Sunday 8 August 2010

Lyme Bay pilot gigs

Steve Sagrott visited Lyme Bay recently and spotted Rebel and Black Ven of the Lyme Regis Gig Club out training. He writes:
"Lyme Bay looks like a lovely place to row nice behind the cob and challenging once outside.
Thought you might like a few pictures I took.... they were taking out four new members of their club (check out positions 1 & 2 in the latter photos)."
Black Ven is only a year old, having been launched in August 2009. Built by the only woman pilot gig builder, she was a star exhibit at the Beale Park show this year when she narrowly missed being totally beaten in an ad hoc race on the Thames by a St Ayles Skiff crewed by a crack team of Home Built Boat members.

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