Racing Conference Feedback

After the Racing Conference at the end of October and subsequent email feedback, the CPGA will act on the following outputs: Age Categories Juniors • Under 14 Championship at Hayle • Under 16 Championship at Newquay • Under 15 (year 10) and under 18 (year 13) are the age categories for National County Championship Racing • Junior age categories held …

Gifting of Circe

In October there was the announcement that Nankersey Rowing Club was to reunite with Flushing Mylor Pilot Gig Club. This has resulted in a deed of gift for ‘Circe’ Cornish Pilot Gig No 37 to the CPGA, a truly great donation by the Nankersey Club which will official be dissolved on the 31st December 2018. ‘Circe’ was built by Andrew …

Racing Conference

A very successful and well attended ‘Racing Conference’ took place on Saturday 27th October, 2018 at the China Fleet Club, Saltash, Cornwall. Many elements were discussed and the powerpoint presentation is included Racing Conference 2018. All those in attendance have been asked to feed back to their clubs and if there are anymore comments, to submit by Saturday 3rd November, …

Steamship Group’s biggest charity donation towards ‘Pulling Together the Past’ project

An aspiring project to preserve irreplaceable historical data on the traditional Cornish sport of pilot gig rowing has been given a massive cash boost thanks to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s biggest ever donation. The exciting initiative, Pulling Together the Past, which aims to safeguard the history of pilot gig rowing in a new online digital archive, has been …

County Crews vs Italian Crews

The best coastal rowers from Italy are on their way to Cornwall to compete against the top county pilot gig crews at this year’s Mounts Bay Regatta on June 30th as part of a national sport sharing experiment set up by the Cornish Pilot Gig Association and the Cornwall Rowing Association. The event is the brainchild of Penryn Gig Club’s …

HLF Digital Support Consultant

HLF DIGITAL SUPPORT CONSULTANT – PULLING THE PAST TOGETHER The CPGA is looking for a Digital Support Consultant to help to deliver a new initiative. Applicants should submit their tender with a cover letter and CV by 30th March 2018. The Digital Support Consultant will oversee digital standards throughout the project in line with the Heritage Lottery Fund digital strategy …

HLF Project Manager – Pulling the Past Together

The CPGA is recruiting a Project Manager to deliver a new initiative. Applicants should submit their application form with a cover letter and CV by 1st March 2018. (Please note the amended date of the 1/3/18, from the previous 26/2/18) The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for the ‘Pulling Together The Past’ project over a period of 18 months. …

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 …