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Bermuda Gig Club Will Come To Next Year’s Championships

Bermuda Gig Club Will Come To Next Year’s Championships

A Bermuda-based gig rowing club has confirmed that they are coming to Scilly for next year’s World Championships. And now they need our help. The group from the British territory at the other side of the North Atlantic has launched an appeal for accommodation over the first Bank Holiday in 2016. Former Appledore rower Steve […]

St Mary’s Gig Club Joins Cornish Association

St Mary’s Gig Club Joins Cornish Association

St Mary’s Gig Club has applied to join the Cornish Pilot Gig Association. Thirteen of the local club members attended the extraordinary general meeting last Thursday and backed affiliation with the mainland body. The Secretary of the CPGA Anne Curnow Care and their Racing Officer Peter Fisher travelled over to answer questions during the session […]

Off-Island Cricketers End St Mary’s Winning Run

Off-Island Cricketers End St Mary’s Winning Run

Off-island cricketers are celebrating their victory over a St Mary’s XI at the weekend. The annual Hound Cup fixture offered players and spectators an action-packed match with well over 400 runs. And it brought an end to four successive years of St Mary’s victories. The event was started by the late John Goddard in 2005, […]

Second Attempt For This Year’s Round The Island Race

Second Attempt For This Year’s Round The Island Race

Sunday will be second time lucky for the Round the Island Race organisers. Last weekend’s long-standing annual sailing challenge was called off on the morning of the event on Sunday because the winds were too strong. Scillonian Sailing Club Treasurer Ian Sibley says the forecast looks better this time. Ian says anyone with a yacht, […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v St Mary’s

Cricket: St Martin’s v St Mary’s

Report by Colin Daly As the players gathered on St. Martin’s and were joined by a St. Mary’s eleven on the fine summers evening of Thursday 6th August for a T20 match, the talk was all about the collapse of the Australian team to 60 all out on the first day of the Ashes match. […]

Gig Championships The Goal For New Bermuda Gig Club

Gig Championships The Goal For New Bermuda Gig Club

This year’s Gig Championships welcomed new entrants from Ireland and the United States. And the 2016 event could feature a crew from the British overseas territory of Bermuda. The island has been gripped by gig fever after islanders invited a Devon-based rowing expert to visit. Debbie Jones from Bermuda was visiting Appledore when she called […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v Tresco & Bryher

Cricket: St Martin’s v Tresco & Bryher

Report by Colin Daly Under a bright blue sky decorated with sharp edged clouds of intricate design Tresco and Bryher won the toss and decided to bat first in this interisland 25 over match played on St. Martin’s on 2nd August. L. Hamilton and D. Brown opened the innings with an impressive display and eventually […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bays Hill

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bays Hill

Report by Colin Daly Cricket is so much at the mercy of the weather that at the beginning of last week we thought we might not be able to play our old friends from the Bays Hill touring team. But the forecast on Saturday said that the main rain would clear through late morning Sunday […]

Penzance Sailing Club Holding Annual Scilly Race This Weekend

Penzance Sailing Club Holding Annual Scilly Race This Weekend

Penzance Sailing club hopes to dispatch nineteen boats to Scilly this weekend. It’s their annual Penzance, around Scilly and back, or PASAB race. The event has been running since 1978 and is made up of three legs – over to Scilly, around the islands on Sunday and back to Cornwall on Monday morning. In previous […]