200th CPGA Registered Gig

The worldwide governing body for the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig racing today announced a milestone event in the sports rapid growth as it measured, and officially approved, the 200th wooden Cornish pilot gig.      All Cornish pilot gigs built today follow the lines of the gig ‘Treffry’, a 32 foot long pilot gig built in 1838. The Cornish Pilot Gig …

Annual General Meeting of the CPGA CIO

The AGM will take place on Sunday 21st January, 2018 at 13:00 at St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall. All CPGA member clubs have been send the CPGA CIO AGM Agenda 2018 2018 has the potential to see the CPGA grow in size to seventy one (71) clubs with a larger geographical area – the new clubs are at Newhaven (Sussex), Portishead …

Fixture List 2018

The CPGA fixtures 2018 Dec is now available. Please note, all Invite Only (IO), Limited Numbers (LM) and Vets champs have been added where notified as such. There are a few events that have changed date. The first Tribute National County Championship (TNCC) will be held on Saturday 9th June and hosted by Caradon. The Mixed Championship, making a return …

HLF success – Pulling together the past

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £39,000 to support their project entitled ‘Pulling Together The Past’. This exciting initiative will draw together the history of Cornish Pilot Gig rowing for the first time. The Cornish Pilot Gig has played an important role in the working and social lives of communities across …

British Rowing School Survey

Over the next few weeks British Rowing is conducting a survey of the views of teachers, coaches, young rowers and their parents. We would be delighted if you might consider actively encouraging your members to share their voice, by forwarding on this email. In addition to hearing from affiliated school rowing clubs, we are very keen to get a strong …

Club in a Box GRPs new homes

‘Seven Stars’, the first GRP of the ‘Club in a Box’ project will shortly be moving to her new home of West London. She will be under the watchful eyes of the ever-growing London Cornish Pilot Gig Club rowing the River Thames. Then in her second year she will move to the newly formed Newhaven Gig Club in Sussex. The …

Club in the Box Equipment launch

Saturday 18th February saw the official launch of the first equipment package of Club in the Box. Blue skies welcomed all to Rossiters Quay, Christchurch, Dorset for the occasion. The project aims to facilitate clubs who are in the early stages of their development to access the equipment to get them on the water and training while raising funds for …