December 21, 2018
Rame Gig Club members compete in Italy and Bermuda
Rame Gig Club recently had an international feel for some members with trips to Italy and Bermuda.
Italy: Two crews travelled to Italy to take part in the Second European Fixed Seat Championships on Lake Comabbio. The main obstacle they had to overcome were the different boats. Rame did the club proud.
After a bit of a shaky start in the final, to the surprise of the onlookers the Men’s crew powered through the competition to finish fourth overall only being beaten by two local crews and a Maltese crew.
The Ladies also fared very well, in a slightly bigger field, finishing second in the Plate Race.
Italy’s hospitality didn’t fail to deliver. With old friends reacquainted and new friendships made, Rame are hoping to repay the hospitality and welcome an Italian and Maltese crew to Rame Regatta in July 2019.
Bermuda: A few days later, three Rame members travelled to Bermuda to compete in the Second Bermuda Argus International Gig Regatta.
The regatta was held over three days in three different locations, around the island. The Rame contingent made up crews with rowers from other clubs and were named ‘Row Cornish’ ‘Stragglers’ and ‘Jerry Rows Cornish’ – who went onto win the Plate Race (see photo).
2019 Membership: Please visit the website for membership details www.ramegigclub.com
Fitness Suite: If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone special, why not purchase membership for the fitness suite?
Winter Series: The Tamar Valley Gig League will be over five regattas, with nine local clubs taking part. The first of these regattas took place at Tamar and Tavy Gig Club.
Rame Gig Club wish all readers a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.
First published in the Torpoint Advertiser – January 2019