Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Holds Racing Event

September 23, 2017

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 BF&M fourth.

The exciting second race was a handicapped pursuit format and was won by BF&M with Mariners only a half boat length behind. They were followed by Lyme Regis and Argus , with only two boat lengths separating the whole fleet.

Bermuda Pilot Gig Club racing event Sept 2017

Roger Gillett , chairman of the Club explained “ For the majority of the local rowers this was their first race and they performed really well. We expect to organize a variety of racing events in the future as this fast growing sport expands throughout the island.”

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