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Pilot Gig Racing 2015

White Rose Gig Race

White Rose Gig Race

The Ladies of Newquay Rowing Club competed in the White Rose race on Wednesday 1 July 2015

RAF Gig Launch

RAF Gig Launch

RAF St Mawgan launched their gig at Newquay Harbour on Saturday 30 May 2015

Charity Welly Gigs

Charity Welly Gigs

Charity evening in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Fisherman´s Mission with Newquay Rowing Club´s gig rowers and supporters giving generously through donations, raffles and auctions as the weekly Welly Races took place with a special trophy for the event being donated by the organiser and fund raiser, Kevin Rogers. The event took place at Newquay Harbour on Friday 15 May 2015....

New Gig Launched

New Gig Launched

A new training gig was launched at Newquay Harbour on 9 May 2015 and the Newquay Rowing Club Ladies A Crew were first to row it as the new World Champions...

Pilot Gig Racing 2014

Pilot Gig Racing 2013

Pilot Gig Racing 2012

World Gig Racing Championships 2012

World Gig Racing Championships 2012

Photos from the World Gig Racing Championships 2012, which took place on the Isles of Scilly on the Bank Holiday Weekend of Mat 4,5,6 and 7 May 2012.

The championships start with the veteran’s events on Friday night, continuing with the main races on Saturday, including the iconic long line-up at the island of St Agnes and a 1.59 nautical mile dash to St Mary's. The results of the long race sort teams into heats for a series of shorter contests from Nut Rock, near Tresco, to St Marys....

Three rivers Gig Race 2012

Three rivers Gig Race 2012

2012 Gig Racing
3 Rivers Race (an annual endurance torture test for the gig rowing fleet of about 6 miles visiting the entrances to 3 of the rivers feeding the Tamar), there was a forecast of winds of 40-60mph and heavy rain. It didn’t turn out quite that way, the rain pretty much held off and the wind speed was lower but still made for some epic sharp wind over tide chop for mile after mile. Controlling the boats on the downwind leg was a challenge for all crews.
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