OARS will be out and at the ready again on Saturday as gig rowers compete against each other for the first time in 2015.

Helford are hosting the annual Mini Scillies race series which acts as the curtain raiser for the rowing calendar with contests for men's, ladies and veteran crews.

The competition starts at 11am and carries on until 3pm when the men's final is scheduled to set off.

Alongside the host club, other teams who will be taking part include current world champions Falmouth, Praa Sands, Porthleven and Nankersey.