The main difference between the two types of boats are as follows:
- Used for racing and race training.
- Based on a traditional design which is controlled by the Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA), our governing body.
- More expensive to purchase and maintain than plastic boats. They must be treated with care!
Plastic (GRP) gigs:
- Used for training and for novice rowing.
- Not usually used for racing but winter regattas are often organised for plastic boats.