Helford River Race

Again, all three gigs, 18 rowers and a pile of club kit made it’s way to Helford River Gig Club’s annual river race from Helford Passage to Gweek in what will probably be the final race of the 2010 season. It’s a great sign for the future that even this late in the season we have a club full of keen rowers and crews willing to put in the effort to get boats to and from events and race and party hard!

A bit of a wild launch, a strong tail wind and some close racing. It’s meant to be a pursuit race but to be honest we had no chance of catching the Devoran crew that led from start to finish. But, the “times over the course” placed FMPGC 2nd, 8th and 12th out of around 20 gigs competing. More information here : http://gigrower.co.uk/event-reports/helford-river-race/