Our members all have their own reasons for taking part in the fabulous sport of gig rowing, but I am sure I speak for all in our respect of the heritage of the sport. Our governing body – the Cornish Pilot Gig Association – secured a Lottery grant which enabled them to fund a project called ‘Pulling together the past’. The aim was to capture the history of Cornish Pilot Gigs and gig rowing. There were around 7000 pieces of memorabilia to catalogue – a massive undertaking by a small, but very keen, team of volunteers!
As a result, an excellent exhibition has been created, including a fabulous film. We hope to bring the exhibition and film to the Salt House at some point this year, but meanwhile to whet your appetite, look at the information board on the boathouse door.