Roseland Pilot Gig Club, Cornwall
Location: St Mawes
Gigs: Killigerran, Polvarth, William Peters
About: Established in 1986, it was thanks to a band of keen local rowers that the gig club was formed those many years ago. Initially they served their apprenticeship by travelling to Truro and rowing in their gig, the Energy which was on loan to Truro from Falmouth Gig Club. In due course the need to be based on the Roseland became apparent as more and more interest in the sport grew. Due to increased membership it became apparent that fund raising for a gig of their own was the priority.
Some of the wood was donated directly to local boat builder, Ralph Bird, and so the gig began to take shape. The William Peters was launched with great pride on 16 May 1987 by Frankie Peters and we have recently celebrated her 21st anniversary this year.