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Come Boating! Presentation
December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In May of 2018, Belfast’s own COME BOATING! rowing fielded three teams to the WORLD PILOT GIG CHAMPIONSHIPS in the Scilly Isles, off the rugged coast of Cornwall, England.
These fast and seaworthy craft date back to the 17th century when local pilots would be required to guide ships into port. Gig rowers waited to spot sails on the horizon, and then would race out to meet the ship. First one there, got the job. Hence the Cornish Pilot gigs. The rowing tradition continues today – this time for medals and bragging rights. Join us as Belfast’s team members recount their tales of Scilly adventure, Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30pm at The Belfast Free Library.