Local mixed crews to take on Lyme Regis

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  • The BF&M Crew will be among the mixed local crews involved in a rowing regatta at Spanish Point today

    The BF&M Crew will be among the mixed local crews involved in a rowing regatta at Spanish Point today

The Spanish Point Boat Club will host a rowing regatta today against the Lyme Regis Pilot Gig Club from Dorset, England.

Lyme Regis will compete against four mixed local crews representing Argus, BF&M, Chubb and Mariners Rugby Football Club in two races starting at 6pm.

The finishing line will be off Spanish Point Boat Club and spectators are encouraged to come and view the races from the land or water.

The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club have been hosting Lyme Regis as the club spend their week in Bermuda partaking in recreational rows out of the island’s three Pilot Gig locations: St George’s, Spanish Point and Dockyard.

It is their second visit to Bermuda, after their participation in the inaugural Bermuda Pilot Gig Regatta last year.

The Lyme Regis rowers have been in Massachusetts competing in the Gloucester Harbour Race and are completing their trip with a return to Bermuda.

Roger Gillett, the BPGC chairman, said: “We are pleased to welcome Lyme Regis back to Bermuda to compete against some of our crews of committed rowers.

“This will be the first of hopefully many competitions for several of our newer rowers.

“We are building a close relationship with Lyme Regis and we hope to visit them in the UK in the future.”

The BPGC was formed in 2015 and since their formation have grown to more than 150 active rowers.

The club now has nine Pilot Gig boats in Bermuda, all of which are named after notable Bermudian pilots.

The BPGC are actively seeking new rowers of all ages, abilities and experience. For more information contact Roger Gillett at rgillett@logic.bm

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Published Sep 21, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Sep 21, 2017 at 12:07 am)

Local mixed crews to take on Lyme Regis

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