St Mary's Pilot Gig Club, Cornwall
Location: Porthmellon Beach, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
Gigs: Bonnet, Slippen, Golden Eagle, Serica, Nornour, Islander, Emma Louise, Tregarthen’s, Tearaway ( training gig).
About: St. Mary’s Gig Club has 8 wooden gigs and 1 training gig. Gigs have a big maritime history in Scilly and our 5 oldest gigs are still used today, now for sport rather than piloting and rescue. Weekly races are held between the islands, Wednesday’s for the Women’s crews and Friday’s for the Men’s crews between late April and September.
The Isles of Scilly also hosts the World Pilot Gig Championships every May. In 2014 our best results were Women’s 2nd place and Men’s 5th.
Colours: Green, Blue, Yellow, Navy, White/Orange, Burgundy, Varnished, Turquoise.