We are pleased to announce that the two gig rowing clubs, Nankersey and Flushing & Mylor, are to reunite officially at the end of the calendar year. Nankersey will formally dissolve as a club on 31st December, and all members will automatically become members of Flushing & Mylor.
Chairs Dave Matthews and Jane Callaghan welcomed the news, saying: “We are really pleased to be back together as one club. We believe our members will all benefit and together we can offer people more opportunities to enjoy pilot gig rowing in our beautiful waters.”
Coming back together means that:
- Nankersey will donate gigs Serafina (2011, wood, built by Andrew Nancarrow) and Cygnet (GRP) to the existing fleet at Flushing & Mylor.
- Flushing & Mylor will take over the Nankersey lease at Windsports, Mylor Harbour, offering two bases to all members.
- Nankersey has a strong association with BATS (Blind at Sea), and Flushing & Mylor look forward to maintaining this relationship and integrating it with their Rowability Scheme.
- There will be a larger pool of rowers eligible for, and taking part in, Selection 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for all our rowers.
A celebratory row-in is planned to mark the reunification, with Nankersey rowing in her gigs
to Kiln Quay beach at Flushing. The date is to be confirmed, but will take place later in
We at GigRower wish FMPGC & Nankersey all the best with the merger and the future.
Article Courtesy of FMPGC & Nankersey