Across the Bay Race

19 August, 2014

    The club managed to field a mixed crew again this year for the superb ‘Across the Bay’ race, from Marazion to Porthleven. After nearly 1hr of racing the crew came in at 7th, a great effort by all. ‘Arveth’ held her own in the calm conditions, still proving to be one of the(…)

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Under 14’s Championships – Latest

9 August, 2014

POSTPONED It is with deepest, deepest regrets that we have had to postpone the U14’s championships tomorrow. Not a decision taken lightly, we have consulted the Harbour Authority, Environment Agency and the Met Office in order to gain the best picture. Two reasons are at the forefront for the decision, based on the latest data(…)

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Under 14’s Championships – Update!

7 August, 2014

So, the weekend is closing in. Sunday 10th August should see 26 crews from all over the South West, travelling down to Copperhouse Pool in Hayle to compete for the title of U14’s champions. Thank you to those clubs who are offering loan boats – without you the event could not happen, and in light of(…)

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Under 14’s Championships

17 July, 2014

Entries should now be in for the annual U14’s County Championship Event which we host annually on Copperhouse Pool. Entries are handled by the CPGA so please see Anne Curnow Care for any queries. The event will start early as per usual, 9am coxes meeting. We try to be as punctual as we can –(…)

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Update on the new set of oars this week – they are nearing completion and are being sorted out for delivery. Exciting stuff! These oars will be standard blade width, hybrid macon/spoon (big blades!) with a slightly stiffer shaft,  giving slightly less deflection when used with the more powerful men’s crews. Trial run coming soon!(…)

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Season Underway!

26 June, 2014

We are now well into the Gig Rowing calendar (see here!) and the club is bouncing from event to event with previously unseen enthusiasm. From Falmouth to Mevagissy, Zennor to St Ives, we’ve been busy since Scillies racking up some results on the scoreboards. Notably the Ladies B and Mens A at Falmouth, coming 9th and(…)

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Scillies – WPGC 2014 Part 2

12 May, 2014

And the big one… Sunday!   A bright, warm Sunday morning brought on a tense mix of adrenaline, anticipation, and agitation, as the club arrived down at the beach for 8.30am to unload the boats. We joined a flurry of other clubs on the beach, each as anxious as the next to get their gigs down before the(…)

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Scillies – WPGC 2014 Part 1

8 May, 2014

So, now Scillies is all over and done for another year, it’s time to reflect… Friday: A shakey start to 2014, as the fog rolled in upon the islands, all flights were cancelled. Rob and Phil (the Pring brothers!) were stranded on the mainland for the forseeable future, along with many other rowers. Most of(…)

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Novices – Come have a go!

Hayle Pilot Gig Club is running an informal novice session, open to all, on Saturday 10th May. Pop down to North Quay, Hayle Harbour, between 12 noon and 2pm for free coaching and tuition. Club members will be on hand to ask any questions and to give a few tips. Come down and be part(…)

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Results at Pendeen!

13 April, 2014

A great days racing at Sandy Cove this weekend. Pendeen yet again hosted their well renouned event to perfection, they even ordered the weather! Overall the club was 3rd, a fantastic result! Hayle yet again put in a record number of crews; U14, U16, Ladies A, Ladies B, Mens A, Mens B, and Vets. Some(…)

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