Brixham celebrates best-ever results in junior gig rowing championships

Torbay Weekly

Younger members of Brixham Gig Rowing Club travelled to Hayle, Cornwall, to compete in the Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing Junior Championships.

Two mixed crews of boys and girls were fielded, taking part in the under-14 and under-15 events.

Clubs travelled from all around Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to take part in August 22's major event.

It was a very hot day, with crews having to row in several heats, over a straight, sprint-type course.

Racing was extremely competitive with many a close finish.

Both Brixham crews contained rowers who haven’t been rowing too long, with many taking part in their first competitive rowing event.

Despite this, both crews performed excellently, with the under-14s finishing second in their final, and the under-15s coming fourth and only just missing out on a place in the final.

These were Brixham Gig Club's best-ever results in these championships and the crews and coxswains were a credit to themselves, the club and to the town of Brixham.

If anyone would like to have a go at gig rowing, they can leave their contact details on the club website: