Success at Three Rivers

Posted by Lindsay Turpin on 4 March 2024

LA 3 Rivers



Cotehele Quay Gig Club’s ladies’ and men’s crews enjoyed a cracking start to the rowing season at the highly anticipated Three Rivers Race on Sunday, March 3.

It was a day of celebration for the club - its Ladies’ A and Ladies’ B crews achieved their highest ever results at the event from previous years; Men’s A did well despite two late changes for illness; and it was a first time competing for two of its juniors, who rowed with Men’s B.

The long distance race, run by Caradon Rowing Club, is the first big gig rowing event of the year. It starts at the Tamar Bridge and visits the entrances to the rivers feeding the Tamar.

Cotehele Quay’s Ladies’ A crew, with Cox Sam Rogers, went out in Heat 1 and battled their way around the course. Staying in 7th position most of the way around the race, LA dug deep for the last few hundred metres and overtook Truro to make it back in 51 mins and 54 seconds - achieving the highest result to date, 6th out of 98. 

The ladies’ B crew, with Cox Dave Clarke, were out in Heat 5 and overtook 10 boats, managing to jump into the heat above to make it back in the 27th spot in a total of 57 mins. A club record for LB! Ladies’ Super Vets were in Heat 4 and came home in 53rd position with a time of 1 hour 1 min and 47 secs.

Men’s A came in 28th out of 95, with a time of 51 mins and 33 secs while Men’s B came 72nd with 57 mins and 56 secs.

Colin Peters, Cotehele Quay Gig Club Captain, said: ‘The club is tremendously proud of the performance of all of its squads that took part in the gruelling 3 Rivers Race, particularly the Ladies’ A crew; whose hard work over the winter enabled them to achieve a fantastic 6th place.’

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