Pilot Gig Regatta To Take Place On Thursday

September 20, 2017

On Thursday [Sept 21], the Spanish Point Boat Club will be hosting a regatta 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 RFC. The regatta will comprise of two races starting at 6p.m.

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

Slideshow of the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club’s International Gig Regatta in 2016:


The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club [BPGC] is hosting the Lyme Regis Club for the week, and Lyme Regis will spend their time on the island partaking in recreational rows out of Bermuda’s three Pilot Gig locations: St. George’s, Spanish Point and Dockyard.

This will be their second visit to Bermuda following their participation in the inaugural Bermuda Pilot Gig Regatta in 2016. The Lyme Regis rowers have been in Massachusetts competing in the Gloucester Harbor Race, and are completing their trip with a return to Bermuda’s waters.

BPGC Chairman, Roger Gillett commented, “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 formation, has grown to over 150 active rowers. The club now has nine Pilot Gig Boats in Bermuda all of which are named after notable Bermudian pilots.

The club is actively seeking new rowers of all ages, abilities and experience. For more information please contact Roger Gillett: rgillett@logic.bm

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