:: Report ::
Mevagissey Gig Club produced an enjoyable and well run event at Pentwewan Sands. Writing this report as the sun sets over the valley above the beach where calm has replaced the intensity of the day’s racing. Your GigRower reporter took part in the mens racing then helped out on the start boat for an enjoyable few hours with Mike, Gordon, Lindsay, Len, 5 burgers, Richard and Tristan - it was good to get an alternative view of the start of a race and it gives you plenty to think about. The brisk sidewind at the start made for challenging conditions at times with boats sliding downwind towards the start boat.
It was possibly a longer course this time round although this may have had something to do with the headwind on the last two legs. The fastest full-course time recorded was 12:54 (Par Bay) compared to 10:52 at Falmouth Tribute event, that’s nearly 20% longer.
Provisional results : (visit www.cpga.co.uk for official results)
Mens-A … Par Bay took the honours followed by Caradon and Falmouth.
Mens-B … Caradon, Falmouth, Mounts Bay
Mens-C … Mounts Bay, Falmouth, Helford
U16 … Penryn, Mounts Bay, Helford
Ladies-A … Mounts Bay, Charlestown, Rock
Ladies-B … Caradon, Falmouth, Mounts Bay
Ladies-C … Newquay, Flushing & Mylor, Falmouth
U14 … Looe, Fowey, Pendeen
Veterans … Roseland, Helford, Falmouth
Mixed … Mounts Bay, Roseland, Mounts Bay
Provisional results from the beach board…
:: Info ::
Saturday 20th June :: Round 2 of the 2009 Tribute Series hosted by Mevagissey Gig Club at Pentewan Beach. Coxwain’s meeting 12:30pm, first race 1:00pm.
Yet another top location to see gig racing close up and personal. All the action takes place just off the beach, there are good facilities to hand and if the weather’s good the beach will be very busy. Camping and caravans welcome at Pentewan Sands (01726-843485).
Race order :: Mens A/B/C, U16, Ladies A/B/C, U14, Veterans, Mixed.