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Gig Crews Arriving For Newquay Womens’ Invitation Races

Gig Crews Arriving For Newquay Womens’ Invitation Races

Gigrowers are hoping for favourable weather for this weekend’s Newquay womens’ invitation races. Crew from that town as well as Padstow, Falmouth and Truro are expected to come over on the Scillonian III this morning to challenge islands’ women on the water on Saturday and Sunday. St Mary’s gig club chair Jess Vian told us […]

Bryher Gig Shed Receives £4500 funding For Extension

Bryher Gig Shed Receives £4500 funding For Extension

The Isles Of Scilly Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty grants panel has awarded £4500 to enhance the Sussex gig shed on Bryher. The extension to the gig shed will allow the gig to be displayed together with interpretation material for visitors. Tresco and Bryher Rowing Club took over the lease of the Sussex gig shed […]

Tregarthens Gig Sold To Dutch Club

Tregarthens Gig Sold To Dutch Club

St Mary’s Gig Club has sold the Tregathens Gig overseas. But we could see the boat back in our islands’ waters next May as the Dutch rowing club that has bought it intends to rename the boat and compete for the first time in the World Pilot Gig Championships. A team from the Loosdrecht rowing […]

School Gig Crew Win Gold In Cornwall Competition

School Gig Crew Win Gold In Cornwall Competition

A mixed gig crew from the Five Islands School has won the gold medal in the Cornwall Sports Partnership School Games yesterday. There were five boats in the first race on Stithians Lake yesterday and in two races our kids came first. Martin Songhurst says they completed both races with impressive leads and ‘walked’ one […]

Scilly Boatbuilder to Build New St Mary’s Gig

Scilly Boatbuilder to Build New St Mary’s Gig

The Tregarthen’s gig, which was built in 1999, is to be replaced with a new model built by local boatbuilder Peter Martin. It will take up to six months to build and will be ready in time for the World Pilot Gig Championships 2012. Peter’s newest gigs performed well over the weekend and the boat he built for Tresco […]

Slippen Wins Gig Sailing Race

Slippen Wins Gig Sailing Race

Five gigs raised sails for the gig sailing race outside the harbour yesterday. The Royal, Genie, Helford, Nornour and Slippen started. And the Islands boats did best with the Slippen completing the circuit in 59 minutes and the Nornour in 69 mins. The Slippen was crewed by Richard Mills and a couple of his sailing instructors and the, Nornour, […]

World Pilot Gig Championships – Report Friday 29th April

World Pilot Gig Championships – Report Friday 29th April

The Isles of Scilly has done the double in this year’s championships with local winners in both the womens and mens veterans races. Yesterday the Tresco and Bryher women won the veterans title in the recently-built Alfie Jenkins and kept the trophy in Scilly. It was also won by a St Mary’s crew last year. […]