Featured Club :: Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club

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Club Name: Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club.

Clubhouse/Gig Shed location: Nr Kiln Quay, Flushing, Cornwall.

Gigs currently in use: Penarrow, Pinnacle, Trefusis

Gig colours: Deep red / White / Varnished top plank.

Dates they were built and builders:
Penarrow – Andrew Nancarrow 2006
Pinnacle – Andrew Nancarrow 2003
Trefusis – D & J Currah 1995

Any other history about the boats (other clubs owned, etc.)?:

Penarrow has always been owned by FMPGC. Name taken from the headland between Flushing and Mylor. Name translates to “The point of the dead”.

Pinnacle originally owned by Swanage Sea Rowing Club, named after the rock in in Swanage.

Trefusis was formerly “Vixen” of Padstow, and before that “Tormentor” of Charlestown.

Number of Club Members: 140 (2009)

Longest-standing members: Many existing members have been with the club since the start.

When was the club started?: 2004

How has the club progressed since then?: Bigger and better each year. As with any club things go in cycles and there are up’s and down’s. However the past 24 months has seen excellent progress and an influx of superb members.

Best ever results in the Worlds?: Mens A 2008 – 10th. Mens Vets 2010 – 3rd.

Any other (gig-rowing!) notable achievements?: Won MPM event in 2007, most improved crew shield 2007. Shortlisted CPGA Chairman’s Cup 2009. Won “Spirit of MPM” in 2006. Mens Vets 3rd in WPGC 2010.

Any annual events you organise?: We have a beach “fun day” as part of Flushing regatta week in July. In 2010 we are co-hosting a major event in Falmouth harbour in conjunction with Falmouth Gig Club and www.GigRower.co.uk

Do you have a juniors section?: Yes, very busy! 26 at the last count.

Availability, capability, fitness, attitude.

What month do you select your teams for Scilly?: Feb / March

Club website address: www.fmpgc.org

Flushing & Mylor Supervets 2010Contact for newcomers: newcomers@fmpgc.org

Anything else you think we should know about your club?!: We’re home to CRA president and fixed seat rowing legend Penny Chuter OBE. She moved to Mylor to “take it easy”- you can guess how that turned out! Also, we have what is probably the crew with the oldest average age currently racing on the circuit – the (in)famous FMPGC Supervets – in addition to thriving men’s and ladies sections. This year (2010) we had 13 crews taking part at the World Championships.

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