Julia Webb-Harvey

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G is for gig rowing…

What else could ‘G’ be about, but gig rowing. I belong to Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club, and for our Welcome Pack I interviewed several members about their gig-rowing story. In the same vein, here’s mine. I started rowing… Continue Reading →

A is for Ambition (the sea and me)

Bear with, as Miranda might say. Until relatively recently (in my comparative lifetime), I believed that the sea was something you visited. It was there. A repository for holidays. For times when you needed to ‘get away from it all,’… Continue Reading →

Tales of a Scilly-virgin (that’s gig racing to the unititiated)…

The Scillies. World Pilot Gig Championships. WPGC. This is the biggest event in the gig racing calendar, now in its 28th year. It was my first. Actually, it was my second. Last year I was an on-shore spectator, in my… Continue Reading →

Is it the taking part that matters?

So here’s the thing. Is it really the taking part that counts, or winning? This is the refrain that has been rolling around my head this week, ever since the gig race at the weekend. Race number two of my… Continue Reading →

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