NE Coast gigs, rowed mainly by deadly rivals Whitby and Scarborough, have come south to Kent. Duane Ashworth has sent some pictures of Queenborough Rowing Club in action on its home waters around the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
Queenborough rows two gigs bought from Scarborough, both fibreglass, plus a copy made by the sadly defunct Burgashell. The boats carry four oars, a cox and a passenger in a tiny and wet seat in the bow, which means they qualify for the Great River Race. Two gigs entered this year, coming in within a minute of each other.
They have several other craft including this whaler, which looks like a barrel of fun.
The club meets at the boathouse in North Street, Queensborough on Sundays over the winter, and on Wednesday evenings in the summer. For more details and more pictures, see their website.