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The World Pilot Gig Championships are the biggest event of the year. Racing takes place on the waters off St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, and the spectacle attracts thousands of rowers and supporters to the islands for a weekend of intense rowing and associated revelry!

GigRower will keep you informed on all you need to know in the months leading up to each year’s Championships which are always held over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May. So bookmark this page and check back regularly.

The 2017 event is set to be bigger than ever – with nearly 150 gigs likely to be on the startline of the main St. Agnes races on Saturday May 2nd.

World Pilot Gig Championships Photography

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16 Comments on "Scilly"

  1. Samantha Harris

    Hello ! I am currently booked on the ferry to return from St.Mary’s to Penzance on Tuesday 3rd May dep at 1500. I now desperately need to get back for work on the Monday. If anyone would like to swap their ticket (any monday for tuesday sailing) or just buy mine (and I will fly back) please get in touch. Thank you !
    Sam Harris – 07870155523

  2. Carol Strong

    Due to illness, RALEIGH Ladies Vets crew need a rower for the Friday night race (IOS) preferably a strong 3 or 4 position. If you would like to race with us I would be grateful if you would contact me, thanks, Carol

  3. Robert Hopkins


    I am looking for accommodation for the 2017 Scillies. Currently I will be grateful to take anything.
    For dates between Thursday 27th May – Tuesday 2nd April.

    Many Thanks.

    Robert Hopkins

  4. Geoff McDonnell

    Geoff McDonnell

    Looking for accommodation for the 2017 Scillies from Friday to Monday. Grateful for anything but preferably not camping

  5. Andrea Carter


    3 ladies (possibly 4) looking for accommodation on St Marys for gig rowing weekend. Looking to arrive Thursday, home on Monday. Any suggestions much appreciated. Would prefer self catering house/apartment or b and b as opposed to camping (although glamping is fine)!

    Many thanks,


  6. Alan Sibley

    I am a Supervet rower with Clevedon Gig Club, and I am seeking a spare seat in a men’s crew on Sat and Sun. I have competed in four previous champs and rowed in the Clubs C crew.
    Alan Sibley

  7. Jacquie Rapier

    Due to injury Truro Ladies are looking for a bowside rower for 2017 Scillies World Champs in a competitive crew – please contact me on 07576 727035 for more details – many thanks Jacquie

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