A sixth consecutive world title for Falmouth men and a maiden crown for Caradon ladies were the highlights of the 27th World Pilot Gig Championships held on the Isles of Scilly at the weekend. 

The veteran's races on the Friday evening were won by ladies from Newquay and men from Caradon while the super vets saw victories for Helford ladies and Falmouth men.


There was success for local crews as well, with the Tregarthen's and Emma Louise crews coming third and fourth respectively in the ladies' event.


The men's crew in Tregarthen's finished top of Group B.


Once again the event passed without incident. Sgt Colin Taylor said: "I can confirm that there were no incidents from any of the visiting gig crews or indeed crews from Scilly other than a lady who lost her mobile phone. It has since been handed in to police and she now has it back."


Rick Persich, chairman of the World Championships Committee, told the crown assembled at the presentation ceremony, "Two gigs had a clash; they came to me, they registered their protest and thirty minutes later they said they'd had a chat about it, withdrew their protest and said they'd have a few beers in the evening to settle it. That's the true spirit of gig rowing."


The full results and pictures of all recipients of trophies are available on our Facebook Page.

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