Helford River Gig Club welcomes all ages (our youngest member is 12 and oldest rowing member is 76!), all abilities and all fitness levels. We provide a welcoming environment to make new friends and keep fit, with plenty of recreational and competitive rowing opportunities.
We run a weekly allcomers row on a Sunday morning for all members, along with club nights during the summer months. There are plenty of daytime and evening rowing slots throughout the week and our Captains will help you find the right slots and crews for you.
The rowing machines at our clubhouse can be accessed at any time by our members. Regular fitness sessions are organised throughout the winter, along with a busy social calendar.
If you would like to join HRGC, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and indicating the type of membership for which you are applying. Please note that if you are under 18, you should ask your parent or guardian to email on your behalf.
The following types of membership are available at HRGC:
- Ordinary Adult
- Cadet Membership (16-18 years)
- Cadet+ Membership (19 years or over in full-time education)
- Junior Membership (under 16 years on 1st September 2018)
- Social Only Membership
Membership Fees are as follows (from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019):
- Ordinary Adult: £90*
- Cadet+ (19 or over in full-time education): £30
- Cadet (16-18): £30
- Junior (under 16): £15
- Social (ie not rowing): £15
There is a sliding scale of membership fees for new adult members from February 2019 onwards (£80 to join in February, £70 in March, £60 in April, £50 in May, £40 in June, £30 in July, £20 in August, £10 in September). Please contact the Membership Secretary at email@example.com for full details.
Please note that HRGC reserves the right not to grant membership, in line with its constitution.
Regular rowing is split into the following sessions with the gigs available to be booked via the Slots Coordinator:
Allcomers: Sunday mornings at 10:00 from Ferryboat beach; contact Carole Lawrence on firstname.lastname@example.org After three sessions you are asked to register with the membership secretary and join.
Open sessions: rowing open to all within the club and often organised as Ladies or Men’s rowing.
Coaching sessions: these aim to improve the skills of rowers or coxes and tend to be organised in the summer months.
Junior sessions: rowing takes place on a Thursday from 4pm to 6pm from April until October assuming the sea and wind conditions allow. Contact Sara Gadd: email@example.com for further information.
Leisurely sessions: regular crews who love being on the water, rowing and having a sociable time.
Training sessions: regular crews who want to improve but have no race pending.
Race training sessions: selected crews for upcoming races.