World Gig Rowing Championships Final Day

Yesterday was a fantastic day – the final day of the World Gig Rowing Championships on the Isles of Scilly and I was lucky enough to row for Boscastle and Crackington Gig Club in both races.

Rodney Bey - Ladies final
Before our last race we watched the Exmouth Ladies finish their race

RespectAfter the final race (which was very difficult as a result of the conditions) all the gigs line up to welcome in the final heat and the winners

Line upA wobbly picture of the line up – we were next to the Bermuda crew who we had been racing all weekend

BCGCOn the beach – with the Boscastle and Crackington guys – in fact not entirely true…. there were three guys from B&C and a rotating group of honoraries. We had a different stroke rower in each race and as a result we weren’t entirely competitive.

Results-finalIn fact we won the wooden spoon

The best weekend I have had for years – much celebration afterwards and I’m pleased to say this morning I still have my phone and wallet, I got home to my billet and I’m still alive.

Thanks Boscastle and Crackington Gig Club.


3 thoughts on “World Gig Rowing Championships Final Day

  1. Adrian, it was a real pleasure to meet you and row with you. See you on the circuit and back here next year. The only way is up from here!

  2. Pingback: From Scilly to Dartmoor – gigs to Tors – A Dartmoor and Devon blog

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