Announcement: New Rowers Always Welcome – Come Along & Try Pilot Gig Rowing!

Welcome to Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club.

 

We’re here to promote and encourage participation in the amateur sport of rowing, based in the communities of Flushing & Mylor. Our boathouse is on Trefusis Road, Flushing, TR11 5UB. And we row from the main Flushing Beach, beside Kiln Quay.

New rowers are always welcome. Whether you are looking to take up rowing for social reasons, want to get out on the water and make the most of our coastline or if you’ve got a desire to get involved in gig racing. We have members, young and old, who regularly use our boats. See the other pages on this site for more details about getting involved.

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Rowing out to honour the Falmouth Classics

We were honoured to receive an invitation to join the Falmouth Classics Parade of Sail, which took part on Sunday 18th June. The conditions were near perfect for rowing – smooth seas, warm sunshine and a gentle breeze. Not so good for the ‘classics’ themselves, as the wind struggled to fill their sails until they were nudging out of the Carrick Roads.

Penarrow coming out to join the parade

Two crews, in Pinnacle and Penarrow, followed the parade, joining up with our neighbours from Nankersey, resplendent in pirate and Poldark themes. It made us wish that we’d read the memo and tried a bit harder… There’s always next year!

At FMPGC, we love the different types of rowing opportunities there are. If you are interested in joining the club, please see our JOIN section.

 

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And now for something completely different… confirmation of our Regatta!

On the beach at last year’s regatta (2015)

We’ve completed the risk assessment, obtained permission from Falmouth Harbour Master, built a project plan, so we’re good to go!

Our Regatta will take place on Sunday 25th June, at ‘Flushing beach’ right at the end of Trefusis Road, home of our gig club. This year we have rubbish tides to deal with, so it won’t be the usual sprints between Kiln Quay and Flushing Sailing Quay. No this year, thanks to the imagination of our Chair, Dave Matthews, it will be a race celebrating the heritage of the Cornish Pilot Gig.

The ‘race mission’ will be to launch, with a pilot, and race to a waiting ship. The pilot will collect ‘orders’ and complete those, coming back to the beach to finish the race. Races will be timed, and of course there will be winners (and cups!). We’re encouraging crews to come in fancy dress, and take part in a ‘fun’ regatta after the serious business of the Falmouth Sprints the previous day.

As we will have more beach than water, the emphasis will also be on the beach activities. Of course there will be plenty of lovely FMPGC food – bacon butties from 10:00, a BBQ at lunch, and a constant supply of cake and hot drinks. A bar will also be available all day. We hope to have some beach games, and we’ve secured a big fat rope for a tug-o-war…

Entries are strictly by invitation only, so if any club reading this hasn’t received an invitation (sorry), write to us anyway, and we can always put you on our reserve list. Email: Fmpgcsec@gmail.com

Now, who has a line up to the weather gods?

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 “Calm before the storm” social row

Our latest social row had to crews in Flushing and Mylor rowing up the Penryn River and then back to enjoy drinks and canapés on the Greenbank pontoons.

It was a fabulous evening watching the sun go down and wishing Jerry and Claire all the best for their move.

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