Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Cllub

Novice

Provider: Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Cllub

Have a go at Gig rowing to see if you would like to join the club. ... read more

Cost: Free

Suitability Levels:
Beginner

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 plus

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Novice

Athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the race and discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water.

Please contact Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Cllub for further details.

Mounts Bay Gig Rowing Club

The Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boat, built of Cornish narrow leaf elm, 32 feet (9.8 m) long with a beam of four feet ten inches. The original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and the craft is used for taking pilots out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic. In those days the race would be the first gig to get their pilot on board a vessel (often those about to run aground on rocks) got the job, and hence the payment. Today, pilot gigs are used primarily for sport, with around 100 clubs across the globe.

Sportivate learns to row at Mounts Bay

Provider: Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Cllub

Through the Sportivate project. Mounts Bay Gig Rowing Club are offer 6 sessions of Beginner rowing. The sessions include a ... read more

Cost: Free

Suitability Levels:
Beginner, Intermediate

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 plus

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Sportivate learns to row at Mounts Bay

Sportivate is a Sport England funded programme that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love.

The programme gives 14-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six weeks of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. There's a wide range of activities on offer including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics and many more.

If you would like to take part in one of these activities, please click on the session on the calendar below and contact the provider.  If you would like an activity put on in your area, please contact Lewis Sanders, lesanders@cornwall.gov.uk 07527 470537, and can put you in touch with clubs and activities near you and guide you though the application process to access some funding also!