gig rowing club launches new second boat
Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing Club has unveiled its second boat this
group has acquired a wooden gig - named 'Shearwater' - which enables
the club to take part in races and regattas all across the south
west, including the World Championships in the Isles of Scilly next
is a fantastic achievement for the club as we are just over a year
old, and this time last year we didn't have any boats," Simon
Eastham, BOS Pilot Gigs Rowing Captain, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
finances for the 'Shearwater' have come from a combination of fundraising
by club members, and donations, a share offering through a '100
Club', and the support of both Burnham and Highbridge Town Council
and Sedgemoor District Council through generous grants."
of us at BOS Pilot Gigs wish to thank everyone for their continued
support and enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve."
look forward to competing in lots of racing over the next 12 months,
and aim to put Burnham-On-Sea firmly on the gig rowing map."
club's first gig, the 'Jayne Campbell', pictured below, has become
a familiar sight in the waters off Burnham in recent months.