Latest News from the Ladies Squad

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.

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 […]

Well-travelled gig! Tamar & Tavy Gig club, only weeks after taking the Cornish Pilot Gig ‘Ginette’ to Scotland to row the 60 mile Caledonian Canal, ventured  to London on 12th September for the Great River Race 2015. This is a spectacular boat race up the river Thames. The course is 21 miles from London’s Docklands […]

On 11th July, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club travelled to Daymer Bay for a regatta hosted by Rock Pilot Gig Rowing Club. It was a brilliant sunny, windy day in the gorgeous setting of the Camel estuary. Tamar & Tavy entered Ladies A, B and vets crews and Men’s A and B crews into the […]

Tamar and Tavy Gig Club sent two crews to Appledore on the 11th and 12th April to take part in the Supervet Regatta in the North Devon town, hosted by Appledore Gig Club. The ladies crew comprising Denise Nixon, Nicky Evans, Lynn Renton, Mel Cotton Helen Samson-Hill and Julie Rendle, coxed by Ian King, rowed […]

3 Rivers On Saturday 14th March, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club entered two ladies and two men’s teams into the Three Rivers Race hosted by Caradon Gig Club. The race was an hour long endurance race with a course that began under the Tamar Bridge. Crews then rowed up river into the mouth of the […]

On Saturday 7th March, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club Ladies got the rowing season off to a good start competing in the Mini Scillies regatta hosted by Helford River Gig Club. They had a lovely sunny day despite the cold temperatures and enjoyed two races. These were both sprint races, similar to those raced at […]

Ladies A win the Tamar Challenge 2014!

Tamar and Tavy Gig Club enjoyed a very successful day on the river on Saturday 9th August competing in the Tamar Challenge hosted by Cotehele Quay Gig Club. They entered three boats of mixed ages; two ladies and one men’s crew into the 9 mile (one hour) endurance race which started in Saltash and ended at […]

Salcombe Regatta 2014

The club had a brilliant day in Salcombe on Sunday 29th June at the Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club regatta. We entered Ladies and Men’s A, B and Supervet teams and two mixed U16 teams. The setting was stunning, and rowing in another beautiful estuary was a lovely treat. The races were challenging, with twelve gigs […]

Saltash Mixed & Vets Champs 2014

The weekend of the 21st & 22nd June proved to be a great weekend of racing for us. Our crews took to the river at Saltash for the Mixed and Vets championships hosted by Caradon Gig Club. The Mixed A & B teams competed on Saturday and the Men’s and Ladies Supervets A teams on […]

IOS 2014 Press Release

Tamar & Tavy Gig Club celebrate best ever world championships Tamar & Tavy Gig Club had a fantastic weekend of racing at the World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly from the 2nd – 4th May. They took Ladies and Men’s A and B teams, and their boats Ginette and Tamar were two […]

Helford Mini Scillies 2014

On Saturday 15th March, we entered a ladies crew into the Mini Scillies regatta hosted by Helford River Gig Club. A second weekend of sunshine made for a beautiful day of racing, with the crew competing in two races. The rowers were Julie Rendle, Lynn Renton, Katie Turner, Helen Atrill, Claire Luxton and Nicky Evans, […]

Three Rivers Race 2014

What a fantastic start to the rowing season! On Sunday 9th March, we entered 2 ladies and 2 mens crews into the Three Rivers Race hosted by Caradon Gig Club at Saltash. The weather was stunning, which made a very welcome change after the tough conditions we faced in training, and the river was calm. […]

Fixtures List 2014

  Cornish Pilot Gig Association fixtures for 2014 as they currently stand. Please be aware that this is a draft so will be subject to change. Download the CPGA Fixtures 2014 here

Head of the River Race 2013

On Saturday 19th October 2013, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club travelled to Helford Passage to row in the Head of the River Race, hosted by Helford River Gig Club. The race was handicapped, with a mix of crews competing, including ladies, mens, vets, mixed and juniors, with the boats setting off in groups and the […]

T&T Regatta 2013

On Saturday 21st September, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club held their annual regatta at Weir Quay. It was a fantastic day of rowing, and was well supported by local clubs, with teams entering from Cotehele, Cattewater and Rame. Tamar & Tavy laid on a bbq, cake stall, tombola and raffle which kept the teams and […]

Great London River Race 2013

On Saturday 7th September, Tamar & Tavy Gig Club entered a mixed vets crew into The Great London River Race. 324 boats took part in the race, and the T&T crew were one of 32 Cornish pilot gigs competing. The race began at London Docklands amidst a carnival atmosphere, and the boats rowed up the […]

Ladies Newquay County Champs 2013

On Saturday 31st August Tamar & Tavy Gig Club Ladies A team travelled to Newquay for the Ladies County Gig Championships, competing in a line up of 90 crews. The conditions proved to be extremely challenging, with a delay to the start due to rough seas, but there was a sense of relief and a […]

Tamar Challenge 2103

Tamar & Tavy Gig Club enjoyed a fantastic day of rowing at the Tamar Challenge on Sunday 18th July, entering a Ladies and a Men’s crew to race the 9 miles up the Tamar from the Tamar Bridge to Cotehele Quay. The challenge was hosted by Cotehele Quay Gig Club, and was very well organised and […]

Salcombe Regatta 2013

Tamar & Tavy Gig Club had another successful weekend of racing, entering a Ladies A, Mens A and Mens Super-vets team at the Salcombe Regatta on Sunday 23rd June. The Ladies A team, formed of Lynn Renton, Charity Philips, Heidi Brodribb, Katie Turner, Julie Rendle and Julie Eastaugh and coxed by Jo Cameron battled tough […]

Mixed & Vets Champs 2013

Tamar and Tavy Gig Club enjoyed a successful weekend on the 15th & 16th June 2013 at the Mixed and Veterans Championships hosted by Caradon Gig Club in Saltash. We entered a Mixed, a Mixed Super Vets and a Juniors (under 16) team on Saturday and a Ladies Super Vets team on Sunday. Despite the […]