CPGA 30 Today

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association today celebrates it’s thirtieth birthday after being formed in the living room of legendary gig builder Ralph Bird on December 5th 1986. The Association was set up with one simple objective – to oversee and maintain a one class design for the Cornish Pilot Gig. Gigs had been used for racing since the early 1920’s, …

CPGA takes on the GigRower website

Last week the Cornish Pilot Gig Association took over the running of the popular website www.GigRower.co.uk GigRower we set up by rower Toby Budd eight years ago and is now the main online resource for the traditional sport of pilot gig rowing and racing. Shane Sullivan, Chairman of the CPGA, said: ”I always thought GigRower would be better inside the …

Brewery hosts historic Boat Builders’ conference

Photo: Boat builders at the meeting included: Win Cnoops, Dave Currah, Louis Hunkin, Maurice Hunkin, Peter Martin, Andrew Nancarrow, Brian Nobbs, Peter Williams St Austell Brewery has played host to an historic first meeting of the builders of Cornish pilot gig boats, presided over by the Cornish Pilot Gig Association, with the aim of creating a shared vision with which …

CPGA issue 2016 race rules

Photo by Sarah Flockton at 3 Rivers The CPGA have issued new racing rules for 2016. Click here to read: RACING RULES OF THE CPGA 2016

Poole Launch Their New Gig

Poole Gig Rowing Club launched their wooden gig ‘Isabelle’ on 17th September. She has been re-painted in club colours and had her naming ceremony with all the usual traditions and champagne. They also took the opportunity to have a fun day on the water with all their gigs out together with other boats. Phil Oldroyd from the club said “As …