THE Lyme Regis Gig Club Men’s Supervet crew continued their stunning form with a superb victory at the Brixham Regatta.

Lyme have also collected first-placed silverware at Swanage, Bridport, Cattewater, Salcombe and Rame.

At Rame, Lyme managed to forge ahead in the first leg, chased only by former world champions Caradon, but held their nerve to win by just two seconds.

At Brixham, a similar format saw the hosts take an early lead with Lyme chasing them to the first mark.

Through the middle section and into the final straight, Brixham held position but approaching the finish line with around 500m to go, Lyme maintained a strong and disciplined stroke to gradually diminish Brixham’s lead.

With 100m to go, Lyme drew on all of their resources and forged ahead to take a brilliant victory. The supervets have established themselves as the most successful racing crew in the club’s history, after completing last season undefeated.

Of particular interest at the recent Brixham event was the inclusion of Lyme’s Men’s C crew, assembled only days before the weekend that included two young members who had never raced before and who have only started rowing this summer, namely Felix Ransford and Tom Gillespie.

Coxed by Pete Mowatt, they were away from the start line and quickly established themselves as leaders before the first mark, stretching out a commanding lead after the second mark they finished around 10 boat lengths ahead of the second-placed boat.

Ranford and Gillespie are among a number of keen young members of Lyme’s newly-formed development crews who are training and competing in set crews where possible and are proving themselves to be worthy competitors.

Lyme’s Men’s Vets are also enjoying success, recently winning the National Vets championships.

There also have been some very commendable results delivered by all of the ladies categories and also the club’s talented youth crews, with a second-place finish at the recent junior event in Hayle.

Like the men, the ladies section has also now formed development crews from a number of promising young ladies, training together to establish themselves as future contenders.

Meanwhile, Lyme would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their supporters and sponsors.