Sunday, 12 May 2013


There will be a turn up and row taster session on Monday 27th May, which will take place from Victoria Pier between 9am and 12noon. It is always good to have the support of club members on these occasions, not just as rowers but to chat to potential new members. Join us if you are able.

Shanty singing

Tuesday May 7th

The Mariners Hotel
The shanty singers were requested to provide after dinner entertainment by a group of friends who visit Lyme annually, and have done so for 25 years.
It was a fun evening and we were so well received by an appreciative audience.
Apparently we were the best entertainment they had had in all 25 years! We raised £160.00 for club funds, very worthwhile.

Our next performance will be Newlands Holiday Park on 21st June. This will be part of the Beer Festival.
Future performances include Lifeboat Week on 1st August and Lyme Folk Festival at the end of August.

If you would like to join the Shanty Singers please contact  Christine Newton where you can find out details of our practice sessions.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Men's A team


Lyme Regis Gig Club travelled down to race at the Dart Pilot Gig Club Regatta on Saturday 6th April for what is a keenly contested series of races with nine competitive clubs including Caradon, Cattewater, Ilfracombe, Teign, Rame, Dart, Appledore, Salcombe.   

The Dart Gig Regatta start line was just seaward of the town’s higher ferry and the 1.2 mile course went down the river mouth to two marker buoys beneath the picturesque castle and back with a finish line adjacent to Dartmouth Sailing Club. The racing started just after midday as the high tide turned and with sunny weather, cool, light south easterly wind, made for a wonderful afternoon’s event. Excellent viewing for spectators, fantastic hospitality from the Dart Pilot Gig Club and a meandering harbour dolphin followed the boats as they left the pontoon.  

Lyme Regis fielded teams in all the nine races with Lyme Ladies A & B both coming 8th; Lyme Regis Men’s A came 6th, and the B’s 4th. In the veterans races Lyme’s Ladies came 6th and the Men came 7th, both the Lyme Ladies and Men’s C crew’s came 4th and the Mixed Crew came 7th.  

Ladies A and B teams

Photo's by Neil Ryder.

Sunday, 7 April 2013


Sunday 28th April

Pre-season social and Scillies send-off  6pm at The Harbour Inn.
Buffet - £4.50 per person, £3.50 for children.

Thursday 1st August 7 pm.

Our shanty singers have been asked to perform for Lifeboat week.
If you are singing please be prepared for practice sessions on a couple of Fridays preceeding the preformance. Details will be notified.
If you are not singing then please come down to support.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Monday 1st April

The first taster session of the new season did not go according to plan!
Nevertheless, a good number of hardy rowers turned out to brave the icy, easterly, wind to meet and greet the half-dozen, or so, prospective new rowers who were interested enough to turn up in such adverse conditions. ( just the spirit we need!)

With "Rebel" on the sand to show off her beauty, "Revenge" was used for the taster to take the form of "land based" instruction, proficiently undertaken by Henry.
 The warmth of the "Harbour Inn" and the delight of hot coffee, was very welcome.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Lyme Regis gig club 100 club

The 100 club started in 2010 with two aims-:
To contribute to club funds and provide mild excitement for participants!
Half the funds go to the Gig Club and half to monthly prize draws. So the more of you who join, the more worthwhile it is.
In 2011 the 100 club raised £715.00 for club funds. £500.00 in 2012, and another £500.00 so far, this year.
To join in will cost you £3.00 per ticket (£36.00 annually) and prizes are, currently;
1st prize £30.00
2nd prize £15.00
3rd prize £10.00

Result of February draw - 23, 32, 4
Result of March draw - 27, 3, 23

To join, or for further information please contact Juliet at

 Thank you Juliet