Falmouth Week :: Evening Gig Race

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This year ex Lifeboat coxswain Alan Barnes MBE organised some friendly evening Gig Racing between local clubs to try and get more gig’s involved in the week long event.  The racing was a huge success here are the results (Thanks to Alan & Tricia).

Ladies Race

The ladies race for first place was a close run between Falmouth Ladies A & B with the A team leading until the B team attacked in the lighter boat over the last 200m and almost took the A team.

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Mixed Vets

1st  Idas – Falmouth
2nd Morlader – Penryn
3rd Faith – Devoran

Betty Stoggs Skinners Brewery presented the winners prizes.  Steve Skinner of Skinners Brewery provided a presentation pack for each crew member of the winning gig for the 3 races.  All prsentations were held at the Waterfront Bar, Custom House Quay, Falmouth – courtesy of Mat.

Prize Giving

Men’s  Race

This was brilliant battle between Roseland in Killygerran and Falmouth in the Irene.  Roseland took an early lead but couldn’t get clear.  Falmouth passed them just inside the inner harbour.

We paced them in the start boat and they were making 8.5 knots between the Governor Buoy and the Eastern Arm, by GPS.  The Idas with Falmouth mens B was thyird.

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The winning boat, Irene, took 19 minutes from Carricknath Mark to Pendennis Marina.  The last boat took 23 minutes.

It was good to have a bunch of cheering supporters on the Enterprise boat.

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