ROWING: Nankersey top off the Flushing Regatta

The Nankersey Rowing Club and Blind At Sea crews

The Nankersey Rowing Club and Blind At Sea crews

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

GIG rowers from clubs around Cornwall went down to Flushing on Sunday for a celebration of the sport as part of an annual event.

Nankersey Rowing Club hosted a regatta on the final day of Flushing Regatta week with boats from Falmouth, St Agnes, Portreath and Flushing and Mylor gig clubs all attending the event.

A group from the Blind At Sea charity also came for the regatta.

A novelty relay race was held between the teams, with a grapefruit acting as the baton, while festivities also took place on shore with refreshments being served up as spectators came to watch and learn about the sport.

Other races were also held, with St Agnes winning the mens and novice categories, while Falmouth won the ladies section.

After the racing finished, members of Nankersey thanked everyone who helped make the day a success.

Chairman Jane Callaghan said: “The willingness of everyone to help just made the whole event run smoothly.

“A great deal of organising had its just reward and from those on the safety boats to coxes, cooks, cake makers, equipment carriers and anyone else involved, I would like to send a big thank you for your help in what was indeed a special day.”

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