Clevedon Pilot Gig Club have been fortunate to obtain Cardon’s Mary Newman as their second gig to satisfy demand from a surge in membership in 2011. The Club has seen tremendous interest in Gig rowing in North Somerset, particularly since the launch of their first gig, Watch and Pray, last March. The latest purchase was underwritten with the help of a second grant of £10,000 awarded by Sport England and confirmed just before Christmas.
Clevedon feel particularly proud to have acquired a gig with such a high pedigree – Mens World Championship winner 5 times – and she will continue to be treated with the respect she deserves. A new name has to be agreed as a matter of urgency so that she can be registered and entered for the World Championships in Scilly this coming May.