200th CPGA Registered Gig

The worldwide governing body for the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig racing today announced a milestone event in the sports rapid growth as it measured, and officially approved, the 200th wooden Cornish pilot gig.      All Cornish pilot gigs built today follow the lines of the gig ‘Treffry’, a 32 foot long pilot gig built in 1838. The Cornish Pilot Gig …

HLF success – Pulling together the past

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £39,000 to support their project entitled ‘Pulling Together The Past’. This exciting initiative will draw together the history of Cornish Pilot Gig rowing for the first time. The Cornish Pilot Gig has played an important role in the working and social lives of communities across …