Falmouth Win Rescheduled County Gig Championships

The Newquay County Gig Rowing Championships took place this weekend after being postponed because of bad weather last month.

Falmouth won with Par Bay second and Roseland third.

An island rower was in the Roseland crew. 18-year-old Joe Thomas was asked by the mainland club to fill in last week as he rowed for them when he was at college.

Joe’s father Paul also went to the mainland at the weekend after being asked to row for the Roseland B crew, but they didn’t make it to the quarter finals.

Joe says he was thrilled to be asked and rowed bow.

Conditions weren’t great and he said it was so messy on Sunday morning he very nearly lost a paddle.