cornish Pilot Gig Association and this weekend’s 29th World Championships on the Isles of Scilly should be the cream on the top. The country’s fastest growing sport now boasts almost 70 clubs – Portishead, Newhaven, London Cornish and Rowhedge (Essex) are among the latest ones …

EXMOUTH Rowing Club will host the third round of the South West Coastal League on Saturday, May 5. It has been named the Langstone Approach and will feature 8k races for both men and ladies classes, with masters and mixed competing over a shorter 4k distance. The regatta is open to all seaworthy boats including …

Exeter’s Kirsty Barker, Kate Salmon and Rosalind West have just started their exhaustive training schedule in preparation for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge at the end of next year. The trio have taken on a challenge of a lifetime, entering one of the toughest ocean races in the world which will involve rowing more than 3,000 …

A large number of rowers from the South West were in action at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in London last weekend with many producing some excellent performances against the very best opposition from other parts of the country. Most of the seniors and juniors who raced were attached to rowing clubs in the area, …