The Club’s original gig, Ann Glanville, built by Ralph Bird and launched in 1990 has been the Club’s main training gig for the last 18 years. She is named after the famous Saltash woman, Ann Glanville, who plied the trade ‘Waterman’ in the 19th century, ferrying goods and passengers across the Tamar. Ann and her all female crew regularly competed successfully in local regattas and perhaps most famously, took on an all male crew in Le Havre, France which they won.
Until 2002, Ann Glanville was also used as the Club’s main racing gig, being used regularly on the circuit throughout the season and is still competed at the World Championships on the Isles of Scilly and the County Championships at Newquay every year. She is put through a lot of work during the year, and wear and tear is now starting to take its toll. Estimated costs for her to undergo the repair work needed are approximately £7000.
Any fundraising ideas, grants, donations etc, gratefully received in order to restore Ann Glanville to her former glory. The Club recently held an ergo row from ‘Saltash to Le Havre’ at the recent Saltash Regatta, were people were asked to donate £1 and row a minimum of 500 m on the ergo. It took 2 days to get from Saltash to Le Havre but we made it (!) and the first contribution towards Ann Glanville’s repair work was raised. Thank you to all those who took part in order to achieve this.
If you would like more details or to make a donation, please contact Nicola Davey or Leanne Kent