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Poole Trafalgar Day Row

Poole Trafalgar Day Row

Portland Gig Rowing Club attended Poole Gig Rowing Club's sunny Trafalgar Day race around Brownsea Island. Before the race a very moving memorial took place with the unveiling of a plaque on Poole's gig 'Isabelle' in memory of one of…

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A Training Friend!

A Training Friend!

Our men's team were training on 21st October in perfect weather when they were encouraged to maintain a reasonable speed by a dolphin that accompanied them along the outside of Portland Harbour's south wall. The dolphin swam alongside and beneath…

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Swanage Supervets Regatta 2018

Swanage Supervets Regatta 2018

Portland entered one team of men in our gig 'Pulpit Rock' coxed by one of our ladies. Swanage was blessed with excellent October weather providing brilliant sunshine, very little wind and a calm sea. Seventeen men's crews attended the event…

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The Great River Race 2018

The Great River Race 2018

The Great River Race is London's River Marathon. It is 21.6 miles up the River Thames from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey. Entries are restricted to traditional-style, coxed craft powered by a minimum of four oars or paddles with…

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Lyme Regis Regatta 2018

Lyme Regis Regatta 2018

The rescheduled Lyme Regis regatta was held in good weather with a calm sea. Visibility and viewing conditions from the top of the Cobb wall were excellent for the crews, supporters and spectators. Thirteen gigs took part in the racing…

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Row To Weymouth

Row to Weymouth

Fifteen club members enjoyed a social row in our wooden gigs 'Pulpit Rock' and 'Chesil' from Portland, through Weymouth Harbour and to Greenhill Beach to meet family and friends for a picnic and swim. Thanks Helen for planning and organising…

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Sidmouth Regatta 2018

Sidmouth Regatta 2018

Due to the tides, Sidmouth Gig Racing Club had to hold their regatta on the same day as the Football Word Cup final. With shrewd planning and fine execution assisted by sun, warmth, very little wind and a flat sea,…

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Bridport Regatta 2018

Bridport Regatta 2018

Eleven clubs, fourteen gigs, brilliant sunshine, a light breeze, flat sea, good organisation and lots of tourists made for an excellent day of gig racing and lounging on West Bay beach. Portland Gig Rowing Club, in our gig 'Pulpit Rock',…

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