LYME Regis Gig Club hosted their annual regatta with a record 19 gigs attending.

With all the action taking place in view from the Cobb wall and with clubs bringing multiple crews, it made for a busy and action packed day of high quality racing and some stiff competition.

The day started well for Lyme with them sharing the first four races with Weymouth, the fellow Dorset club taking wins in the opening race ladies vets and the under-16s while Lyme took the men's vets and under-14s.

This was the fourth win of the season for Lyme's highly successful juniors.

Into the main ladies' races, and first off the Bridport division showed their strength in depth winning the C race.

The ladies' B was won by Weymouth, who were beginning to delivery a consistent set of results on the day to challenge for the over all trophy for the day.

The ladies' A race was won by a strong Bristol crew rowing in Isambard, second place Weymouth and third for Appledore from north Devon.

The men's races were next up. Dart rowing Smudger had bought along a strong men's squad and they delivered with victory in the C race, Lyme second.

Then again victory for Dart in the B race, followed by Teignmouth.

The final race of the day was the men's A, this was the tightest of all the day's races, with the top seven crews separated by only a few boat lengths as they crossed the line.

Victory went to Teignmouth, followed by Dart. Lyme's men finished in fifth.

The overall trophy for the day went to Weymouth, with Bridport second and Lyme third.

A club spokesman said: "The atmosphere on the day was fantastic, with plenty to eat and enjoy, a guest performance from Lyme's Shanty Singers on the Cobb and of course some great racing.

"Thanks goes to all the club members who worked so hard to make the day a success, to all the 16 visiting clubs, ours generous sponsors and the harbourmaster for kind support.