Newquay

Newquay Pilot Gig Club, Cornwall

Established: 1922

Location: Newquay

Gigs: Newquay, Hope, Dove, Treffry, Active, Good Intent, Fly, Spy

About: Newquay Rowing Club was formed in 1921 with the first rowing season in 1922. The club started with the three old gigs, Newquay(built in 1812), Dove (1820) and Treffry(1838).

Apart from the Isles of Scilly, Newquay was the last port in Cornwall to have pilot gigs. Gig racing was a long established sport in Newquay before 1922. During the 1830`s, 40`s and 50`s gig racing had become a popular sport all around Cornwall, often with considerable amounts of prize money going to the winning crews.

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Website: http://www.newquayrowingclub.com/

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