The World Pilot Gig Championships are an annual gig racing event held on the Isles of Scilly during the May Day bank holiday weekend. 

After a 2 year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic the championships will return and take place between 29th April and 1st May 2022. 

The World Championships were first held in 1990, only attracting a few crews from Cornwall, but in the intervening years the amount of pilot gigs attending has increased with crews coming from all over the South-West and some from even further afield.

Race Timetable: 

Friday 29th April
10:00 Vet's Cox's Meeting
11:30 Ladies' Vets St Agnes (Round 1)
12:00 Ladies' SuperVets St Agnes (Round 1)
13:45 Men's Vets St Agnes (Round 1)
14:15 Men's SuperVets St Agnes (Round 1)
16:15 Ladies' Vets Nut Rock (Round 2)
Followed by Ladies' SuperVets Nut Rock (Round 2)
18:00 Men's Vets Nut Rock (Round 2)
Followed by Men's SuperVets Nut Rock (Round 2)

Saturday 30th April
09:00 Open championship Coxes Meeting
10:00 Ladies' Vets Nut Rock (Final)
10:10  Ladies'  SuperVets Nut Rock (Final)
11:00  Men's Vets Nut Rock (Final)
11:10  Men's SuperVets Nut Rock (Final)
12:30  Ladies'  Open St Agnes (Round 1)
14:00  Men's Open St Agnes (Round 1)
15:15  Ladies'  Open Nut Rock (Round 2)
17:00 Men's Open Nut Rock (Round 2)

Sunday 1st May
10:00 Ladies' Open Nut Rock (Round 3)
11:45  Men's Open Nut Rock (Round 3)
13:30 Ladies' Open Nut Rock (Final)
15:30 Men's Open Nut Rock (Final)
17:00 Presentation

Registration for the Champs is now open. To register your gig, go to the registrations page.

The number of gigs will be limited in accordance with the selection criteria for 2020 which was based upon the results for 2019. Registration will close on the 23rd December 2021. 

For any queries, please contact the organising committee by email at worldgigs@gmail.com.

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World Pilot Gig Championships 2022 (29 Apr 2022 - 1 May 2022)

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