Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club officially launched their third wooden gig on the afternoon of Sunday 13th March 2010 to a packed audience outside the Seven Stars pub in Flushing.
The naming of the new boat – Trefusis – was carried out by Servane Trefusis whilst the Reverend Andrew Stevenson blessed her and led a collective prayer for her rededication.
Formerly owned by Padstow Gig Club, under the name Vixen, a lot of work has been carried out since the club acquired her earlier this year, including a full repainting of the gig in club colours.
After the ceremony, the dignitaries were taken out for a row in Trefusis by six of the club’s junior members. The club is now looking forward to taking her to the World Championships on Scilly, which take place at the end of next month and to which Flushing & Mylor will be taking a record number of rowers this year.