Newquay Men’s Invitation Weekend Starts Today

The end of the gig-rowing season will be marked by the Newquay Men’s Invitiation Weekend, which starts today.

Dee Williams from St Mary’s gig club said only rowers from Newquay will be taking part this year. The Women’s Invitation Weekend, which took place two weeks ago, included visitors from Padstow, Cadgwith and Falmouth.

The Newquay men will be using the Spy gig that the women brought over.

The weekend starts with a race from Nut Rock this evening at 6.30pm. At 12 noon tomorrow, the gigs will race from St. Mary’s to St. Agnes, returning in a ‘mix up’ race about 3pm.

Dee says the weekend is likely to finish with the traditional singing and send-off on the Scillonian III on Monday.