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Rowers To Compete In World Pilot Gig Event

Rowers To Compete In World Pilot Gig Event

Gig rowers from Bermuda will take to the waters 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, UK in the Isles of Scilly for three days of racing this weekend for the World Pilot Gig Championships 2019. 15 members of the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club [BPGC] will be competing against more than 140 other crews from the UK, Ireland, the USA and Holland in the male and female,... Read more of this article

Alizadeh & Cambridge Win Boat Race In London

Alizadeh & Cambridge Win Boat Race In London

The Cambridge University team, which included 25-year-old Bermudian Dara Alizadeh, won the Men’s Boat Race, defeating Oxford in the prestigious annual race held on the River Thames in London. The event website said, “Cambridge held on to retain the 2019 Men’s Boat Race, after Oxford came from several lengths down at St Paul’s Boathouse to... Read more of this article

Dara Alizadeh To Row For Cambridge In Race

Dara Alizadeh To Row For Cambridge In Race

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo congratulated 25-year-old Bermudian Dara Alizadeh on being selected, for the second year, to crew for Cambridge University in the annual rowing race held between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. “I want to wish him the best of luck for Sunday’s race,” said Minister Foggo.... Read more of this article

Jessica Rego Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Jessica Rego Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian woman has completed the “world’s toughest row” to help reduce plastic in the ocean and save marine life. Jessica Rego was part of a three-woman team that took on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and rowed 3,000 miles from San Sebastián de la Gomera in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard in... Read more of this article

Rower Shelly Pearson Qualifies For 2019 Pan Am

Rower Shelly Pearson Qualifies For 2019 Pan Am

More than 200 rowers — including Bermuda’s Shelly Pearson – earned qualification for their countries to the Lima 2019 Pan American Games recently while competing at the Pan American Qualification Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. The best rowers from across the Americas gathered in iconic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil seeking the chance to compete... Read more of this article

National Sports Governing Bodies Hold Meeting

National Sports Governing Bodies Hold Meeting

The Association of National Sports Governing Bodies [ANSGB] held their General Assembly Meeting on Saturday, December 1st at the CedarBridge Academy. Delegates representing Bermuda Boxing Association, Bermuda Association of Motorsports, Bermuda Badminton Association, Bermuda Basketball Association, Bermuda Bicycle Association, Bermuda Body Building... Read more of this article

Argus International Gig Regatta Results

Argus International Gig Regatta Results

The Argus International Gig Regatta saw seventeen pilot gig crews rowing against each other at three events held around the island over the past week. This is the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club’s second international rowing regatta and they said they would like to thank all of the sponsors, community supporters, BPGC members, and the volunteers who made... Read more of this article

Photos: BDA International Gig Regatta Underway

Photos: BDA International Gig Regatta Underway

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club hosted the Argus International Gig Regatta in the St. George’s Harbour. Spectators lined the Ordnance Island shoreline trying to get a glimpse of the rowers as they made their way to the finish line. The Salty Sirens from Bermuda took the Ladies Honors for the day, with the East End Gigglers also representing... Read more of this article

International Gig Regatta Kicks Off On Oct 21st

International Gig Regatta Kicks Off On Oct 21st

Gig rowers from the UK, US, and Bermuda will take to the waters of Bermuda for three days of racing on October 21st, 25th and 27th during the Argus International Gig Regatta, and all of the events are free for spectators. ScheduleSaturday, October 20 – Welcome Party, 6:00pm, World Heritage Centre, St. George’sSunday, October 21 –... Read more of this article

Rego To Row Atlantic To Combat Plastic Pollution

Rego To Row Atlantic To Combat Plastic Pollution

Bermudian rower Jess Rego, along with teammates Caroline Wilson and Susan Ronaldson, are getting set to take on a 50 day, 3,000 mile row from the Canaries to Antigua in support of the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Clean Seas’ programme. A spokesperson said, “Racing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December this year, the team... Read more of this article

MSA Students Row With Bermuda Pilot Gig Club

MSA Students Row With Bermuda Pilot Gig Club

Noting that “one of the great things about Bermuda is our ocean playground,” PE students at Mount Saint Agnes Academy had the good fortune to be out on the waters to get their exercise in a fun manner. This semester, 12 students in Grade 10 and 14 students in Grades 11/12 have been rowing with Bermuda Pilot Gig Club [BPGC] from Spanish Point.... Read more of this article

Fifty-Eight Rowers Raise $3,000 For Charity

Fifty-Eight Rowers Raise $3,000 For Charity

Fifty-eight rowers raised more than $3,000 for a local charity last month by rowing almost 400 miles. The rowers from LifeThyme CrossFit, CrossFit BDA, Beyond Fit, the Bermuda Rowing Association, and a team of Warwick Academy students each tackled 40 kilometers in teams of four and two on rowing machines to raise a total of $3,160 for the Coalition... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Holds Racing Event

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Holds Racing Event

The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club hosted a crew from Lyme Regis in the UK at a racing event held in perfect conditions in the Great Sound on Thursday evening. The first race was a one mile sprint and was won by the experienced Lyme Regis crew, followed closely by a crew from Mariners RFC. The combined crew from Argus and Chubb placed third and the crew from... Read more of this article