World Indoor Gig Rowing Championships - Events

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: Various

Event open to: U16+

The Eden Project have teamed up with the Cornish Pilot Gig Association to host the first-everWorld Indoor Gig Rowing Championships in our world famous Biomes, and crown the first world champions of this iconic Cornish sport.About the activities

Individual time trials
Rowers in different categories will be able to compete against each other in time-based trials in the Mediterranean Biome, so that we can crown the first-ever world champions. Rowers will pit themselves over two race distances of 1000m, which will see the best qualify for the final, a 2000m shootout for the ultimate accolade of standing at the top of the podium. Please book ahead for this activity.

Mixed team relays
A pure test of teamwork - work together to finish a 4000m distance in the fastest time - does your relay team have what it takes to master the changeover and come out on top? Please book ahead for this activity, which takes place in the Mediterranean Biome.

Rainforest relay challenge
For a bit of extra fun, your relay team can also sign up on the day to take part in a very special challenge in the steamy Rainforest Biome. We'll be attempting a relay totalling 77 kilometers, the length of the Panama Canal - see how far your team can go! Simply sign up on the day.

Stuff for spectators
There'll be plenty to do and see for non-rowers too - come along to cheer on the rowers, learn about the rich history and craftsmanship of gig boats in Cornwall, and hear about the vital part they played in the working and recreational life of the county.

How to take part
We have eight categories for individuals to sign up to, or you can sign up as part of a relay team. (You can sign up for the Rainforest relay challenge on the day.)

Prices for each of the categories are as follows (inclusive of entry to Eden):
•Male/Female Under 16s (Year 9 upwards): £7.50
•Male/Female Open: £10
•Male/Female Vets (40-50 years): £10
•Male/Female Super Vets (50+ years): £10

A pasty and a pint (or equivalent) is included in the price of your adult or child ticket!
•Relay team (four adults): £20

Watch your team or friends for free with an Eden entry ticket or Locals' Pass.

Timings for the day
These timings are for guidance only, and are subject to change on the day.

Individual time trials
Round 1 trials: 10am - 12.30pm

Round 2 trials: 12.50pm - 2.40pm

Finals and presentations: 3pm onwards

Mixed team relays: 11am - 2pm

Rainforest relay challenge: 10am - 4pm


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