For the fourth consecutive year, Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club are entering a crew of ‘Superveteran’ rowers into the World Championships in Scilly. This year, their average age will be a record-breaking 70 years old and they will be rowing in all five of the races which take place over the weekend off St. Mary’s.
Angus Nicolson is the oldest member of the crew at 85 years and 10 months‘young’ and, like his fellow crew members, has been training throughout the cold winter months in preparation for the event.
In 2009, the crew came 61st out of 69 in the Vets Friday night race and second to last in the main weekend races. Last year they were rowing in Slippen (kindly lent by the gig club on St. Mary’s) but this year they are borrowing Corsair from Port Isaac.
Pictured: (L-R) Guy English, Bob Loveridge, Rodney Myers, Chris Turner, Paul Bradley, Lynn Stonehouse (cox) and Angus Nicolson.