Rowing gig Newquay restored

Newquay racing 480

Said to be the oldest rowing boat in regular use, a pilot gig known as Newquay is being restored by the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, in Cornwall.

Built in 1812 by William Peters of St Mawes, the red and white Cornish pilot gig has left her usual home at Newquay Rowing Club to allow NMM boat builder and restorer Ralph Bird to Continue reading “Rowing gig Newquay restored”


Watertribe Everglades Challenge winners come in

Watetribe Matt Layden’s Sandflea Watertribe Everglades Challenge winners come in

Photos from the start of the Everglades Challenge courtesy of Bill Turnbull

I think I’m right in saying that the boat above right (Southern Skimmer) was the first across the line after 300 miles in two days, eight hours and 56 inutes. That’s impressive stuff! And I’m impressed also with Lugnut and Root’s progress in their Jim Michalak-designed boat.

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Sadly, the weather has proved too much for quite a few boats, and one or two have suffered damage. Be careful out there everyone…

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