Home » Archives by category » Sport » Gigs » World Pilot Gig Championships 2015 (Page 3)

From Radio Scilly: WPGC 2015 The People Who Make It Happen

From Radio Scilly: WPGC 2015 The People Who Make It Happen

Radio Scilly catches up with some of the people who make the World Pilot Gig Championships happen.    

Scilly’s Chaplain Blesses New Dutch Gig

Scilly’s Chaplain Blesses New Dutch Gig

A brand-new gig built in the Netherlands has been blessed and launched on the Rechabite Slip this afternoon.

Islands Ready For 26th World Pilot Gig Championships

Islands Ready For 26th World Pilot Gig Championships

The 26th World Pilot Gig Championships start this evening with the Veterans races. And the event will be even bigger than previously thought. There are now 152 gigs registered according to Chairman Rick Persich. But because some boats will only enter men’s or women’s races, Rick estimates that the maximum number in the lineout from […]

New Magazine Celebrating Gig Rowing Is Launched

New Magazine Celebrating Gig Rowing Is Launched

The sport of gig rowing has taken another step towards becoming more mainstream with the launch of a glossy magazine. Gigrower was launched at Tregarthen’s Hotel last night by the team who provide the website of the same name – regarded as the definitive guide to gig rowing. Publisher Toby Budd says it will be […]

American Rowers Arrive For Championships

American Rowers Arrive For Championships

  It was an emotional arrival at St Mary’s airport yesterday for a group of American rowers who have travelled 3,000 miles over 24 hours to take part in the World Pilot Gig Championships. The rowers from Gloucester, Massachusetts, only decided to take part in the event in March but despite their late entry, their […]

St Agnes Rowers Have Secret To Gig Success – Chocolate

St Agnes Rowers Have Secret To Gig Success – Chocolate

While some mainland rowers will have been following strict diets devised by nutritionists ahead of this weekend’s championships, St Agnes gig rowers are banking on chocolate bars to give them a boost in their bid for victory. Maddy Goudsmith, the chocolate maker behind The Little Island Chocolate Company, says they wanted to add a plain […]

St Martin’s Pulling Out The Stops For Gig Weekend

St Martin’s Pulling Out The Stops For Gig Weekend

St Martin’s could be the community with the greatest percentage of locals involved in the World Pilot Gig Championships this year. The island, with just 135 residents, has two gig clubs entering and three gigs taking part. Adam Morton says the Iron Maid will be on the water for the men’s races. They’ll finalise their […]

Biggest Ever Gig Weekend But Scilly Crew Won’t Win, Predicts Chairman

Biggest Ever Gig Weekend But Scilly Crew Won’t Win, Predicts Chairman

This year’s gig weekend will feature the largest line up of boats in the event’s history. More late entrants have been confirmed for the 26th World Pilot Gig Championships, being held over the first May Bank Holiday. Committee Chairman Rick Persich says 151 gigs have now registered to take part – 141 for the men’s […]

More International Crews Putting ‘World’ Into Gig Championships

More International Crews Putting ‘World’ Into Gig Championships

The Chairman of the Gig Championships Committee says he’s pleased that more international clubs are joining the competition. Rick Persich says with American and Irish teams joining the regular crews from the Netherlands, it’s finally giving some credence to the ‘World Championships’ title. A crew from Gloucester, Massachusetts will be taking part in the gig […]

Page 3 of 3123