LYME Supervets' men's crew wrote themselves into the club's history books and winning the Appledore Gig Club Regatta and complete the season unbeaten.

For their first heat they were drawn in boat that, until their race, had only finished in last position.

From the start, they were not in a position that would see them through to the next round.

However, a well-executed turn on the first mark, coxed by Kerry Maguire, meant they were now in contention and had to hold position to go through to the semi-final, as they did, finishing in third place.

For the semi-final, the crew were drawn in a more suitable craft but against stronger competition.

That said, they rowed with discipline and strength. So much so, the final leg saw them stretch out a very commanding lead of over 10 boat lengths all the way to the finishing line, putting them through to the final.

Going into this race, they would be up against the finest crews on the circuit, including Appledore`s `A` crew.

Halfway through the first leg, the Lyme crew were joint first, holding their own against favourites Appledore, who were drawn in one of their own boats.

Approaching the first turn, Lyme had the advantage maintaining the inside line and turning first.

From this point, the Lyme crew gradually broke away from the Appledore and the rest of the pack and rowed gracefully all the way to the finish line, to take the title and enter themselves into the club`s history books.

meanwhile, the ladies' B, a crew who have never raced together before finished in an impressive second place, earning them a place in the semi-final.

The semi-final was to be a tough race among some serious competition. However, they managed to stay with the pack, encountering a battle with the fifth-placed boat, to finish ahead of them on the line.

The first round for the ladies' A team was to be a platform from which they would display their skill and determination.

An impressive start from the crew saw them very quickly move to the leading pack. Maintaining their momentum, they managed to hold position to finish second. Thus, automatically going through to Sunday morning's semi-final.

In this race they applied the same strategy and finesse, once again battling with the tide, to position themselves in the leading pack. On the final turn they broke away to chase the leading boat, maintaining second place all the way to the finish line, in doing so elevating themselves to the afternoon`s final.

This race would see them pitched against the best Supervet crews on the gig racing circuit.

As in the previous races, the Lyme ladies rowed hard to the first mark, rounding it in third place.

However, drawing on all of their strength, they hauled their boat to second mark and entered the final leg in second position behind favourites, Salcombe.

And this is where they finished, narrowly missing out on the silverware.