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Lyme Regis' new Gig Club is preparing to take the World Championships by storm with their ground breaking first boat, Rebel. (Published)

Extract: Cornish Pilot Gigs are special boats. Steeped in history, they were the lifeblood of Cornishmen for centuries, used for pilotage, heroic rescues and even smuggling. But launched on Sunday 29th June 2008, Lyme Regis' first gig ^Rebel^ is a very special boat. She is not only the first gig to be built using Mylar templates - Rebel is also the first ever gig to be built by a woman...

Published in Dorset Magazine February 2009

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Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^ in temporary compound, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^ in temporary compound, Dorset, July 2008
Details of oars, pins and seats in Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Details of oars, pins and seats in Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008
Lyme Regis Gig Club's rowing captain Henry Barlow on Monmouth Beach, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Lyme Regis Gig Club's rowing captain Henry Barlow on Monmouth Beach, Dorset, July 2008
Oars, Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Oars, Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008
Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008
Detail of blades in Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Detail of blades in Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008
Rudder-lines, blades and thwarts in Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Rudder-lines, blades and thwarts in Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008
Shipwright working with templates in Win Cnoops' Slipway Co-operative workshop. Underfall Yard, Bristol Floating Harbour, UK. July 2008, Model Released  -  Rob Cousins
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Rob Cousins / Shipwright working with templates in Win Cnoops' Slipway Co-operative workshop. Underfall Yard, Bristol Floating Harbour, UK. July 2008, Model Released
Oars and thwarts of Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Oars and thwarts of Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008
Shipwright working with templates in Win Cnoops' Slipway Co-operative workshop. Underfall Yard, Bristol Floating Harbour, UK. July 2008, Model Released  -  Rob Cousins
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Rob Cousins / Shipwright working with templates in Win Cnoops' Slipway Co-operative workshop. Underfall Yard, Bristol Floating Harbour, UK. July 2008, Model Released
Man at work in Lyme Regis' Boat Building Academy, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Man at work in Lyme Regis' Boat Building Academy, Dorset, July 2008
Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^ in temporary compound, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^ in temporary compound, Dorset, July 2008
Lyme Regis Gig Club's bosun Chris Douglas beside beach hut on Monmouth Beach, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Lyme Regis Gig Club's bosun Chris Douglas beside beach hut on Monmouth Beach, Dorset, July 2008
Plaque in the stern of Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008. It reads 'Lyme Regis Gig Club ^Rebel^ built by Gail McGarva of the the Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis, June 29th...  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Plaque in the stern of Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^, Dorset, July 2008. It reads 'Lyme Regis Gig Club ^Rebel^ built by Gail McGarva of the the Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis, June 29th...
Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^ in temporary compound, Dorset, July 2008  -  Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Lyme Regis Gig Club's first boat ^Rebel^ in temporary compound, Dorset, July 2008
Dawn on the stone walls of The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.  -  Adam Burton
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Adam Burton / Dawn on the stone walls of The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
106 gigs lined up on start line for the Ladies first heat of the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008  -  Adam White
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Adam White / 106 gigs lined up on start line for the Ladies first heat of the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008
Gigs racing at the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008, with naval vessel in the background.  -  Adam White
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Adam White / Gigs racing at the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008, with naval vessel in the background.
Gigs pulled up on Town Beach, St. Mary's, at the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008  -  Adam White
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Adam White / Gigs pulled up on Town Beach, St. Mary's, at the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008
Mounts Bay men's crew celebrate their world title on the podium at the awards ceremony of the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008  -  Adam White
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Adam White / Mounts Bay men's crew celebrate their world title on the podium at the awards ceremony of the 19th World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly, May 2008