Wednesday, 16 March 2011


World Pilot Gig Championships

The 22nd World Pilot Gig Championships will take place from Friday, 29 April 2011 until Monday, 2 May 2011, on the Isles of Scilly. Pilot gig racing is the main sport on the Isles of Scilly. Gigs are 32 foot traditional wooden working boats, some of which are over 100 years old... Since 1990, Scilly has hosted the World Pilot Gig Championships in May each year, where crews Cornwall, Devon, Ireland, Holland, America and elsewhere compete for the title of World Champions!

The Scilly Isles themselves have small amounts of accomodation, but the ferry to Scilly leaves penzance and returns later that day for those who want to stay on the mainland.. take a look at the events taking place here.  If you would like to book in with us at Artist Residence during the days of this amazing sporting tradition, then contact us at or call us on +44 (0) 1273 324 302.

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