Rame Racing Report
Saturday 30th July 2016
Rame Regatta, is one of the highlights of the rowing season, set on the Cornish Rame Peninsula, many of the best clubs in the world of gig racing take part, including World Champions Falmouth. The little beach gets packed with over 30 gigs.
Despite the quality of the field the tart line can be somewhat haphazard. This was the case for the Men's A where Lyme selected their strongest crew. With a start position of 3-4 lengths down on most and despite hauling in a few crews, Lyme could not catch their usual rivals, finishing 10th in a field of 19, a little under par for Lyme these days. The Men's B crew however battled with some first rate gigs coming home 6th of a 20 strong quality field, progress indeed.
The Ladies A Crew, missing a couple of normal team members performed well coming in 15th. The Ladies B, 16th and he Ladies C at 10th. Bearing in mind the strength of the competition, Lyme showed what depth they have in fielding good crews in all catagories. This is part thanks to the hard training and influx of some new younger members of the club.
The highlight of the racing was a 2nd place for he Men's Vets. the crew is making further headway in the elite of this catagory, in this race only beaten by the World Champions from Caradon. As the race progressed they saw off the chasing group by a huge margin, and with cox Nigel Le Gassick blasting out instructions they at times started to haul Cradon, ultimately losing out by just a few seconds.
So, two regattas without a trophy, a rare thing these days for Lyme Regis Gig Club. Next stop Lyme's own home regatta on 13th August, racing from 11am off The Cobb. Come and join us and see these stunning wooden boats battle it out on the high seas of Lyme Bay.