Competitive Rowing Events
Throughout the year there are numerous Gig Rowing regattas, both local and further afield. Competitive race crews are selected for each event and competes with men's, women's and mixed crews in the categories of Junior, Senior (>18), Vets (>40) and Supervets (>50).
The two key events of the year are the World Pilot Gig Championships in the Isles of Scilly at the beginning of May and the Newquay County Championships in September. Competition for a seat in a crew for these events is fierce, with a rigorous training and selection process!
There are many ‘friendly’ regattas before and after these as well as several events over the summer at which we seek to introduce new rowers to the sea and competitive rowing, mixing new members in boats with seasoned competitors. These regattas are open to all and don't have a specific training regime. Club members and their families are welcome to watch, build sandcastles, eat ice-creams and cheer on the crews! Those attending regattas pay a donation towards towing costs and general maintenance of the gigs, of £2 per race.
Each regatta has a nominated co-ordinator who is responsible for organising gig-tower/s and preparing equipment for transport to the regatta. They are also responsible for collecting race donations, making a list of all attendees and delivering any donations and attendance lists to the Treasurer.
2020 Events Diary
The chart below shows this year's events (attendance by HRGC tbc).