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Video: Pearson Has “Great” Olympic Experience

Video: Pearson Has “Great” Olympic Experience

Following her performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, rower Shelly Pearson says she enjoyed a “really great experience” and “learned a lot from the process.” Ms. Pearson — the first female rower to represent Bermuda — said, “It was great. It was a really great experience. I learned a lot from the process. I had... Read more of this article

Olympics: Shelley Pearson Finishes 4th In C Final

Olympics: Shelley Pearson Finishes 4th In C Final

Bermuda’s Shelley Pearson finished fourth in this morning’s women’s single scull rowing C final, recording a time of 7:34.41 in her final race of the 2016 Olympic Games. Pearson — the first female rower to represent Bermuda — advanced to the quarter-finals after finishing third in her heat on August 6th; she then finished... Read more of this article

Olympics: Pearson Finishes 2nd In Semifinal

Olympics: Pearson Finishes 2nd In Semifinal

[Written by Don Burgess] Shelley Pearson stroked her way to a second place finish in her semi-final C/D heat today to advance to the women’s Olympic single sculls C Final on Saturday. Pearson — rowing in lane three — was third at the 500 metres mark, trailing both Sanita Puspure of Ireland and Felice Chow from Trinidad and Tobago but... Read more of this article

Olympics: Pearson Finishes 4th In Quarterfinals

Olympics: Pearson Finishes 4th In Quarterfinals

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] By fractions of a second, Shelley Pearson narrowly missed out on advancing to the women’s single sculls rowing A/B semifinal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Denmark’s Fie Udby Erichsen, who won silver at the London Olympics, was victorious in Pearson’s heat.The Bermudian was in in a fierce competition to get one... Read more of this article

Olympics: Pearson Is “Calm And Confident”

Olympics: Pearson Is “Calm And Confident”

[Written by Don Burgess] Shelley Pearson is “calm and confident” ahead of Tuesday’s women’s single sculls quarterfinals at the Olympic Games. She will be competing in the third quarterfinal heat in lane 6 and will be up against three Africans: Algeria’s Amina Rouba, Nigerian Chierika Ukogu, Zimbabwe’s Micheen Thornycroft as well as Canada’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Pearson Finishes 3rd In Heat

Photos & Video: Pearson Finishes 3rd In Heat

[Written by Don Burgess] Shelley Pearson is looking forward to Tuesday’s quarterfinal race where she could make history. Pearson finished third in her heat on Saturday and is poised to beat Jim Butterfield’s 16th place finish in the 1972 Munich Games to become Bermuda’s greatest Olympic rower.Pearson told the Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s... Read more of this article

Olympics: Pearson Advances To Quarter-Finals

Olympics: Pearson Advances To Quarter-Finals

The Bermuda team has commenced competition in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, with rower Shelley Pearson advancing to the Rowing Women’s Single Sculls Quarter-Finals after finishing third in her heat this morning. Pearson delivered a time of 8:22.15 during the heats to advance to the next round. The photo below, courtesy of Patrick Singleton from... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: Annual Cupmatch Pilot Gig Race

Photos/Results: Annual Cupmatch Pilot Gig Race

The annual Cupmatch Pilot Gig Race for the Raines Family Trophy was held on Thursday morning, the first day of Cupmatch. Pilot Gig James T Griffiths, bearing the Somerset flag and Pilot Gig Jemmy Darrell, bearing the St Georges flag, rowed out to Ferry reach for a start off Stone Crusher Corner at 9am. James T Griffiths, coxed by Anson Nash and Jemmy... Read more of this article

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