Great River Race 2010

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Provisional results here ::

Top 10 gigs :: Hope, Melusine, Excalibur, Zeus, Minnadhu, Falcon, Wolf, Tamar, Pinnacle, Trefusis.

Photo from Les Steele, shows gigs from Port Isaac and Flushing & Mylor.

25/Sept 16:14 – boats litter the finish at Ham House grounds. A high tide flooding the upper reaches of the river. (unconfirmed) Newquay men’s new fastest time for a gig, Helford ladies fastest ladies gig, Devoran happy to return to the event after all the damage to their gig a few years back. Muddy mayhem at the lift-out but great music, food and hospitality to keep the spirits up.


25/Sept 14:48 – race well underway, it’s quite a sight, plenty of gigs, strong Newquay crew leading the gig pack at Millennium Bridge, Devoran and Flushing & Mylor not far behind.

Rushing to keep up on foot and by tube as river tide flooding in!

Now off to Kew Bridge to try to head off the fleet.


24/Sept 18:00 – A bit grey and cold here up by the river Thames. Gigs starting tomorrow about 2pm onwards, we’ll try to chase them down the banks and get pics from the many bridges that intersect their route.

Forecast good and crews rating to go, even those camping in the grassy Ham House grounds!

Good luck to all tomorrow and see you at the finish.


Tamar and Tavy gig club are sending two crews to London to compete in The Great London River Race 2010, one crew will be rowing in ‘Ginette’ and the other crew in ‘Tamar’

Good luck to all crews entered especially our club crews, hope the weather is sunny and settled (Up The River)


Matthew Pinney

(Tamar & Tavy gig club men’s squad member)

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  1. Penny

    Flushing & Mylor PGC lost a 15m (14mm) laid rope which was old, but in excellent condition, at the Great River Race on September 24th/25th.

    It was tied very securely to the front two thwarts of “Penarrow” when she was handed over to the towing company at Putney on the Friday afternoon.

    On delivery on the Saturday, this front towing line had been removed (most likely by the towing company), and may then have been used on another gig.

    If any of the clubs who had boats towed from Putney to Millwall Slip found an extra long unidentified towing rope in their gig, then it is probably ours, and we would really appreciated its return, as it belongs to a private member.

    We are willing to collect it, if any club has found it.

    If you have any news of it, please contact Penny Chuter on: [email protected]

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