LYME Regis Gig Club fielded a small team for the Torridge Regatta, which was hosted in the port of Appledore in North Devon.

Appledore is set on the River Torridge and the day’s racing took place in the estuary with the start line off the seafront and the finish off the slipway.

The classic triangular course had two challenging 90 degree stroke side buoyed turns. The weather for the day’s competition was good with a high cloud and sunny intervals and moderate winds coming down the river.

Torridge Gig Regatta is something of a North Devon derby, with the home team fielding their gigs Kerens and Will to Win.

Bude rowed in Bedhaven, Boscastle in Nipper, Ilfracombe in Rogue and Rapparee, Appledore in Verbene and Whitford and Lyme Regis in Tempest.

The first race kicked off with the ladies’ B race, which was won by Kerens and the Lyme Ladies crew finished in eighth.

This was followed by the ladies’ A event, where Lyme came home in sixth. The ladies’ vets finished a good seventh and the supervets fifth.

The men’s B followed and Lyme’s crew were in seventh from a field of 10. The men’s vets came fourth and the supervets were disqualified after tangling with Verbene on the first mark.

The final race was the Six Decade Race, with each crew member being drawn from teens through to those in their sixties, a novel race held to mark Torridge Gig Club’s 10th anniversary. Lyme finished sixth.

A club spokesperson said: “This was a good day’s competition and a creditable result for a small Lyme team, many of who raced in three demanding races.

“Lyme Regis Gig Club would like to thank Torridge Gig Club for hosting a wonderful regatta and to the other competing clubs for their great sportsmanship.”