Gig rowing

The Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boat, built of Cornish narrow leaf elm, 32 feet (9.8 m) long with a beam of four feet ten inches. The original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and the craft is used for taking pilots out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic. In those days the race would be the first gig to get their pilot on board a vessel (often those about to run aground on rocks) got the job, and hence the payment. Today, pilot gigs are used primarily for sport, with around 100 clubs across the globe.

Activity type:

Water Sports

How to get involved:

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Equipment needed:

Gig Boat, Oars

Average cost:

Under 5

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