BCRC Vandaura team win Tony Adams Cup Classic

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday 15th April 2018, BCRC entered both boats for this year’s Tony Adams Cup. The legendary race, open to all Harkers Yard gigs, started at Batemans Tower, Brightlingsea and finished at the Lightship at Colchester Hythe. The Vanduara men’s team won in a record time of 56.03, averaging […]

21st August Pier to Pier Race Leigh on Sea to Southend

Fantastic day out had by all, 8 clubs took part overall, 17 boats and some 70 crew of all ages and abilities. Various types of boats and gigs took part. In the Harker’s Yard Gigs Vanduara came in First Place from Brightlingsea with Tyrant from Rowhedge in Second Place and Matchless coming in Third Place. Well […]


Saturday 25th June 2016 This race took place off of Batemans Tower with bright blue skies over Brightlingsea but unfortunately black skies coming across from Alresford with torrential rain thunder and lightning, coming in first and second place at Rowhedge was Rowhedge third and fourth were Brightlingsea, well done to everyone who took part in this […]


Brightlingsea Gig Festival May 21st we had a drag race and didn’t we have fun, the Rowers had to collect bags of clothing on the race to the turning buoy and then again on their way back. On the Sunday May 22nd we had a wonderful turn out of boats from all over Essex a total of 15 […]


Sunday 24th April 2016   The Race started from Batemans Tower at 12.00am and we all battled our way up to the Light Ship in Colchester. We all encountered all kinds of weather on our row up to the Light Ship and well done to everyone who took part, especially to Tyrant (Rowhedge)who came first, […]


Near to the end of the Winter series, once again Brightlingsea teams performed fantastically well winning the Ladies race was Vanduara, the Mens race was also won in Vanduara and the mixed teams race was also won in Vanduara. Well done to everyone who took part and a very big thank you to Maldon and […]

24th January 2016 Burnham on Crouch

Well what a fantastic day at Burnham on Crouch with a few new gigs participating. Ladies race was won by Brightlingsea Vandurara, Record Reign from Maldon in second place and Velocity in third. Men’s race was also won by Vandurara from Brightlingsea and again Record Reign taking second and in third was Aquiline from Rowhedge. […]

Wivenhoe Gig Race 9th January 2016

We had a warm welcome from The Wivenhoe Team who also provided us all with food and drinks. Overall eleven boats took part in the Race. Ladies Race Maldons – Record Reign taking first place, Brightlingsea – Vandurara coming in second place, Burnham – Willow in third place. Men’s Race Brightlingsea – Vandurara taking first place, Rowhedge […]

Brightlingsea Gig Festival 2015

Wow what a two days at our 2015 Brightlingsea Gig Festival!! 17 row boats and 150 people eagerly took to the water to compete in the first of the summer series on Saturday. A full tide and a good breeze made it a real coastal race, waves breaking the bow gave the crews a welcome […]