The 4th Annual Gig Rowing Charity Challenge took place on Wednesday 21 June at Loe Beach with kind permission from the owners. From the end of May we offered training for crews at our normal club night, we were delighted to welcome 12 teams from Cornwall Council, where they were taught basic rowing skills. At the event 72 rowers took part in short races, this year the standard was particularly high, the winners were crew 16+ (for the 3rd consecutive year). A great time was had by all. A BBQ was provided by team ‘Burger Off’ and a raffle was also held.
The event raised a massive £677.40 for Macmillan Cancer, the Cove. The gig entries totalled £360, £250 of which went to the Truro River Rowing Club and the Club contributed £110 to the charity which helped make up the grand total of £677.40.
Those that took part did exceedingly well, details of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association were circulated to everyone for those that wanted to perhaps join a gig club local to their own area:- http://www.cpga.co.uk/clubs/
At Truro – we’d be delighted to welcome anyone wanting to give gig rowing a try, our Club Night is on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm we aim to cater for all abilities between the ages of 10 – 75!’