As you are probably aware this event was scheduled for the Sunday 18th July. Due to the restrictions that would still be in place, Newquay are potentially looking at the date of the Sunday 1st August for the champs.

In order for Newquay to access how best to run the event, if your club is potentially entering a crew(s) please complete the entry via the link. Potentially entering U16 & 17.  

Deadline for completion Wednesday 30th June, 2021.


Thanks to all those who have completed Rowing Registers and submitted.
Reminder for all – rowing registers are required by the 30th June for the 2nd quarter of 2021.
Whilst we haven’t been able to have formal racing yet this year, please do make sure all members of listed so that we can, as previous gauge the effect of covid on the sport of gig rowing.
The information will be published when all rowing registers have been submitted.

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


A newer version of the fixture list will be published asap, but please be aware that there are changes being made all the time.

As clubs assess the pressure of running an event under COVID secure protocol several clubs have decided to cancel their events for 2021. These have been difficult decisions and we all need to respect committees / clubs who have decided not to go ahead.

Also some clubs in response to local councils or landowners have had to make the decision to postpone or cancel to a date later in the year or out of school holidays.

Some clubs have also rescheduled their events to later in the year due to the sheer number of visitors expected at their location throughout the summer months.

Last weeks Updated June V3 Fixture List 2021


With the number of COVID cases on the rise, please can we remind you of the information below. Do not become complacent and remember that even if you do not post of social media, there are many people generally watching.

All clubs should have a QR code that can be scanned by anyone who comes into contact with the club in any way.

You should also have a named person / COVID officer who is keeping information for track and trace purposes for 21 days.

General Rowing

Please remember to follow the guidance.

The guidance remains – clubs should keep the same crew rowing together wherever possible to minimise the number of different close interactions rowers will have with each other. whilst not termed ‘rowing bubbles’ the principle is the same. 

To clarify a ‘stern loader’ is a boat where the cox is sat in the stern ie a gig. Therefore, a cox is required to wear both a face covering and eye protection (goggles / sunglasses or a face visor).

Any media needs to be positive and showing that all rowing is following covid protocols. Remember that there are many webcams and plenty of people with cameras who will publish photos. Make sure that anything that your club posts is showing the club is the best possible COVID secure way.

Please revisit your risk assessments regularly and update as needed.

Some key points to remember when rowing in COVID secure measures, which is required from all.

  • Social distancing where possible
  • Masks on launch and recovery
  • No changing of crews/cox during a rowing session 
  • No stopping to socialize / turning around during the row
  • Wearing of masks / eye protection / face shields for coxes
  • Cleaning boat and equipment between rowing sessions and after use
  • Contact tracing in place (see Weekly Update 40 for QR codes / NHS tracing) this has been a requirement since the 20th September 2020 and continues to be.

The Government is now offering free rapid lateral flow tests to all household. This could compliment, but not replace your COVID secure protocols. Please visit the Government website as below.
Further information will be published in due course.
Government Covid 19 Response      
British Rowing Covid 19 Response

Thanks to all those who have completed this task. If you have not, please do so asap. It is a CPGA requirement that all clubs appoint a safety officer.

The named person needs to have their details logged with the CPGA. Many over the recent year have changed, therefore please can ALL clubs complete the following.
Safety Officer details

As you will have read in the COVID Update, a COVID officer is needed by clubs. Many will probably assign this task to the safety officer. Please make sure that they are aware of the potential task before assuming that they will take on this role.

Deadline for completion, prior to any regattas this season. Please don’t leave it until the last minute.


For most clubs’ trailers have not necessarily be towed for a significant period of time as a result of lockdowns and no regattas.

As we look forward (fingers crossed) to some form of racing this year it is important that not only your gigs are seaworthy but that your trailers are roadworthy.

If you have the expertise in the club, get someone to cast an eye over the trailer for any visual defects, but ultimately for everyone’s safety do get a garage to assess, therefore making sure that your trailer is fully roadworthy and there are no defects.

The IOS World Championship committee have updated their website regarding World Champs 2022.

Please complete the necessary info as required.

Title                                                Date / Deadline                      Venue / Action
U16 & U17 Championship              30th June                                 Via link
Rowing Reg 2nd Quarter                 30th June                                 Via email
Safety Officer details                       3rd July                                    Via link
IOS World Champs 2022                31st July                                   Via link