Newquay Open County Pilot Gig Championships
Gig Championships are hugely competitve, with the Under 16's Championships in July and the Ladies and Mens Championships signalling the end of Cornwall's Gig rowing season.The Championships were first held in 1969 and now attract crews from all over the west of England and as far afield as the Irish Republic and the Netherlands.
There are a series of races on both days which leads to the quarters, semis and final on the Sunday. (Under 16's are held over one day) Races take place from Newquay Harbour, and they are free to watch.
Dates for 2015:
Under 16's Championships 26 July
Ladies Championships 5 - 6 September
Mens Championships 19 - 20 September
How can you take part?
The County Gig Championships are an off shore spectacle and free to come and watch. The best vantage points are at the harbour and from North Quay extending to the Huer's Hut. The whole course can be seen with the start from the harbour to the eastern turning point off Lusty Glaze, back on the return course to the westerly mark off the Huer's Hut and back to the finish at the harbour. The whole bay is a natural amphitheatre which provides excellent viewing.