Brixham CPGA Veterans & Brixham Regatta

06th & 07th July 2024

30th June 2024

CPGA Summer Series  - Mevagissy Regatta

22nd June 2024

Mevagissy Open series saw Paignton send two crews down for the event.

Paignton entered a Ladies crew that came 16th in the long seeding race to be put into heat two.

In the second race unfortunately, we dropped down to the 3rd heat and after a really bad start pulled up through the ranks with a strong and close 4th.

The open race had 3 men and 3 ladies who rowed amazingly together considering that they had not trained together, and ended up in heat 4 finishing a strong 4th overtaking 2 boats in the last 200 meters.

Superb day of rowing from everyone.

Salcombe Estuary Regatta

16th June 2024

Paignton gig club took a ladies and men’s crew down to Salcombe Regatta last week rowing in interesting conditions up the Estuary. 

We entered Men’s B, Men’s Vets, Ladies A, Ladies B, Ladies Vets and Ladies SV.

Great day was had by all, and everyone rowed well.

CPGA Summer Series  - Mounts Bay Regatta

08th June 2024

Racing at Totnes & Bridgetown Royal Regatta - June 2024

Dart Totnes Rowing Club staged the first regatta of the WEARA series over 2 days on the River Dart.  This was the first of 10 regattas, as unfortunately Paignton's regatta - which had been scheduled as the first regatta of the season, was cancelled due to sea conditions.

On a sunny day in June, great river conditions provided some excellent results!

Paignton were second in the Ladies Novice coxed fours, fourth in the Ladies Masters coxed fours.  Josh Bradley was third in the Men's Under 16 single sculls. 

A great day all round.

Link to Torbay Weekly

Dartmouth Regatta -Easter 2024

Another sunny spring day in March with 11 clubs attending the Dartmouth Regatta - hosted by the River Dart Gig Club. 

Slightly choppy with a couple of challenging buoy turns made for an energetic day! 

South Devon Winter Race League (Gigs) 2023/2024

The South Devon Winter League concluded at Brixham on the 16th March 2024 .

Teams from Paignton, Yealm, Brixham, Salcombe and Teignmouth had competed at 'home' regattas between November 2023 and March 2024. 

Sadly, the inaugural regatta at Salcombe in November was cancelled due to poor sea conditions. 

Paignton hosted the regatta in December 2023 - in glorious winter sunshine!  51 crews from 5 clubs competed from Paignton Harbour.  There was a combination of Men's and Ladies Vets and Super vets racing, plus the under 16 category.

November '23 - Salcombe (cancelled)

December '23 - Paignton

January '24 - Teignmouth

February '24- Dartmouth

March '24- Brixham 

Pictures from Paignton and Teign Regattas

Links to drone footage from the Dart Regatta here - Ladies A, Ladies Vets, Men's Vets

Three Rivers 2024 - Caradon Gig Club - Saltash 


The start of gig racing season with the CPGA Three Rivers Race.  Hosted by Caradon gig club at Saltash.

A gruelling 6  mile river race on the Tamar , starting under the iconic Tamar bridge, up to the River Tavy, and down to the River Lynher before looping back for a finish under the Tamar bridge.

Saturday 03rd March saw some good conditions for the race. There were 98 ladies crews and 95 men's crews.

The results overall are a combination of the ladies and men's results  - Paignton came a respectable 65/93 gigs with a  combined Men's and Ladies time of 02:00:57. 

You can read more about the Three rivers, and its history here

Exeter regatta 2023

A fantastic day of rowing yesterday at Exeter Regatta saw four wins and a host of 2nd and 3rd places for Paignton crews.

Wins for Keira Brueton in the WN 1x (beating a field of 10 rowers) Hugo Dossett and Oliver Chalk in the J15 2x Ethan Frost and Yuri Allasia in the J18 2x And Eva Birchell rowing with Torquay Rowing Club’s Sophie Evans in the WJ15 2x

Some excellent 2nd places, beating crews

Bideford regatta 2023

Brilliant racing yesterday at Bideford Regatta.

A first win in Novice singles for Keira Brueton!

2nd for the young lads in the sen C fours and the men in eights

A handful of thirds and some great rows in championship singles. 

Couple of monster crabs  🦀 off the quay too.

Finished up with a boat race win against a reds in the bar!

Wimbleball regatta 2023

The second regatta of the season was hosted by Wimbleball Rowing Club up on Exmoor and once again Paignton took a large squad. The club had crews in almost category from J12 up to Masters and singles, doubles, quads, fours and eights.  The club recorded three wins but that belies the number of fantastic results across the board with many crews extremely competive. There was plenty of close racing with many rowers feeling satisfied with the quality of their rows which all points to the potential of more wins as the season develops. There is a real depth in the club at the moment with numerous events featuring multiple crews which is driving a friendly rivalry and pushing everyone to improve.  One of the highlights for the club was the ability to put afloat both Men’s and Women’s eights against the hosts. Next weekend there is a break before a run of five consecutive regattas.

Totnes regatta 2023

A fantastic day of rowing at Totnes to kick off the West of England Amateur Rowing Association - WEARA season. We had our largest ever contingent of rowers participating along with supporters and volunteers. Unfortunately no wins but eight second places! 

The second day got us a win in the mixed sen C, J 15 double sculls. The most important thing about this weekend was it was filled with a great club feeling of supporting each other.  

World gig rowing championships - April 28th to 20th April 

 Junior Inter regional regatta - Holne Pierrepont, Nottingham 

Six of our juniors representing the western region. J15 Quad, J15 double and with Exeter in the coxless quad.

South coast championship 2022

Shiver m'timbers! Off to Brixham Pirate Festival.

Perfect weather for our open days. Each boat in the picture has a couple of crew members trying rowing for the first time.

Sunny Sunday with Emma in 3 seat, for only her 3rd time out in the boat.

Getting ready to board the enemy ship and raise the Jolly Roger?

There seems to be a peg missing.....I'll ask Lee where it is.

1st April today, but no fools in this boat (except Shelly)

Nice to see Ali having a go at skiff rowing

Poppy not impressed with the rowing skills on show