The start of the gig rowing season kicked off on March 2nd with the Three Rivers Race at Saltash. Tamar & Tavy Gig Club sent two mens and two womens crews and as is tradition the weather was less than kind to them and the 70+ gigs competing. Strong winds meant that the long straight […]
Even though Saturday was a rainy day in Appledore it didn’t deter the ladies Supervets ready and eager for the Appledore Supervets Race. Arriving at 8am ! 12 Ladies Supervets A and B took to the waters on Saturday 7th April. Ladies A was coxed by Dave and were the first to race and came […]
On March 10th four teams ladies and men’s A and B teams set off to Saltash to take part in the 2018 3 Rivers Race, the first of the season. The day started dark, windy with lashings of rain as our non competing very kind and committed members rowed Ginette from Weir Quay to Saltash. […]
Great news in 2018 ! our new boat shed is being built in weir quay a purpose built shed where we can store our gigs indoors and train, shower all indoors. This is due to a great team effort and a real credit to all involved ..
This will be the clubs 15th year attending the event and we are all working hard to make this a great year for the club. Before that we are planning to attend Caradons 3 river race which is a gruelling 5 miles and Pendeens Plastic Gig Championships. Wish us luck !
We are are very proud to announce that we have won the CPGA’s Lyzie Pyne Trophy. One of the main aims of the CPGA is to preserve the heritage of the gigs themselves, this trophy is awarded to the Club who’s boats have been considered the best maintained and ‘turned out’ throughout the year, so congratulations […]
Thanks to very generous donations and sponsorship we have managed to purchase a beautiful set of new oars for our ladies crews, we had a perfect day for wetting them with completely flat glass-like water, and a few mince pies and mulled wine.
Join us for our annual get together, there will be races to the Tamar Bridge and back, novice and junior racing, raffle, bar, hot and cold food and all situated on the banks of the river. All welcome to spectate, and cheer us on.
We entered two crews to this years Great London River Race, a ladies Vets in Ginette and a mixed crew in Tamar, the race is 21miles from Isle of Dogs to Ham taking in all the iconic landmarks on the way and is a real spectacle for rowers and spectators alike. Results are in! 324 boats […]
Great feature in Tavylinks Aug/Sept 2016 issue, all about the club and what we get up to on the water. See page 57.
On June 12th, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club enjoyed the grand opening of our new home at Weir Quay, the site is a joint venture with Weir Quay Sailing Club and had struggled for many years to get funding and planning permission but the hard work has finally paid off as both groups were represented by […]
Members of Tamar and Tavy Gig Club enjoyed a fabulous day at Daymer Bay over the late May bank holiday weekend when they took part in Rock Regatta. The course took the rowers out to the legendary Doom Bar and is one of the most stunning settings for a regatta. The first races of the […]
Ladies Race Report Arriving early to wind and dark clouds, and seeing the river flowing fast, we knew we were in for a bumpy ride, it’s not unusual for this particular race as along with being one of the longest races of the season it has a tendency to be unpredictable. By the time the […]
If you are interested in joining us but have some trepidation then hopefully your questions will be answered here, if not then feel free to drop us a line and we will be happy to help. Will I get huge arm muscles if I row? Unlikely, as rowing isn’t about using just your arms but your whole body and […]