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21 Nov Clifton Annual Dinner

We are one year old.  It's been the most amazing journey from commissioning our beautiful Avona to getting crews together, competing at the Scillies, through Dorset Devon and Cornwall and even in Holland.  The year culminated on 12 November 2016 with our inaugural annual dinner...

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15 Sep Porthgain

This was a weekend with a difference. It is not a racing regatta.  It’s a social row for 7.5miles from Whitesand Beach and around Ramsey Island.  It was billed to take in the sights of seal pups and the craggy rock passages known as The...

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08 Aug So Why the Whale?!

In 1497 John Cabot set sail from Bristol on the Matthew hoping to find Asia. He in fact found North America and as evidence of his voyage brought back several artefacts including THE JAWBONE OF A WHALE. Some say that the Clifton Pilot Gig Club are...

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06 Jul Young Bristol’s launch of Lindy

Clifton Pilot Gig Club supported the launch of Young Bristol's (YB) new training gig which was purchased following funding from Sport England. At a well attended naming ceremony held on Friday 24 June 2016 the Gig was “blessed” and officially launched. The “Lindy” was named after long serving...

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06 Jul Clifton Pilot Gig Club – Scillies 2016

Clifton achieved their objective of taking 2 crews to the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships.  Brian Nobbs put the finishing touches to AVONA less than one week prior to her IOS shipping date, this is called 'cutting it fine' but we were always confident by his calm unflappable nature.  She was blessed...

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06 Jul AVONA – Built by Brian Nobbs

AVONA was commissioned by Clifton Pilot Gig Club in October 2015.  Brian Nobbs, Shipwright, promised that she would be ready for the World Pilot Gig Championships in April 2016.  The next challenge was to set up a club and recruit 2 crews who would commit to...

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