Veterans and St. Agnes Races
The start line will be formed by the use of 5 equally spaced tall buoys creating 4 starting sections. The gigs will be split, alphabetically, into groups of between 20 to 35 gigs. Each group will be allocated one of the sections. The number of sections used will depend on the number of gigs starting the race.
When gigs arrive at the start they should wait, well behind the start line, for the starters instructions. There will be a 10 minute warning for the start of the race announced over the radio, followed by a 5 minute warning, then counting down the 5 minutes once a minute, ending with GET SET then GO.
- Any gig over the start line after the 1 minute warning and before GO is called will be disqualified.
There will be a boat at each end of the line and one alongside the middle buoy. On board these boats there will be officials whose task it will be to note any gig transgressing the rules.
Race start times are as follows:
Friday night race times:
- Coxswains meeting 15:00
- Ladies’ Supervets. 17.00
- Ladies’ Vets. 17.30
For both races gigs must be at the start by 17.00
- Men’s Supervets 19.00
- Men’s Vets. 19.30
For both races gigs must be at the start by 19.00
Please note that anyone on the second Scillonian crossing will not be able to take part in the Ladies Supervets or Ladies Vets.