Boscastle and Crackington Gig Club have been training hard on the water and in the gym, and some amazing results at the WPGC 2015 are testament to this, with the Mens A achieving an overall position of 44th and the Ladies A 56th and some very respectable performances put in by the Bs, Cs, Vets and Super Vets.
The World Pilot Gig Championships, held on The Isles of Scilly, are the biggest event in the gig rowing calendar, this year with almost 150 gigs taking part, some from as far afield as the USA.
The conditions at this year’s champs were pretty challenging with some big seas to contend with and finished with a controversial decision in the Ladies final, the St Mary’s Team being disqualified and Newquay crowned world champions.
2015 marks a very special Anniversary for Boscastle and Crackington Gig Club. The club was formed 10 years ago, after the flood which devastated both Boscastle and Crackington in August 2004, and its first gig was named, suitably, Torrent.
10 years on and the Club is going from strength to strength, with over 60 rowing members, a beau- tiful new livery in blue and gold and 4 gigs. Torrent, Rival (one of only 25 boats to have taken part in the first IOS Gig Championships), Golden Gear and a plastic boat kept at Tamar Lake named Porthkragen (Cove of the Little Crag) the Cornish name for Crackington Haven.
BCGC has a lot to look forward to and celebrate this year; Hard training at all levels is paying off with some really great results, it’s already been a very exciting year, with the main racing and regatta season still ahead. 10th Anniversary Celebration planning is well underway, with a Regatta, Ball and many other ideas in the mix.
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