Cornish Pilot Gigs

   Gig racing - years ago pilot gigs ferried the 'Pilot' out to arriving ships to guide them into port.  They were built for speed, as the first gig to reach the ship got the job.  Years later, the gigs lay forgotten in their sheds, until Newquay rowing club decided to rebuild the surviving gigs and start racing them.  Nowadays its a fantastic sport enjoyed by thousands.  Links to two local gig clubs are shown below, where you'll find info about the gigs, the crews and much more ....


Mevagissey Rowing Club
Gigs - Endeavour, Sowenna and Endurance

St. Goran Rowing Club
Gigs - Gwineas and Penamaen