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American Gig Team Will Be Coming To Championships

American Gig Team Will Be Coming To Championships

Two American gig crew have confirmed that they are coming to Scilly for the championship weekend. Their flights and hire cars are booked after islanders offered them accommodation following a Radio Scilly appeal. Michael Leviseur relocated to Massachusetts last year and he’s been keen for the US club to come over. He says islanders have […]

Kier To Sponsor St Mary’s Women’s Gig Crew

Kier To Sponsor St Mary’s Women’s Gig Crew

The construction company working on the widening and extension of the quay is sponsoring the St Mary’s Women’s A gig crew. The company say they know that the women will make them proud at the World Pilot Gig Championships, coming up at the start of May. Kier is funding race vests, training tops and paddles. Rients Jan Veldkamp […]

US Rowers ‘Desperate’ For Help With Gig Champs Accommodation

US Rowers ‘Desperate’ For Help With Gig Champs Accommodation

Scilly’s World Pilot Gig Championships will be an international event again this spring – but only if you can help find accommodation for the American rowers. A men’s crew and a group of women veterans rowers want to come over from the United States, but they need somewhere to stay. The rowers have been practicing […]

New Gig Club Appealing For Accommodation For Championships

New Gig Club Appealing For Accommodation For Championships

A newly formed gig club is appealing for gig weekend accommodation so their whole crew can compete. The Exmouth club formed in March this year with a second hand gig, the Rodney Bey. Toby Lagus says they want to travel to Scilly from Devon for their first World Pilot Gig Championship. Toby says his club […]

Scilly’s Emperor Crew Are Queens Of The Invitation Gig Weekend

Scilly’s Emperor Crew Are Queens Of The Invitation Gig Weekend

It was a successful weekend for Scilly’s women rowers, as they took on visiting gig crew from Padstow and Newquay for the Ladies’ Invitation Weekend. The Spy from Newquay and the Brabyn from Padstow joined local boats Serica, Golden Eagle and Emperor on the water. The Emperor won all the races although the row back […]

‘Best Ever’ World Pilot Gig Championships Ends On Another Falmouth Double

‘Best Ever’ World Pilot Gig Championships Ends On Another Falmouth Double

The 25th anniversary World Pilot Gig Championships was the most successful to date. That’s the view of Rick Persich, the Chairman of the committee that organises it. Falmouth Ladies and Men did the double again with both their crew taking gold medals. That’s the fifth year in a row for the women and the fourth […]

Traditional Post-Gig Weekend Sports Matches Take Place

Traditional Post-Gig Weekend Sports Matches Take Place

Islanders took on the ‘Rest-of-the-World’ in rugby and netball yesterday. The rugby event is a traditional part of the Gig Championships weekend, where locals take on the visiting rowers on The Garrison. It was a 12-0 win for the Rest-of-the-World, during a match described by Radio Scilly’s sports show host Mark Twynham as “a fairly […]

WPGC 2014: Video Of Men’s Final

WPGC 2014: Video Of Men’s Final

Video coverage of all the Men’s Finals from Nut Rock to St Mary’s.    

WPGC 2014: Video Of Ladies’ Final

WPGC 2014: Video Of Ladies’ Final

Video coverage of all the Ladies’ Finals from Nut Rock to St Mary’s.