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Pilot Gig Race - Falmouth
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Pilot Gig Race - Falmouth

June of 2010 and I was in Falmouth for the Gig Race, where very little evidence was seen of testosterone. The event was governed by the tradition and skill and strength of the Pilot Gig and basic hard graft and staying power. The power boat, although accompanied by spray and wake, bears little resemblance for the sight of these oarspersons straining at rowklocks, together, that is the vital point. You will notice names as Brabyn of Padstow; Pedn Billy of Helford; Messack of Truro;
Faith of Devoran; Melusine of Zennor; Energy of Falmouth; Tamarisk of Cadgewith; Lightning of Dartmouth; The Cream of Cornwall (Cotehele); Irene Too of Falmouth (private) Morlader of Penryn(part private); Old Harry of Swanage; Minnadhu of Rame; Essa of Caradon; Spy of Newquay; Defender of Charlestown; Kensa of Mount's Bay; Drake of Catterwater; Pollvarth of
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