The 'Islander' was originally built in 1989 by local boat builder Tom Chudleigh as a competition boat for racing against mainland crews. She was Scillies flag ship for many years winning men's and woman's World Pilot Gig Championships. She was probably Tom's finest gig. Last Winter (2008/09) she had an £8,000 refurbishment completed by Peter Martin. She has been used the last few years for junior crews to be able to take part in the adult races and it is with regret we must look to sell her to help keep our older gigs in full racing order.
To see the Islander in action see: Islander
For more details contact Joel Williams: JWilliams@scilly.gov.uk
Welcome to St. Mary's Gig Club
St. Mary's Gig Club was formed from the Isles of Scilly Gig Rowing Association in 2008, with approximately 80 members and growing, this website will hopefully keep everyone up-to-date with news, stories, events, photos, fundraising, race results and more...