Drone Coverage Begins At Boscastle

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After successful runs of our drone coverage at 3 rivers, Dart and the World Pilot Gig Championships we begin our summer regatta coverage at the idyllic small north coast Cornwall village of Boscastle.

 

Its rugged cliffs and historic harbour makes the perfect amphitheater for hosting gig racing as the echoes of the clicking thole pins reverberate off the cliff-side.  With its fantastic view points and north coast swell, it makes for the perfect racing platform to both race in and watch.

We will be bringing the coverage race by race live to your mobile devices or laptops of this stunning location with permission of the National Trust.   Boscastle & Crackington Gig Club Chairman, Phoebe Millar, said “Having drone coverage for Boscastle Regatta will not only allow us to be at the forefront of the drive to open up and promote gig rowing to a wider audience, but it enables us to showcase the very best of our sport. Boscastle is a National Trust location, set along the stunning north Cornish coast, and is probably best known for the devastating floods that caused widespread damage in 2004. Once the cameras departed and the restoration of the village was complete, we were left with a strong community and a beautiful location from which to row. We are delighted today to be able to showcase our traditional Cornish sport in such a beloved location”.

 

Clubs confirmed attending are Boscastle, Bude, Appledore, Pendeen, Torridge, Port Isaac & Rock. You can follow all the coverage LIVE on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gigrower/

Below you can find all the race information & running order

 

 

Schedule For The Day

 

 

Boat Arrival                                        1130 at the latest

Coxes Meeting                                 1230

First Race                                            1330 or as soon thereafter as tides allow

 

Race Order

Ladies’ B

Men’s B

Ladies’ Vets

Men’s Vets

Ladies’ A

Men’s A

Mixed (if time and tide allows)

 

 

Prize giving and music from the Smokey Mountain Boys at The Green

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