Dear fellow gig clubs,
We are writing to invite you to this year’s regatta on 30th May 2009 at Mount Batten, Plymouth. The event base and activities will be on the green next to the Mount Batten Pub and water taxi pontoon, which provides a service across to the Barbican and Plymouth itself. Gigs are requested to arrive by 10.30 hrs at the public slipway adjacent to the Mount Batten Centre. The address for the Centre is 70 Lawrence Road, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ found at:
Route markers will be available along the road to guide you as you approach from the A38.
There will be reserved parking for trailers/towing vehicles, and there should be parking in either the Centre car park, in the public car park across the road from the Centre or along the road for rowers. The cox’s meeting will be at 11.30 hrs on the green, and the race order will be:
• Ladies A
• Mens A
• Ladies B
• Mens B
• Ladies C
There is the possibility of a separate Ladies C race, probably in between the Juniors and the B races, subject to the number of entries. If there are not enough crews then the C crews can enter the B races. Please let us know if you
wish to enter a C crew. We have again secured Jennycliff Bay in Plymouth Sound as the race area this year, avoiding the need to cross any of the main shipping channels. We will also be using the Mount Batten breakwater area for activities and spectating, which provides a great view of the racing. To keep you busy during the day we will have an ergo challenge, face painting, a BBQ, refreshments, cake stall, raffle etc.
The presentation of trophies and raffle prizes will take place on the green after the final race. We hope you will be able to attend, and if so could you let me know by e-mailing email@example.com or ringing on 07880 593008 so that we can make the necessary final arrangements.
Download the poster as a PDF here
If you have any queries, similarly please email/phone.
Cattewater Pilot Gig Club Rowing Secretary