New Ladies Captain

It is wonderful to welcome our new Ladies Captain - Maddie Brittian Long.

Maddie described her journey for the newsletter:

"After watching my parents row on the Helford throughout my childhood, I decided to give it a go at 10 years old and have loved it ever since. I have been a competitive member of the club for several years as both a rower and a cox at local and major events such as WPGC.

Coming home and getting out on the water in a gig was a welcome break from my university studies. Now I am back in Cornwall full time, I am looking forward to being more involved in the club again and out on the water."

Maddie is taking over from the lovely Claire Lockwood.

Helford River Gig Club share our thanks and gratitude to Claire, who has been our lady's captain for years. Claire has improved accessibility, integrated club nights and brought us closer together with her inclusive, approachable nature. Thank you for everything you have done, Claire.