Newquay Rowing Club host The County Gig Rowing Championships 2010
- 4th and 5th September 2010 – Ladies and Under 16’s Championships
- 18th and 19th September 2010 – Men’s Championships
Newquay Rowing Club is pleased to invite you to the annual County Gig Championships to be held at Newquay Harbour. The format will be the usual knock-out competition as follows:
Saturday :: Coxswain’s meeting at 9.00am
Round 1 (commencing at 9.30am)
Sunday :: Quarter-Final’s at 9.30am
Round 1 of under16’s (ladies weekend only)
Under 16’s Final (ladies weekend only)
It is important that all crews are registered by Friday 13th August. Please complete the entry form and post to Anne Curnow Care along with the deposit. Heats and berths for Round 1 will then be drawn and published on the CPGA website. There will be a maximum of 6 gigs in each race and Rounds 1 and 2 will consist of heats (number will depend upon entries) with 2 races in each heat. To enter, your crew should be able to complete a 2 mile course in under 20 minutes as a minimum level of competence. The gigs are loaned to us in good faith, so coxwains should have a good level of competence (no novice coxwains please).
C crews will be restricted depending upon the number of A and B crew entries that we receive and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so get your applications in early! After that any additional C crews will be added to the reserve list, but you need to be aware that some crews do not ‘drop out’ until the day.
Because of your feedback on changing weather conditions, this year we have altered the progression so that ROUND ONE WILL NOT BE TIMED. Instead, places 1, 2 and 3 in each race will go through to round two. Crews will be seeded from the results so far this year, so that top crews should not go out in round one because of this change. This will also mean that we can move the start line to Fly cellars, should tide and weather dictate without affecting the results. Timings will apply from round two onwards and the winners of each race from round one will be seeded into round two. This does mean, however that THERE WILL BE NO PLATE RACE because it will not be possible to give overall placings from the first round.
The coxwains meeting will take place IN THE ROWING CLUB this year. We appreciate that some of you are travelling a long distance and may be in one of the later races in the first round. However, this meeting gives you important information about racing rules and safety therefore we will require at least one representative from each club to attend (coxwains only). A register will be taken so that this can be checked.
A returnable deposit of £50 per crew will be levied. This will be returned to clubs as you register your crews. Please make cheques payable to CPGA and included with your entry form.
Gigs of a similar age/speed will be provided through the CPGA (our thanks to those clubs who are kindly entrusting us with their boats). You will be required to provide your own oars, seats, pins and VHF Radio and lifejackets (where appropriate). All gigs must carry a working and turned on VHF Radio.
The Junior Championships will be held on Sunday 5th September, after the ladies Quarter-Finals. All crews and coxwains must wear lifejackets (provided by your own club). If any crews rowing in the ladies or men’s championships contain a rower who is of junior age, the rower (or rowers) and coxwain must wear lifejackets.
Parking for rowers will be available in Tower Road Car Park (privately owned car park next to the mini golf/bunker café), where we have agreed a concessionary rate for rowers and supporters of £4 per day or £6 for the two days (normal rate is £5 per day). Just make sure you pay the man in the hut and tell him that you are a rower, rather than use the pay and display machine.
Hot and cold food, pasties, burgers, sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold beverages will be available from the gig shed. Official 2010 County Championships clothing (Sweaters, hoodies, vests, T-Shirts, etc) will be on sale by the gig shed.
Your Public Liability Insurance should be registered with the CPGA secretary prior to the event, as should all rowers participating in the event.
Presentations will take place shortly after the finals on the Sunday of each weekend. There will be a disco in the rowing club on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. Please contact me direct for details of campsites and accommodation at email@example.com.
In the event of cancellation due to adverse weather conditions, please check the CPGA website on the Friday beforehand. Individual e-mails will be sent to club secretaries of registered crews.
We look forward to seeing you all in September.
Newquay Rowing Club
ENTRY FORM – NEWQUAY COUNTY GIG CHAMPIONSHIPS
Please complete the following and then add your returnable deposit cheque (£50 per crew)
ENTRY (NO e-mail entry will be accepted)
Please tick only those you are entering – leave others blank.
Official use only – date registration ___________________________________________
Please remember to include your entry cheques, (if you are not recycling mixed and vets deposit cheques), made payable to the CPGA. All entries need the correct amount of deposit cheque, so if you are unsure please check with the CPGA secretary.
Send all entries to :
An e-mail will be sent as soon as your entry is received.