Our Club was set up after local youngsters won a fun gig event in 1998, and achieved ‘Lottery’ funding to launch their first, traditionally built, wooden gig in October 2000. Avarack, named after rocks off Pendeen Watch, was built by Andrew Nancarrow at Bissoe, near Truro. We have since acquired further grant funding to buy two GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) training gigs – Portheras in 2007 and Pendeen Watch in 2010. Though there are grants available from time to time, we are essentially self-financing, and as such we supplement our membership and rowing fees with various social, fundraising events, which will always need the support of all members. We are very grateful to local companies and pubs that assist us with sponsorship, and are always looking for new funding sources, particularly as we have still a little way to go to raise the £22,000 for our new wooden gig which will be completed in September 2013.
Winter Training: (October – March) or contact us for enquiries
Because of the lack of daylight hours during the winter months (Oct – March) we train on a Sunday Morning. Mixed boats, including novices, go out from the pontoon at Newlyn Harbour.
Juniors: – Please contact us for up to date information.
Summer Training: (March – October)
From March – October the daylight hours allows us to have a full programme of training.
Men – Tuesday, Thursdays 5.30pm & Sundays 10am.
Ladies – Tuesdays, Thursdays 6.30pm & Sundays 10am.
Juniors – Fridays U14 @ 5pm / U16 @ 6pm.
Novices/Beginneers – Sunday mornings @ 10am.