gig rowing club holds boat naming ceremony in Burnham-On-Sea
naming ceremony was held for a new Cornish pilot gig in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (November 21st).
James Heappey and Mayor Michael Clarke were among the dignitaries
invited along to the ceremony at the town's lifeboat station.
event began with an introduction to the audience from David Humphrey,
President of Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club.
Heappey said that he's very supportive of the new rowing club
and looks forward to going out onto the water on the gig later
in the year.
Graham Witts and Rev Sharon Eldergill form St Andrew's Church
then formally blessed the boat and its users.
Price, the sponsor, explained that he had requested the gig be
named in memory of his late partner, Jayne Campbell.
was a great event and superb to see so many people from our community
getting involved," the club's Graham Wills told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
new boat will be manned by members of the town's gig rowing club,
run alongside Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club. New welcomes are welcome.
Sailing Club was recently successful in being awarded £1,000
of funding towards the new gig rowing club by Burnham and Highbridge
The naming ceremony in Burnham on Saturday (pics Mike Lang)