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Saturday, 31 March 2018

2018 World Plastic Gig Championship






Newlyn's Sandy Cove played host to the 8th Plastic (as opposed to traditional wooden) Gig Rowing Championships on Saturday with around 20 gigs and dozens of teams entered...


in excellent conditions - apart from the wind direction which saw every race rowing into the prevailing wind!..


every boat needs its complement of oars...


and rowers as the teams get ready for the next race on the gently sloping shingle beach...



as Porthleven's Under 14s launch the boat...



and climb aboard...



for some, the first time they have rowed out at sea in open water... 




they head off for the start line towards Penlee Point...


heading back after the mens' race...



some of the action on the day - and did the gig Portheras cross the line before Future?..




above the beach at Sandy Cove the Ocean Pride Restoration Project held an Open Day session..



which will be something people can drop in on as work progresses...



to restore the only counter stern Peake's built Mount's Bay lugger surviving.