St Goran Rowing Club

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The St Goran Rowing Club is a thriving part of our community that focuses on the very Cornish sport of gig rowing. A gig is rowed by six rowers and helmed by a cox.

Our teams compete in regattas around the South West throughout the summer, including our own regatta in June and the World Championships held on the Isles of Scilly over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Our gigs

The club has three gigs, Vault, Gwineas and Pen-a-Mean.

Vault and Gwineas are traditional wooden boats and are eligible for competition. They are painted the distinctive St Goran purple.

Pen-a-mean is fibre glass and is our practice boat.

How to join

No experience is needed and taster sessions are offered during the season.

Juniors start from age 11 upwards.

Membership is £ per annum for adults and £ per annum for juniors, payable annually before 31st March.

Membership also covers insurance. You cannot row if you are not a member.

Our teams

We compete in the following categories.

Under 14

Under 16



Veterans Men – over 40

Veterans Women – over 40

Supervets – over 50

training times

Men – Sundays 9.00am and Tuesdays 6.30pm (both at the gig shed).

Ladies – Sundays 9.00am (on the beach) and Wednesdays 6.30pm (at the gig shed).

Juniors (ages 11 – 16) – Sundays 11.00am (on the beach).

Follow us

The St Goran Rowing Club has a Facebook group for adults here and a group for juniors here.

Why not check out the webcam on training days, you may catch the gigs launching or returning.

Get in touch

For more information please contact

Jackie Enos  Chair –

Tel: 01726 843257

Tim Brown Secretary –

Rebecca Holman – Club Captain.

More about Gig rowing

Gigs started life as pilot boats, the fastest crew got their pilot onto incoming boats and so won the payment. Gigs are also recognised as one of the first shore-based lifeboats that went to vessels in distress, with recorded rescues going back as far as the late 17th century.

Now that gigs no longer have a working role, their long tradition has been adapted for sport. Gig racing is governed by the Cornish Pilot Gig Association and racing began in 1986.

For more on the Cornish Pilot Gig Association see here.

For further information on racing events and results see Gig Rower here.

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