Over a course which was half a mile longer than the usual length and against a record-breaking number of entries, FMPGC crews took part in the 3 Rivers Race at Saltash last weekend. The ladies fleet included 63 gigs and the men’s 67. The weather was dry but quite windy.
After many years of consistently coming 5th in this event, our Ladies A eventually finished in 4th place behind Newquay, Caradon and Mounts Bay in a time of 54:34. Ladies B, in Penarrow, were 27th in 1:03:13. And the men, in Zawn, came 9th in 51:15. The 4th place of LA is a club record for both men’s and ladies crews. Zawn came 4th in the combined results.
Thanks to Andy Blake for rowing in MA at the last minute as Justin Dodge was injured. Jeremy for coxing LA and MA and to Barry for coxing LB, plus Stephen Cary and Lynn Stonehouse for towing.
Photos: Above: Ladies A Below: MA rowing back down the course under the Tamar Bridge & then coming ashore.