Looe and Caradon Win World Pilot Gig Championships

  Gigs gathering in St Mary's Harbour to congratulate Currah's Pride Men's World Champions for 2018. 

Gigs gathering in St Mary's Harbour to congratulate Currah's Pride Men's World Champions for 2018. 

Looe Rowing Club and Caradon Gig Club have won the 2018 World Pilot Gig Championships in what turned out to be a dramatic final day of rowing. 

Currah's Pride, Looe's newest Gig and making her debut at the Championships this year won the men's final, while Ann Glanville of Caradon won the Ladies' final making it 3 Championship wins on the trot for the club. 

It was an eventful start to the final day to the 29th Championships with the weather playing its part in the proceedings. 

Thick fog and low cloud during Sunday morning meant the final heats had to be cancelled and it was touch and go whether the finals would take place. 

Just after 1pm Vice Chairmen of the World Pilot Gig Championships, Kevin Sherris announced they would attempt to go ahead with the finals as the visibility was just within safe limits. 

As the final Gigs crossed the line low cloud and fog moved back in across St Mary's. 

On Friday evening the Vets and Supervets races took place. 

Ann Glanville of Caradon won the Men's race picking up gold while Grace of Charlestown Rowing Club won the Ladies' race. 

Black Rock of Falmouth Gig Club won the Mens's Supervets while Kensa of Mount's Bay Pilot Gig Club won the Ladies' Supervets race.

The final results have now been confirmed and are available in full here.

We'll be going over some the best bits again this Sunday with Will on the Second Chance Sunday Show between 9am - 11am. 

Congratulations to all clubs and crews that took part and if you helped in anyway shape or form to make this event so memorable thank you - we're already looking forward to next year's World Pilot Gig Championships.

A few photos from this year's Championships.