Scillies 2017

Monday, 8 May, 2017

Clevedon Pilot Gig Club attended the World Pilot Gig Club Championships in the Isles of Scilly, that ran from the 28th-30th April.

The unforgettable event consists of Men and Womens' Veteran and Super Veteran races on the Friday evening, followed by 2 lots of races per day on Saturday and Sunday for the open crews registered. Boat numbers for the Vets races were in the 50's for women and 40's for men and late 20's for both genders in the super-vets races.

For the open crews the long race is the first to take place on the Saturday with over 142 boats all starting on one start line! After this crews are placed into alphabetical heats, ranging from A-L with 12 boats in each.

Once again Clevedon went out in full force did the club proud.

Ladies A finished in 22nd position after the first race, getting them into group B, the highest any Clevedon crew has ever got to in the Isles of Scilly Championships.
Ladies B bagged themselves a podium after a spectacular race saw them finish first in group G on the Sunday.

All crews rowed their hearts out, finishing positions as follows:
Ladies A: 34
Mens A: 72
Ladies B: 73
Mens B: 121
Ladies C: 112
Ladies Vets: 44
Mens Vets: 24
Ladies Super-vets: 24
Men's Super-vets: tbc