This is why we love Gig Racing! In no other sport could any team in the world attend a World Championship – no matter how small or large the club, at the World Pilot Gig Championships every crew has a fair chance of winning a podium place within their heat.
Hayle being a fairly small fish in a big pond always attend these Championships and we always represent our club to the bet of our abilities. This year the ladies came 5th in their heat (almost winning 1st place – next year ladies!) and the men came 3rd.
It’s always an exhausting weekend full of fun, laughter and the odd tear of joy and frustration but it’s a lovely way for the club to pull together and meet old friends from other clubs that we only see once a year.
Fancy having a go at gig rowing yourself? Check out our Events page for details of our next beginner’s session.