Gig Disqualified Because Lady Was A Lad

gig oarsA gig that finished in fourth place during this week’s women’s race has been disqualified – because the Men-A-Vaur boat contained a man!

A number of Wednesday’s rowers were clearly having fun.

The Bonnet crew entered the Broken Paddle trophy race in fancy dress, but the disqualified Men-A-Vaur rower wasn’t dressed up or in disguise.

Race starter David Townend believes that the man rowed with the Tresco and Bryher women as stroke paddle simply to make up numbers.

David says he’s never known a lad to enter the ladies race before. The episode meant that the crew got some rowing practice, but they won’t get any points.



2 Responses to Gig Disqualified Because Lady Was A Lad

  1. Adrienne August 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Also when I was in the Slippen crew we had a man fill in loads

  2. Adrienne August 28, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I think it’s great they made the effort to race even though they didn’t have 6 rowers.We had an awesome fight with them the whole race which would have been great to watch