Photos of Pilot Gig races in Cornwall
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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....
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. ...
The 22nd World Pilot Gig Championships took place on Friday, 29 April 2011 til Monday, 2 May 2011, on the Isles of Scilly.
The in this unique event, over 100 crews took to the waters including a large number from Cornwall
These pictures are mainly from Rame,Rock,Scilly regattas in 2010
Pilot gigs are used primarily for sport, with around 100 clubs across the globe. The main concentration is within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, however clubs exist in Devon, Dorset, Wales and London. Internationally there are pilot gig clubs in France, the Netherlands, the Faroe Islands, Australia and the USA....
Photos from Cornwall Pilot Gig Racing Championships, events and races throughout 2010
Photos from Cornwall Pilot Gig Racing Championships, events and races throughout 2009