Club & Novice Rowing

The Gig Club aims is to offer its Members the opportunity to row as 'Club Rowers' as a way of keeping fit and having fun or as 'Squad Rowers' who also train hard to compete. The objective is to offer a balanced rowing programme for all, but at the same time to be a winning racing club. Club rowing is for those wishing to row for fun or to get fit or just to enjoy the beautiful coastline from another angle!

We run a session on Wednesday mornings with the focus being on non-competitive rowing. We mainly include beginners, those who want to develop their basic skills and people who want to get initial experience of coxing in a supportive environment. If this applies to you, or you are usually unable to row at weekends, you are very welcome to join us while the weather permits. Contact Hilton or Liz Davis at: hilton.davis@outlook.com, or 01297 443759 or 07989982551.

Would you like to try gig rowing?

For those wishing to try rowing with the club we will be offering taster sessions in 2014.

Please look out for dates from May 2014 onwards on this site and contact us for more details at this time.

Potential members are offered a maximum of three taster rows at a fee of £5 each.

You can row three times before you need to join the club. Come prepared with suitable clothing - several layers to take off as needed.

Contact Henry Barlow for further information: henrycbarlow@gmail.com

How do new members book a row?

Once your membership has been processed you will be sent, via email, an invitation to register with Teamsnap, the club rowing programme, where all rowers can book their future place in a gig for a Saturday, Sunday, or Midweek. Please note your availability must be registered 72hrs prior to rowing to enable the captains to compile the rota.

Contact: the membership secretary or men's captain or ladies captain for further information.

Rowing Timetable

Weekday Rowing

Mondays (April - October)
From 6.00pm: Ladies Squad Training: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all. Requires stamina and technique.
4.30–6.00pm Youth Rowing: Register availability with the ladies captain.

Tuesdays (April - October)
Morning: Club Rowing: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all when available.
From 6.00pm: Men's Squad Training: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all. Requires stamina and technique

Wednesdays
Morning: Club Rowing. For non-competitive and novice rowers.
Please contact us on hilton.davis@outlook.com, or 01297 443759 or 07989982551.
From 6pm (April- October) Ladies Squad Training: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all. Requires stamina and technique
4.30–6.00pm Youth Rowing: Register availability with Kerry Maguire

Thursdays (April- October)
From 6.00pm: Men's Squad Training: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all. Requires stamina and technique

Fridays (April- October)
From 6.00pm: Club Rowing: Open to all. Just turn up and row. Sessions will be for 40 minutes on the water to ensure a reasonable boat turnaround. Session times will be reviewed once we know the number of rowers participating

Weekend Rowing

Saturdays
From 8.30am: Squad & Club Training: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all. Be prepared to row with experienced rowers

Sundays
From 8.30am: Squad & Club Training: Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all. Be prepared to row with experienced rowers
Youth Rowing: Register availability with Kerry Maguire
Intra-club racing: Once a month, throughout the season. Register availability on Teamsnap. Open to all rowers

Squad and Club training evenings and weekends are run by our team captains. In order that we can afford to maintain our boats in good condition all members are reminded that a £1 fee per rower is required for each day you row.

Sessions are dependant on weather, tides, and the availability of coxes. Times are subject to change. In adverse weather/sea conditions, call 07531 191547 to check if training is still on. Please DO NOT leave a message on this number, it is for information only.

Men's Captain: Nigel Le Gassick. Men's Vice Captain: Tony Short
Ladies Captain: Anna Doxey. Ladies Vice Captain: Alison Robinson
Youth Rowing Coach and Captain: Kerry Maquire
Club Rowing Weekdays and Friday Evenings Organisers: tbc

Intraclub Racing

For any Club rower wishing to experience the thrill of a race we hold intraclub racing once a month which is open to all rowers. Intraclub racing is a fun event where boats of mixed ability rowers race over a short distance. Rowers compete in a league with prizes awarded at the end of the season to the rower who amasses the most points. This event has proven hugely popular with our membership and is a great way to meet and mix with all club members. Register availability on Teamsnap.

Please contact Alison Robinson for further details.