“ Cadgwith 4 Gig Boats”

our Gigs: Tamarisk

Cadgwith Pilot Gig Club race with our four gigs. "Buller", "Socoa", "Rose of Cadgwith" and "Tamarisk”

 the latest of Cadgwith's gigs named "Tamarisk".

Our latest addition is "Tamarisk" was built in 1998 and is currently the main racing gig of Cadgwith, Tamarisk is the fourth gig to be added to the Cadgwith fleet and the first gig in 15 years for the club.

Above: New photo, thanks Katie Jose

Valentines Day 2009 saw the launch of the new Cadgwith gig, “Tamarisk”.

Tamarisk is the fourth gig to be added to the Cadgwith fleet and the first gig in 15 years for the club.

Cadgwith Gig Club have had to raise £18,500 in order to pay for the gig, £10,000 of this was awarded through the Awards for All lottery grant, the rest raised through a number of very generous donations and fundraising efforts from the club. The club are still raising money to finish building their new gig shed which is to house some of the clubs boats as the current shed is not big enough. This will also give club members more space to work on the gigs during the winter months.

Sam Jane, Club Secretary gave a moving speech to thank everybody for their generosity in helping the club to raise the money, not just for the new gig, but for the whole project. There were too many people to name personally but particular thanks were given to Maurice and Louis Hunkin of Fowey who spent three months building Tamarisk to a very high standard. Local retired fisherman, Sharkey Stephens who is always asking club members how the club is doing at event, officially named the gig Tamarisk by pouring champagne over her bow and Rev Bill Cole blessed her.

As Cadgwith’s Under 14’s Crew is currently the County Champions, it seemed only fair that the junior members of the club be the fist to row in her as they are the ones who the club hope are going to continue going from strength to strength in a new lighter racing gig. They were quickly followed by the men (at the time of writing this only the ladies are yet to test her out!).


Below older news about Tamarisk:

Tamarisk is our new boat We have decided that we'll have a naming ceremony on Saturday 14th February at 2pm.

As its February it will probably be unsuitable to launch her so its been suggested that we have a launch day in May once she comes back from the Scillies. We could have a bbq, bar and evening entertainment and give members of the club an opportunity to row in her.

Maurice Hunkin of Fowey began work on her in September (2008) and as I write this he has nearly finished painting her in the familiar Cadgwith colours. The only change to the colour scheme this time will see the inside of the boat varnished.

Members of the club have been to visit Maurice and all have been really impressed with what they saw. In December came the hard task of naming the newest addition to our Club. Members were asked to suggest names and the final decision was made by the committee.

It was unanimously decided to name the new gig “Tamarisk”. For those of you not familiar with the name, Tamarisk is the feathery, evergreen shrub that grows abundantly around the cove. Look towards the Huers hut and it can be spotted! We hope everyone likes the name; so far the general response has been very positive.

By Sam

 

Thanks to your support”

Cadgwith Pilot Gig Club would like to thank all of you who help and support us, those who sponsor us, it really helps, the costs are high, maintaining the Gigs, the Clubhouse running costs, transport to the events, safety and clothing and a lot more.

Name Built Builder
Tamarisk 2008/9 Maurice Hunkin
Buller 1986 Ralph Bird
1994 Ralph Bird
Socoa 1990 J Moore


Our Crews:

Ladies teams    
Mens teams    
   

Club Merchandise

Read the seasons revieWe have a range of different male and female T shirts, polo shirts, vests, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, cotton shopping bags, car stickers and postcards. Please have a look read more

 

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FILM SET
Old Cadgwith?, NO, our Club house was
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BULLER DAY 2005
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2009: STOLEN GIG TRAILER

Cadgwith Gig Club have had one of our trailers stolen. This was the first ever gig trailer built by Lizard Trailers for Buller. The trailer was not in the most accessible place and a lot of building material had to be moved and the trailer manoeuvered in a tight space to remove it.

PLEASE be aware that any information would be appreciated by the club and also clubs need to be aware that trailers are being stolen, this is the second trailer stolen in recent years.

 

Club Merchandise

We have a range of different male and female T shirts, polo shirts, vests, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, cotton shopping bags, car stickers and postcards. Have a look at them here... Merchandise and print out your order form.

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New style photo gallery

Posted by Greg on Dec 11, 2009
New style, with small previews, just click on a small photo on the left, it slides open a small thumbnail pic of that gallery, then you have choice, to click on a photo you like, or click on the small 4 square, icon, (next to the < > buttons), that will remove the thumbnails but still give you the descriptions. Try it out, please let me know if you like it

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Read the seasons review


Posted by Rachel Holder, and Katie Jose, and Jeb. on Dec 11, 2009

Read the seasons revie

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New style photo gallery

Posted by Rachel Holder, and Katie Jose, and Jeb. on Dec 11, 2009
New style, with small previews, just click on a small photo on the left, it slides open a small thumbnail pic of that gallery, then you have choice, to click on a photo you like, or click on the small 4 square, icon, (next to the < > buttons), that will remove the thumbnails but still give you the descriptions. Try it out, please let me know if you like it

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Cadgwith Pilot Gig Club:

By the way we can hire our upstairs room, its ideal for Private functions, parties etc. We also have a bar.