Come and have a go!
We have many representative crews that train up to 3-4 times a week throughout the year, especially prior to major competition events. These are crews that are picked to race against other gig clubs on the CPGA circuit.
The club runs dedicated weekly sessions for new/novice rowers. These sessions are normally run on a Monday night between May until September. You are invited to come down and try the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing from Monday 13th May onwards (weather permitting). These sessions are run by experienced coxswains and rowers helping you to learn the basics and progress your rowing ability at your own pace.
Sessions are run on the following nights starting from 5:30pm:
Novices (Mixed) followed by Mens Racing
*All juniors are required to wear lifejackets (supplied by the club) whilst in the gig.
Most of these sessions are spent learning the technique of rowing although some short, fun inter-novice racing takes place occasionally as well as a dedicated novice cup race at the end of the season on the full course. Junior rowing runs to a similar format with beginners and experienced rowers rowing together. There are many junior cup races throughout the season (see fixture list ) raced over short straight courses around the bay. Junior Training starts from Tuesday 14th May.
So if you fancy learning to row, come along to one of the nights. All equipment is provided, just bring yourself and wear suitable training clothes (shorts, t-shirt, vest, tracksuit bottoms etc) and footwear you don't mind getting wet (old trainers, sandals etc). We ask you to pay just £3 per session, which goes towards the upkeep of the gigs and equipment. When you reach a standard where you would like to participate in local racing, you will be required to purchase a full membership. See Membership for more info. We look forward to seeing you!