Our Regattas and Races
Every year Appledore hosts a number of our own events.
Appledore Gig Club Regatta
Our own home regatta, hosted at the Churchfields Car Park and slipway. It’s a well supported event usually with 12 or so clubs battling for the spoils. The day includes hot and cold refreshments, live commentary and a grand draw. It’s our biggest yearly fundraiser and it’s a great day for spectators and rowers alike.
Proposed E V E N T S for 2017
Saturday 1st July - Appledore
Saturday 14th October - Appledore Supervets Championship (non CPGA event)
Sunday 15th October - Appledore Supervets Championship (non CPGA event)
. . . plus the History Race and the Two Bridges Race as yet not scheduled . . .
Two Bridges Race
The formidable 9 or 6 mile race takes place once a year and is organised by APGC. There are two races, the first is the mens race - which starts at Bideford new bridge and ends at the Barnstaple bridge, then the ladies race rows back from Barnstaple bridge to Appledore quay, a lesser distance of 6miles but against the tide. It’s a long, tough race and tests the endurance of even the best crews.