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 …

Leaders Brief

With the recently drafted strategy and action plan for the CPGA, the trustees are keen to appoint working group leaders in the following areas: Heritage Community Racing Communications Commercial More information can be found in the CPGA CIO Leaders Brief.

2016 Survey

The CPGA is currently writing a 5 year strategic plan for the sport and now is the chance to have your say. Submission deadline is Dec 31st 2016 STEP 1: Watch this video Complete the survey below, or follow this link to complete it on Survey Monkey.

CPGA 30 Today

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association today celebrates it’s thirtieth birthday after being formed in the living room of legendary gig builder Ralph Bird on December 5th 1986. The Association was set up with one simple objective – to oversee and maintain a one class design for the Cornish Pilot Gig. Gigs had been used for racing since the early 1920’s, …

CPGA takes on the GigRower website

Last week the Cornish Pilot Gig Association took over the running of the popular website www.GigRower.co.uk GigRower we set up by rower Toby Budd eight years ago and is now the main online resource for the traditional sport of pilot gig rowing and racing. Shane Sullivan, Chairman of the CPGA, said: ”I always thought GigRower would be better inside the …