Isles of Scilly World Pilot Gig Championships 2014

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IOS 2014 Press Release

Tamar & Tavy Gig Club celebrate best ever world championships Tamar & Tavy Gig Club had a fantastic weekend of racing at the World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly from the 2nd – 4th May. They took Ladies and Men’s A and B teams, and their boats Ginette and Tamar were two […]

Some more IOS 2014 photos…

Here are some more photos from our fantastic weekend – I think we will be buzzing for weeks! If you have any to add then please email them to Sarah. Thank you! More to follow soon…

What a difference a day makes!

It’s a bit of a different day on the islands today, we’ve lost the sun so the shorts are packed and the woolly hats back out! The seas look quite rough for those on the Scillonian…so everyone is envious of those who are flying. The official results are now in! A full report will follow […]

Finals day – what a day!

So, today has been another amazing day of weather. Slightly windier but another stunning day of sunshine. The morning kicked off with the ladies, with both teams having a brilliant row. The ladies B came fourth, with an amazing row, leaving them very happy. The ladies A came through again, winning their heat for the […]

Both teams had an amazing heat. The B team came first by at least 3 boat lengths which was fantastic, so they have gone up into group K. The men’s A rowed really strongly, coming 4th in group D – well set up for tomorrow. So that’s two boats winning there heats and 2 boats […]

The sun is shining and the gigs are racing

Today has been a gorgeously sunny day here on St Mary’s. The seas are flat and the racing has been fantastic. The ladies long race was first, after a morning of sorting the boats out and soaking up the atmosphere. Both crews had a strong row, with the A crew coming through into group H […]

We’re all here!

Day two has been another lovely day, despite the fact that we haven’t seen the sun at all! We’ve got the boats sorted out and then had 4 boats on the water. The first was a mixed boat and they had some swells to battle…heading across to St Agnes and back. Then the men’s crews […]

The first contingent has arrived! Thursday 1st May

All is well on St Mary’s. The sun is shining and the tents are pitched! Those who came on the Scillonian had a fairly damp crossing but the seas weren’t too lumpy – thank goodness! Today is just a relaxed day, we’ve located the gigs and made a plan for tomorrow. Now we’re off to […]

Ginette joins Tamar on St Marys

Ginette has now joined Tamar on the islands! Thank you to Lynn Renton for delivering her safely to Penzance for us. Training is winding down now (the Ladies A even had a time for a cream tea after last Monday’s row – thank you Heidi) and there is less than a week to go before […]

Tamar is off! The countdown is truly on…

Tamar went on her merry way today, taken to Penzance by John Rogers (thank you!) and seen safely aboard the Gry Maritha for her voyage to St Mary’s. She should be there by now, no doubt eagerly awaiting our arrival in less than a month’s time! Training is going well, with both Men’s and Ladies […]