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The Tunnel Ten Run – Easter Monday 2018

We are excited to announce our next run through the Pinnock Tunnel, it will be 10k and held on Easter Monday, checkout full details and prebook your place here: The Tunnel Ten Run

New Boat Build by Louis Hunkin

Check it out here

A bit about us…

Here at Fowey Gig Club we promote the sport of Cornish Gig Boat rowing, boats look like this:

Psst…..Thinking of joining, we are especially after Juniors at the moment?  Click here

Seen it all before, checkout the Latest News and Twitter Feed

Troy and Lantic

That’s Troy with Lantic in the background, the view you can sea is of the Isles of Scilly and that is where the World Pilot Gig Championships are held, yes you heard right world.  Although mainly clubs form Cornwall & Devon attend there are also many other clubs from around the UK and indeed the world, you can read about the World Championships here.

Here is the start of one of the races at Fowey back in 2013.

Rowing is very popular in Cornwall, and although a lot of the time the main sports dominate the press we recently found ourselves in the position of being on The One Show (click to check it out).

New members are always welcome, checkout our Training Page for more information.

But what about cost I hear you say, Gig Boats are expensive, well, yes you are right, with a Gig Boat costing around £30,000 a piece it is an expensive sport, however annual membership at Fowey Gig Club costs less than a single month at many gyms it’s a lot less than you think, how can we do this?  Well we raise money through our annual event in which members are expected to help out, it’s great fun (especially if the weather is good), we also apply for grants when they are available to help with funding.

There is also a great social element, meeting up with people who have similar interests to your own, and yes as was traditional with the seafarers and made famous by a certain Captain Jack Sparrow “there has all the rum gone” we do like to get together off the water.  It should be noted that unlike some other sports, all rowers are generally friendly and approachable, this is something we are proud of as a club and that extends to other clubs as well.  In fact over 3,000 rowers attended the World Gig Championships in 2016, crammed on the small island there was no trouble in fact the police have welcomed the rowers back any time, what other sports can boast that 😉

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The juniors in the Fowey Carnival 2015

This article has 6 Comments

    1. Hi Sarah, sorry for the delay in replying, we don’t monitor the comments on the site, drop us an e-mail via the Contact US button at the top of the page and we will put you in touch with Jer who looks after our juniors.

      Many thanks.

  1. Getting a new gig for £15000 is a bit optimistic these days.. all in costs are likely to be nearer to £30,000

  2. Hello to all involved, tried a few times to drop you email on your contact form, but didn’t work, so leaving message here.
    Apologies am booked to join the run tomorrow – but have been monitoring an injury since a week or so, not able to take the risk of running – ankle and knee still not up to it I don’t think.
    If not too late – please can you give my space to another person who might be on waiting list or wanting to run – money paid, but don’t worry about it – not worth the risk on my part unfortunately, for my ankle and knee.

    Was looking forward to it very much, but have another run for Race For Life in May, and must be fully fit for that.
    Apologies for inconvenience caused, and for late notification, was hoping to do it tomorrow, but know I won’t be able to.
    Many thanks and good luck to all taking part, it will be a great day, whatever the weather.

    1. Hi Lisa
      Sorry you’ve had problems getting hold of us, it’s been a bit manic. Unfortunately all the lists are printed now, however there are a few people still wanting places on our Facebook event page. If you are able to swap with someone who can confirm your details we are happy for this just let them know at the registration desk, it’s just too short notice to change it our end, I hope you understand and many thanks for your support.

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