Falmouth pilot launches new pilot gig “Black Rock”


Photo: Dave Pickston

As one of the key fundraisers, Falmouth’s senior pilot, David Barnicoat, along with club treasurer Emma Campbell,was invited to name and launch Black Rock. The naming ceremony was followed by a traditional blessing of the boat and all her crews by Reverend Jon Robertshaw.  She was then taken for her maiden row around the harbour with David gracing the pilot seat in the bow. The launch was cheered by a large crowd of onlookers and the gigtwas suitably christened in the bar! Built by David Currah in Looe to strict standards laid down by the sport’s governing body the Cornish Pilot Gigs Asociation, Black Rock is a noticeably light, fast, and head turning boat, finished in varnish and named after the most prominent landmark at the mouth of Falmouth Harbour.

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