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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We’re in a short documentary showing a rowing outing…

Our club Treasurer, Julia Webb-Harvey is currently brain-deep in a Masters (Professional Writing) at Falmouth University. She was approached by a fellow-student, Joey Beard (Film and Television) to see if they could come and make a short ‘actuality’ documentary about gig rowing. Our General Training Crew were only to happy to help.

Last weekend Joey and her crew joined our crew for an outing, with four different cameras capturing the experience from different angles. Follow the link below to see the short… we think it’s awesome. It captures the camaraderie, the enjoyment, the discipline, and the beauty of rowing the waters around Falmouth.

Thanks to Joey for letting us have access to the film. For more about Joey, please see her website.

Giggles, the short film.

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Penny Chuter: a true champion!

Penny’s haul of medals from 1962.. (from the article, follow link)

Many thanks to our eagle-eyed club member Celia for sharing this wonderful article about our Training Coach, Penny Chuter. We have huge benefit from her passion for rowing coupled with her curiosity for what makes the rower (and the boat) go better and faster. For Club members, the Penny has issued the training programme, with the focus over the months ahead on technical work. Those documents can be found in the members’ section.

The link to Penny’s biography..

Penny Chuter

The following article, which draws on this biograohy is also worth a read…

Thames skiffing: both decades ahead and behind rowing

 

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125 years of women’s rowing…

FISA celebrates 125 years of women’s rowing, and earlier this year, on International Women’s Day, WorldRowing published this brilliant article, featuring the Club’s very own Penny Chuter. Penny is our Club Coach, and we are incredibly lucky that she now lives in Mylor, and supports all of us in trying to become better rowers. A previous coach to Olympians, now we benefit from her wisdom and experience.

Speaking of coaching, It’s almost the time of year that the training programme begins, as we head into Autumn with a focus on slow, technical drills. This is important as it serves to correct any bad habits that we have slipped into, and fix the ‘muscle memory’ so that when the rates increase, we’re more likely to be technically better, as our bodies do what they’ve been drilled to do.

For the article, please follow the link below:

http://www.worldrowing.com/news/fisa-125th-anniversary-women-rowing-history

 

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