The start of the gig rowing season kicked off on March 2nd with the Three Rivers Race at Saltash. Tamar & Tavy Gig Club sent two mens and two womens crews and as is tradition the weather was less than kind to them and the 70+ gigs competing. Strong winds meant that the long straight in the middle of the race was a hard battle with some lumpy water, all good practise for us river rowers.
The ladies races were up first and huge issues with radios meant that the starts were bad for both crews. The A crew started in the wave behind were they should have been, but quickly took the lead of the pack and began to make up ground with the wave ahead, eventually managing to overtake all 12 boats and a few from the next wave as well in a time of 1:04:27, 16th place overall.