Lyme Regis U14 gig crews impress at major championships

PUBLISHED: 12:37 24 July 2018

The Lyme Regis Under-14 crew who were ninth fastest at the CPGA Under-14s championships in Hayle, Cornwall,

The Lyme Regis Under-14 crew who were ninth fastest at the CPGA Under-14s championships in Hayle, Cornwall,

Archant

Lyme Regis Gig Club’s junior division impressed at the annual CPGA Under-14s championships in Hayle, Cornwall, with the A crew coming third and the B crew ending as the ninth fastest, writes Tony Ford.

The Lyme Regis Under-14 A crew that did so well at the CPGA Under-14s championships in Hayle, Cornwall,The Lyme Regis Under-14 A crew that did so well at the CPGA Under-14s championships in Hayle, Cornwall,

The event is the gig rowing’s main race for Under-14s, held on Copperhouse Pool using a straight line 1km course. This was the second year Lyme attended this established annual event following the sixth place they gained in 2017.

The racing entailed knock out rounds of three boats racing in each heat with a total 36 crews taking part. Both Lyme crews won their respective first round races comfortably, showing a very high level of rowing technique, garnering complements from many in the crowd.

Into round two the Lyme crews left the opposition in their wake, winning both races. Sadly, due to the B crew being classed as a composite crew (two of their rowers were also in the A crew), they could progress no further, despite finishing the day as the ninth fastest crew overall.

For some of the B crew this was their first taste of gig racing and, along with the numerous junior rowers from the club who could not attend this regatta, it makes for an exciting prospect for future years of potential junior success for the club.

The third round saw the A crew once again cruise through in first place in their heat. By now they were catching the attention of the established crews from Cornwall as potential contenders for the championship.

In the semi-final the A crew put up a superb effort to be just edged out by the all-boy crew from Fowey, but they finished a splendid second which was to qualify for the final of three boats.

In the final, racing against Fowey and Cadwith, Lyme crossed the line for a photo finish with Cadgwith, with the Cornish club just getting the nod from the umpire. Champions were Fowey by four boat lengths, Cadgwith second and Lyme A coming in a close third for the best-ever result by a Dorset club.

The crews were; B crew Aiden Boggan, Bel Ford, Seb Ford, Tom Simpson, May Robinson and Freya Hannaford. A crew; Pearl Hill, Saffie Clark, Seb Ford, Tom Simpson, Molly Hunt and Emma Vernon.

This result adds to Lyme’s continued success this season, with top three championship spots for the men’s supervets, men’s vets and now the under 14s.

Next up the adult crews travel to Rame in Cornwall to take on the best of gig rowers before the Lyme Regis Regatta on August 11, held on the Cobb.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:56

Honiton Under-8s met Exeter Saracens for the second time this season when the sides met at Allhallows.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:48

The Lyme Regis three-man multiplier stableford can always be a fun occasion, testing the nerves, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:29

Honiton ladies had another busy week, writes Joan Mackintosh.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:27

Honiton were 30-12 winners when they entertained Tavistock in their last home league game of the year, writes Jon Collins.

Read more
Tue, 18:30

The first Cornish meeting of the point-to-point season attracted horses from the Midlands and South Wales as well as a good contingent of local pointers to make up a healthy total of 51 runners for the seven races on the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Tue, 13:32

Upottery Reserves went out of the Devon Intermediate Cup, beaten 3-0 at Glebe Park by visiting Buckfastleigh Rangers.

Read more
Tue, 12:38

Exmouth’s kiteboarding star Guy Bridge was a winner when he travelled to Australia.

Read more
Tue, 12:31

Seaton Cricket Club recently held a cricket tea by way of officially opening the new Devon Air Ambulance Community Landing Site on their Court Lane ground.

Read more
Tue, 11:00

Axminster Town moved up to second place in the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division after a 4-2 win at Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Tue, 10:59

The annual AVR Christmas event and awards was held at the Colyford Hall on Saturday, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: -3°C

Most Read

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Streetlife

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications


Follow us on Twitter