3rd Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge

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The TRRC hosted their 3rd Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge on Wednesday 22 June at Loe Beach.

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There were 12 crews of Cornwall Council staff members, made up of 72 novice or near novice rowers that took part.  Over the afternoon short sprint races were held in the clubs 3 gigs: Messack, Royal and Lady Loe. The winning crew for the second year was a team from 16 Plus (They are becoming the crew to beat).

On the day the weather was kind to us and stayed clear to make our third Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge event a real success.  With registration fees, a raffle and BBQ on the day an amazing grand total of £605 was raised for Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.

It is always a really happy event raising money for a worthy cause and introducing new rowers to the wonderful sport of gig rowing.

A big thank you to everyone who took part and came along to help on the day.




2016 World Pilot Gig Champs

2016 World Pilot Gig Champs

We’ve just returned from the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships, all our crews have done brilliantly, this is the first time in many years we’ve achieved both our Ladies and Men’s A crews  in the final.  Our Ladies final position was 8th and Men 6th both rowed in our new gig SPURR (2015)

Gig championship 2016 Ladies Final

2016 Ladies Final

Ladies A Crew 2016

Ladies A Crew 2016

In total we took 3 ladies crews, 2 mens, 2 ladies vets and 1 supervets crew over to Scilly – as we only had 2 men’s crews for the main races we were able to loan our gig Messack to a local gig club; Helford River Gig Rowing Club, I’m very happy to report they did splendidly too!

So far our gig Royal has returned from the Scillies we are awaiting the return of Messack and Spurr towards the end of May via the Scillonian.

Our Men’s A leading the St Agnes Race

Our Men’s A leading the St Agnes Race

Forthcoming events:

Quiz Night  – Thursday 2 June 8.00pm Punchbowl and Ladle, Penelewey

By kind permission of Graham and Jackie at the Punchbowl and Ladle we are holding a quiz night – all are welcome, teams of 4 and £10 per team to enter.  There will be a raffle and prize for the winning team generously donated by the Punchbowl and Ladle.

Our Regatta – Sunday 5 June at Turnaware Bar

Invitations have been sent out to Clubs through the Cornish Pilot Gig Association, we expect approximately 20 Clubs attending this year’s regatta.  It’s being held at Turnaware Bar which provides an ideal place to watch the racing from.  As usual we will have a BBQ and refreshments including our famous home-made cakes and tombola …….we’d love to see you there.

3rd Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge Wednesday 22 June from 6.00pm Loe Beach

With kind permission from the owners, this is our third year in supporting the Annual Charity Gig Rowing Challenge event, this year proceeds go to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.  Approximately 12 novice crews from Cornwall Council will take part in short races.

Club Night’s Tuesday from 6.00pm

Our club nights’ are being held on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm, if you would like to have a go at gig rowing please come on down – our training gig Lady Loe stationed at Loe Beach awaits!

Junior Rowing – Monday from 5.30 pm

Our Junior Club runs on a Monday evening from 5.30 – 6.30pm juniors start at 12 years to under 16 – we are always welcoming of new rowers to teach rowing skills, please pass on to your friends.

Jacquie Rapier, Captain, Truro River Rowing Club



Truro River Rowing Club has awesome 2016 World Championships


A totally awesome 2016 World Champs for ALL our crews – brilliant efforts put in by crews & coxswains:

Friday Night Vets Race
Men’s Super Vets 5th ( Supervets race)
Ladies A Vets 23rd
Ladies B Vets 29th

Main Saturday Races
Ladies A 8th
Ladies B 40th
Ladies C 107th

Men’s A 6th
Men’s B 56th

It’s been many years since we’ve achieved both ladies & men’s crews in the final – we’re all so very proud of our Ladies A & Mens A – our new gig Spurr looked magnificent- Congratulations!

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World Pilot Gig Championships 2016


World Pilot Gig Championships 2016

During the very long winter we have been really busy doing boat maintenance and fundraising to get ready for the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships taking place at the Isles of Scilly.  All 3 gigs; Messack, Royal and Spurr have been shipped to the Islands in readiness for the event which commences on the Friday evening, (29 March 2016), with the Vets Races.

Further information can be accessed via the following website http://www.worldgigs.co.uk/


Our crews have trained throughout the Winter and Spring we wish them all the very best of luck!

You can hear race commentary via the following link http://www.radioscilly.com/ or by tuning into the highlights at BBC Radio Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiocornwall


Whilst we’re at the Championships our Club sessions will be on temporary hold – when we return it will be summer schedule; Club Nights will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm – new rowers are always welcome!  If you’re interested in learning to row please contact Karen our Club Secretary for further details – truroriverrowingclub@gmail.com