Mevagissey reschedules event for 18th Aug 2012

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I attach an invitation for our re-scheduled event which is now being held at PORTMELLON COVE and not Pentewan.

As the Cove is somewhat smaller than Pentewan Beach we are restricting the number of Clubs attending to 16 so it is a case of replying as quickly as you can to secure your place!

We have unrestricted use of the pub car park for trailers and towing vehicles and there is plenty of free parking on the estate roads around Portmellon Cove.

PLEASE read the invitation carefully for travelling to Portmellon – Gigs are NOT to go through Mevagissey unless you want to get stuck!

Looking forward to seeing you…here are the details –

 

MEVAGISSEY GIG CLUB – CLUB EVENT – SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2012

We are pleased to invite you to our Club Event which we are hosting at PORTMELLON COVE, Portmellon near Mevagissey.

The Coxswains meeting will be held at 11.00am and the first race will be at 11.30pm

The order of races is:

Veteran Men
Ladies A
Under 16’s
Mens A
Veteran Ladies
Under 14’s
Mens B
Ladies B
Mixed (you row in another Club’s boat)

NB Only Genuine B crews will be allowed to row in B crew races – any B crew that has an A rower in its crew PLEASE declare this .

For those of you not familiar with Portmellon, it is between Gorran Haven and Mevagissey and all gigs MUST NOT go through Mevagissey or you will get stuck in the narrow streets!. Follow the signs to Portmellon via Heligan Gardens and Gorran Haven.

It is also recommended that any rowers of a nervous disposition should also follow the signs to Portmellon via Gorran Churchtown!

When you arrive in the Cove, all Towing vehicles are to proceed to the Rising Sun Inn to unhitch and your trailer will be taken into the pub car park for you to unload with the help of our rowers.. The gig will be taken onto the beach. The car park is OURS for the day for towing vehicles and trailers Gigs are asked to arrive between 8.30am and no later than 10.30am. Please do not all arrive at the same time as we want to avoid congestion and disruption to both you and the residents Car parking for rowers and spectators will be on the estate roads within Portmellon – please respect the local residents and do not obstruct their driveways..

Please car share wherever possible to avoid congestion.

Camping is available at Bodrugan Farm (a five minute walk to the Cove, ten minutes back!) by telephoning 01726 842094 and also at Trelispen Park, Nr Gorran Haven (a five minute drive to the Cove) tel 01726 843501

DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH BUT MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD

Presentations will be made outside the Rising Sun Inn at around 5.00pm

Please do not forget to return your trophies!

In the evening, we hope to have live music in the Pub – party on!

We look forward to seeing you on the day for what we hope will be an enjoyable day.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Walton
Club Secretary

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