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Salcombe Regatta

This was the first regatta after the Scillies. Have to say that training could have been harder since the Scillies, especially for the boys.  We seem to have taken our foot off the gas a little, which given our Scillies performance is pure madness! Most of...

Clifton’s Saul Fundraising for Young Bristol

In May, three Clifton Gig Club members took part in a sponsored abseil event to raise funds for the Young Bristol Charity, who kindly allow us to use their pontoon and training boat, ‘Lindy’. Steve, Nina and Saul were the only ones to put their names...

Scillies 2017

Just to put this in perspective, these are the World Championships. There were about 144 boats competing mostly from the UK but also from Holland, Ireland and America.  Last year, our Ladies A crew finished 90th and our Mens A crew finished 102nd. This year we...

Bristol Sprint Regatta

This is always a fun regatta.  It's held in Bristol's Floating Harbour where we train every week.  We know the water well and how many strokes between all the various sights and features of the harbour.  So we should have a good home advantage for...

Three Rivers Race, Saltash

This is the first race of the season.  It's a 6mile figures of eight course starting under the Tamar bridge and finishing at the same place.  I can't remember doing this race without there being a howling gale or racing tide or more often that...

Sport England Funding

Special celebrations for Clifton.  News that we secured Sport England funding reached us on 20th December 2016, what an amazing end to an amazing year....

Clifton Annual Dinner

We are one year old.  It's been the most amazing journey from commissioning our beautiful Avona to getting crews together, competing at the Scillies, through Dorset Devon and Cornwall and even in Holland.  The year culminated on 12 November 2016 with our inaugural annual dinner...

Muiden Pampas Muiden

The final weekend before our inaugural annual dinner.  Speeches drafted, awards consideration underway and now there’s so much more to throw into the melting pot.  The antics of five international rowing Clifton members may have changed it all. Nina, Terrey, Mark, Bryan and Steve travelled to...

That’s what I like to see!

Clifton men getting up early on a Sunday morning to clean Lindy.  It took so long to remove the fresh water muscles that they didn't even get to row before the girls turned up!  ...