Zennor Gig Club, Cornwall
Gigs: Senara, Morvoren, Melusine and a GRP Training Gig – Mermaid.
About: Zennor Gig Club (Penzance), based in Penzance by the Harbour slipway, is a friendly Club and always welcome new members regardless of whether they can row or not. The Club is affiliated to Penzance Sailing Club which enables us to use their facilities such as showers, toilets, club house facilities, etc. There is ample parking nearby.
The Club currently has four gigs which are as follows:- (1) Senara: built by L & M Pezzack in 1995 and named after the patron saint of Zennor church, St Senara. (2) Morvoren: built by B Pomeroy in 1999 and named after the legend of a mermaid who lured Matthew Trewhella into the sea after hearing him singing in church. (3) Melusine (mel-loo-sin) arrived in April 2006 and was built by Mr D Currah of Looe. Her name means a two tailed mermaid and this is very much in keeping with the Club’s mermaid theme which also forms the Club’s logo. (4) Mermaid joined the fleet in December 2008 and is the Club’s first fibreglass gig. This gig will enable all year round crew training to take place without the need for winter maintenance, and can be used when the traditional wood boats are stripped down and re-painted throughout the winter months.
Colours: Black, Green.