2016 World Pilot Gig Champs

2016 World Pilot Gig Champs

We’ve just returned from the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships, all our crews have done brilliantly, this is the first time in many years we’ve achieved both our Ladies and Men’s A crews  in the final.  Our Ladies final position was 8th and Men 6th both rowed in our new gig SPURR (2015)

Gig championship 2016 Ladies Final

2016 Ladies Final

Ladies A Crew 2016

Ladies A Crew 2016

In total we took 3 ladies crews, 2 mens, 2 ladies vets and 1 supervets crew over to Scilly – as we only had 2 men’s crews for the main races we were able to loan our gig Messack to a local gig club; Helford River Gig Rowing Club, I’m very happy to report they did splendidly too!

So far our gig Royal has returned from the Scillies we are awaiting the return of Messack and Spurr towards the end of May via the Scillonian.

Our Men’s A leading the St Agnes Race

Our Men’s A leading the St Agnes Race

Forthcoming events:

Quiz Night  – Thursday 2 June 8.00pm Punchbowl and Ladle, Penelewey

By kind permission of Graham and Jackie at the Punchbowl and Ladle we are holding a quiz night – all are welcome, teams of 4 and £10 per team to enter.  There will be a raffle and prize for the winning team generously donated by the Punchbowl and Ladle.

Our Regatta – Sunday 5 June at Turnaware Bar

Invitations have been sent out to Clubs through the Cornish Pilot Gig Association, we expect approximately 20 Clubs attending this year’s regatta.  It’s being held at Turnaware Bar which provides an ideal place to watch the racing from.  As usual we will have a BBQ and refreshments including our famous home-made cakes and tombola …….we’d love to see you there.

3rd Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge Wednesday 22 June from 6.00pm Loe Beach

With kind permission from the owners, this is our third year in supporting the Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge event, this year proceeds go to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.  Approximately 12 novice crews from Cornwall Council will take part in short races.

Club Night’s Tuesday from 6.00pm

Our club nights’ are being held on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm, if you would like to have a go at gig rowing please come on down – our training gig Lady Loe stationed at Loe Beach awaits!

Junior Rowing – Monday from 5.30 pm

Our Junior Club runs on a Monday evening from 5.30 – 6.30pm juniors start at 12 years to under 16 – we are always welcoming of new rowers to teach rowing skills, please pass on to your friends.

Jacquie Rapier, Captain, Truro River Rowing Club