Thanks to those who have already voted, remember you can vote weekly.

The CPGA has been nominated to be part of the Asda Foundation Green Token Giving online vote through the Asda store at Bodmin, Cornwall. 

Please continue to support this activity. Vote here. Simply select Bodmin on the drop down list and then CPGA.
The vote went live on the (01/12/21) and voting will close at midnight on Monday 31st January 2022.


We are all hoping that 2022 is going to see the resumption of all things gig rowing.

Later this week the fixture list will be published, please if there are any issues or changes needed email secretary@cpga.co.uk

All information regarding the AGM has now been sent to your CPGA contacts. They have been asked to share with all club members.
Any one who has not received this information (club contact) please email secretary@cpga.co.uk


A few emails have arrived regarding change of contacts.

Over the coming week you will all be contacted directly (via email) with the information regarding the contacts held for your club.

If you know in advance that the info is no longer correct, please complete the information using the following link.

A contact list will then be published after the AGM on Sunday 16th January, 2022.

Please remember that you need to have two different people and with differing email addresses for contact. The main contact should be a generic email eg …club@gmail.com – simply use gmail as this is the most accessible one for many.


We are all aware that there is now a significant increase in covid infections.
Currently sport is allowed to continue, but please be aware that should any restrictions be imposed, as the CPGA / clubs we should be ready to react accordingly.
For several clubs with the increase in infection rates, they have decided to make the Christmas and New Year period a natural break.
We continue to recommend the following below.
With a significant rise in covid infections and the new variant, we recommend that when in close contact e.g. launching / loading a boat / enclosed space e.g. gig shed – masks are worn. We also recommend where possible to keep social distancing.
Lateral flow tests are now commonplace task for many, we would suggest that this is encouraged by clubs prior to any training session, in addition to, for many completing for work purposes. As well as reminding all members, that should they show a positive test do not attend training or if they show symptoms to not attend training.
Coxes may wish to return to wearing protecting eg face shield, eye protection, mask when coxing.
For CPGA clubs we offer the following guidance:
With cases of Covid rising, we encourage clubs to maintain a covid secure protocol.

  • Wash / sanitize hands regularly
  • Do not row / visit your club / regatta if you or anyone in your household are showing signs of covid
  • Encourage individuals to take lateral flow tests (still free of charge) if they are not already for their work
  • Continue to monitor with a Club QR code or the clubs method of track and track, or continue with the NHS QR code
  • Respect the rules set by your club and help yourself, club members and public stay healthy
  • Follow rules set out by your club to keep equipment and facilities clean
  • Be kind to your club committee who are giving their time to ensure all are safe and rowing can take place

Social distancing no longer remains at 2 metres, but as a club you need to decide what you are happy with amongst members / as a committee.

Likewise, indoors, close contact when lifting gigs, confined spaces etc housing for a gig, clubs may wish to consider a policy regarding face coverings.

You may wish to set crews according to their wishes eg those that are double jabbed/ boosters, age groups, those continuing to wear masks etc

For more information, please visit

How to Stay Safe and help prevent the spread
Managing COVID – 19


Please remember to make sure that your risk assessments are up to date.

Safety needs to be a priority, and can we remind all that a gig is a coxed boat. Going to sea without a cox is not an option. The rudder / yoke lines need to be controlled by the cox in the coxing position, remember the cox is in charge of the gig and crew.  

Some quick reminders – coxes need to be wearing lifejackets at all times, launching & recovery, emergency action, ever changing risk assessments to name a few.


Thanks to all who are updating or simply sending an email saying no change. A list of those clubs who have yet to submit registered will be on next weeks update.

The final quarter register was due by the 30th December 2021.

If, as a club there have been NO changes to your register since the 30th September, please let us know that by simply sending an email to secretary@cpga.co.uk


Registration has a deadline of 31st December 2021.

Information about booking your travel via IOSSC has been sent to all clubs via a mailchimp update, an individual email has also been sent to each club with your club’s specific discount code.

A reminder from the IOSSC  – Please can you remind all of your club members (included in the email – IOS Gig Championship 2022 Travel Information)

For the 2022 IOS World Championships there is a unique discount code that is being supplied to your main club contact. It is important that before you attempt to book you have received this code and are ready to input.

There is a code that each main club contact is being sent which you need in order to gain the discount.This must not to appear on any social media / websites and any abuse of the code will result in the club members loosing potential discounts in future years.


Thankyou to all clubs who have completed the shipping information. If there have been any issues, you have been contacted.

If you have registered for the championships but not registered for shipping, please get in contact with secretary@cpga.co.uk asap.


Thanks to those who have already supported using this link.

If you purchase anything from Amazon, please do so via the link and the CPGA do get a donation.  Get shopping Amazon Smile.

This can also be applied when purchasing via a mobile app.


Take a look, might be that you can apply as a club for one of these small grants.

Key Info:
Awards of £300-£10,000 are possible:

  • Awards are to help with essential changes to services or facilities and for new projects responding to the need to offer alternatives as a result of the pandemic.
  • All applications should be focused on responding to the effects of the pandemic.
  • Applications should be in line with the government’s national and local guidelines at the time you apply.
  • Applications can be received by not-for-profit organisations.
  • The programme will remain open until the end of 2021.

Sport England – Return to Play – Small Grants – link
Additional potential funding – Sport England Return to Play – Active Together.

Title                                          Date / Deadline                      Venue / Action
CPGA CIO AGM                       16th January 2022                   Via Zoom