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Learn To Row Programme For Adults & Juniors

Learn To Row Programme For Adults & Juniors

Starting on June 27, the Bermuda Rowing Club will launch their annual Learn to Row [LTR] courses for adults and juniors under internationally qualified coach Nigel Gallaher of “Community Rowing” in Boston. The adult sessions will be held from June 27 to July 22 and the junior sessions will be held from July 4 to August 2. Adults meet from 6.00-8:15... Read more of this article

Pilot Gig Club Holds Blessing For New Boats

Pilot Gig Club Holds Blessing For New Boats

On Monday evening, the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club launched their three new vessels, with the boats being blessed and christened by Bishop Nicholas Dill at the Spanish Point Boat Club. The names selected for the new gigs were Pilot James Forbes, Pilot James T. Griffiths and Pilot John Cann, with each of these pilots having distinguished themselves in prior... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club To Compete In England

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club To Compete In England

The 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships will take place on the Isles of Scilly in England from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, marking the event’s 27th year, with men’s and women’s racing crews from Bermuda to compete. A spokesperson said, “The first World Pilot Gig Championship was held in 1990 with only 19 boats from... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Pilot Gig Club Host Regatta

Photos & Video: Pilot Gig Club Host Regatta

The Governor, Deputy Governor, MP Suzann Roberts-Holshouser and MP Lovitta Foggo all hit the waters yesterday [Nov 7] to take part in the Pilot Gig Rowing Regatta in the east end. The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club [BPGC], in conjunction with the Bermuda Diabetes Association, hosted the regatta at the East End Mini Yacht Club, with the regatta consisting of... Read more of this article

Bermuda Rower Wins Silver Medal In Virginia

Bermuda Rower Wins Silver Medal In Virginia

Michael and Anita Swain competed in the long distance rowing races in Virginia last weekend, along with 5,000 other rowers, with Michael Swain collecting a silver medal. Mr Swain competed in three races and Ms Swain in two; totaling 50,000 meters between the two of them. The event is just south of Washington DC, along the very windy Occoquan river.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Racing On November 7th

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Racing On November 7th

The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club [BPGC] will be hosting a race/regatta at the East End Mini Yacht Club on Saturday, November 7th starting at 1.30pm. There will be a celebrity race with local dignitaries, a super vets race and a mixed racing team. The event will also include music, afternoon tea/refreshments, and the prize giving will be held at the Sea Cadets... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Racing

Photos & Video: Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Racing

The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club held racing today [Sept 20] in the St George’s Harbour with Deliverance winning, Resolution placing second, Rambler finishing third, Hispaniola placing fourth, Spirit ending the day in fifth, while Patience was sixth.Deliverance was coxed by Roger Gillet, while crew members were Cammie Simmons, Ronnie Chameau, Dennis... Read more of this article

Video: Pearson & Oxford Defeat Cambridge

Video: Pearson & Oxford Defeat Cambridge

At the recent Newton Women’s Boat Race, Bermudian rower Shelley Pearson and her Oxford University Women’s Rowing teammates worked their way to victory in the annual event, defeating rival Cambridge on the River Thames in London. The race report says, “For the first minute Cambridge stayed on terms with the lighter Oxford crew, but the... Read more of this article

Swain To Present Rowing Documentary

Swain To Present Rowing Documentary

Michael Swain, the President of the Bermuda Rowing Association, is getting set to present and show a documentary of the history of the Head of the Charles regatta, called Head Of The Charles: The Story of the First 50 Years, at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club on Tuesday, November 18 at 6.00pm. The event notice said, “Michael Swain, founder... Read more of this article

Swain And Hedstrom Finish 29th In Boston

Swain And Hedstrom Finish 29th In Boston

Michael Swain and Lulu Hedstrom represented Bermuda during the 50th Head Of The Charles Rowing Event on the Charles River in Boston. The pair competed in the Directors Challenge Mixed Doubles Division among 41 teams, Swain and Hedstrom finished 29th, after crossing the line in a time of 20:54.24. Carlo and Margarita Zezza won the race with a time of... Read more of this article

Bermuda Rowers Win Silver In U.S. Regatta

Bermuda Rowers Win Silver In U.S. Regatta

Michael Swain and Tom Riddle were among 4,500 rowers competing in a competition in Virginia, with the pair winning a silver medal in the Head of the Occoquan Regatta.Speaking after the race, Mr Swain said, “What was really gratifying was that most of the other crews had been training together all season to ensure that their technique was spot-on... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: End Of Summer Rowing Regatta

Photos/Results: End Of Summer Rowing Regatta

The Bermuda Rowing Association held their 2013 End of Summer Camp Regatta in the Hamilton Harbour this past weekend. Competing in the Ladies Double Sculls, Bethany Yates and Eleanor Gardner defeated Anita Yates and Jennifer Wingate by 5 lengths, while Jacinto Brown got the better of Tyriq Brown in the Junior Single sculls by 4 lengths. In the Men’s... Read more of this article

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