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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 (from under 14s to our famous ‘supervets’. All ages, shapes and sizes! – read on…). The pilot gig racing circuit extends from the westernmost Isles of Scilly, all over Cornwall and along the south and west coasts as well as overseas such as at the amazing MPM event in Holland.

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Next Learn to Row Course: 29th March

Plastic Gig Event at Newlyn- LB Triumph!

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This Saturday we took our training gig ‘Flushing’ to the Pendeen Plastic Gig regatta near Newlyn.  Ladies A, B, Men’s B and the Supervets crew all took part, with the club finishing 2nd overall (out of 14 boats) in the whole event.

Ladies B won their race and came 2nd later on in the Vets race. Whilst Ladies A and Men’s B were 2nd in their races and MB 5th when they also rowed the A event. The men’s Supervets finished 3rd.

Thanks to the supporters & coxes who came along, to Kris for racing 3 times (helping out Ladies A), and to Stephen for towing.  A successful outing for the club in the run up to Scillies in just 20 days time.

3 Rivers Results

There were calm and sunny conditions at Saltash for the 3 Rivers Race hosted by Caradon Gig Club. The first outing for our new gig Zawn and one of the last for Vilt which will be going to Holland after Scillies. We are so lucky to have two great boats to race in at the moment. The club entered 4 crews this year and for Sean Yendle, in Men’s A, it was his first ever competitive race. And Jilly Slater’s first ever coxing experience.

LA equalled the club record and finished 5th overall, MA were 7th, LB 29th and MB 27th.  Out of a total of 53 boats in the ladies race and 51 in the men’s.  Vilt, rowed by the A crews, finished 3rd overall (a combination of the times in the men’s and ladies fleets). And Zawn finished 31st.

LA: Barry Churcher (cox), Celia, Sally, Lynn, Sarah, Kim, Frances
MA: Lynn Stonehouse (cox), Jeremy, Mike, Andy, Paddy, Sean, Mark

LB: Jilly Slater (cox), Liz, Hilary, Sue, Marianne, Kris, Caroline
MB: Barry Churcher (cox), Steve(?) from Newquay, Peter, Justin, Ross, Gosse, Stephen

Picture: Men’s A getting ready to launch

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Zawn – naming ceremony

Our brand new gig – Zawn – was officially named yesterday afternoon. She was then launched and rowed for the very first time by club members.

John Symons, Chair of Mylor Parish Council officiated and club Chairman, Simon Thompson, thanked those involved in raising and donating the money which enabled the club to buy the latest edition to the ever-growing club fleet.  Nankersey Male Voice Choir sang some very fitting accompanying songs.

Photos courtesy of Lynn Stonehouse


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Christmas Party

Another great FMPGC Christmas Party – compered by Andy & Neil. With fewer acts than usual, it was more a matter of quality over quantity (well, in some cases…). Steve Cary received a standing ovation for his stunning solo performance, Simon & Bauke went with a topical sketch and the entertainment ended with bearded versions of Mike, Dave, Andy and Jeremy singing and playing us out.

The annual awards ceremony was followed by the ever-popular raffle and disco. Well done to all who helped organize, set up and clear up afterwards.  Before expenses need to be deducted, nearly £900 was taken on the night.

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Christmas Party Tickets!

It’s that time of year again. FMPGC Christmas parties are legendary and tickets will be selling fast. So grab yours quick!

14th December. 7pm – midnight. Tremayne Hall, Mylor Bridge.

Bring your own food & drink.

The easiest way to buy tickets is via Paypal using the links below. N.B. you do not need a Paypal account to do this.

Alternatively payment can be sent or given to Celia Fraser.


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Club wins funding award!

Another Sport England Award

The club has just received an offer of a ‘Small Grant’ award of £9750 from Sport England to purchase new equipment for our new wooden gig, built by Dave Currah. This grant will enable the club to buy a new trailer and cover, a set of ladies and men’s oars, cushions and pins. We will be officially naming and launching this new gig in the new year.

 

Cake Sale

FMPGC held a fundraising cake stall at the Flushing Village monthly produce & craft fair on Saturday.

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