CPGA WEEKLY UPDATE
No 31 – PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP
U14 & U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS INVITE FROM HAYLE
This years’ event will take place as usual at Copperhouse Pool, Hayle, on Sunday 22nd August. The coxes meeting will be at 0930 hrs. and the first race will follow immediately afterwards.
As with other championship events, gigs will be provided hopefully with seats, but you will be required to provide your own oars, pins, lifejackets, and radios.
Please can clubs holding trophies from last year return them to Hayle Pilot Gig Club prior to the Championships.
A reminder that crews must be a genuine Under 14 crew and members of that club (current year 9 or below). Any composite crews must be declared. It may be possible to make up crews from any spare rowers on the day depending on numbers. However, any composite crews are not eligible to win the event or plate race but will have the opportunity to row twice. (ALL rowers need to be included on CPGA rowing registers for each club)
Due to the cancellation of the under 14s in 2020 we are also hosting under 15 crews in a separate race, as above, crews must be a genuine under 15 crew (current year 10 or below)
Although covid restrictions have been lifted we would still ask people to be as covid secure as possible for everyone’s safety. We would request that everyone entering the event takes a lateral flow test either the morning before or the evening before if that is not possible.
We also ask people to distance themselves as much as possible and listen to any advice from the volunteers on the day.
There is no vehicular access to King Georges Memorial Walk on Sundays, this is a council directive, and we ask that your club help us support our local Town Council by respecting this. Oars can be dropped at the main carpark and carried the short distance to the walk. Details of parking will be forwarded to clubs once numbers are confirmed.
As in previous years refreshments will be on sale. The Riviera café and Hayle outdoor swimming pool are next to the venue. Both will be open and the café offers a variety of refreshments, ice creams and drinks.
Deadline for entries – Saturday 15th August via this link. You will be notified when your entry is complete. Do not email Hayle direct.
FIXTURE LIST 2021
The latest version of the fixture list has now been published, but please be aware that there could still be changes made.
We await an update from Newquay regarding Championships in September.
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.
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. An overriding concern for many clubs is that they don’t want to risk an event that might cause an infection spike in the local area that would then be detrimental to local businesses, with potential staff isolation / closure at the busiest time of the year for many locations.
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.
Monday 19th July is the day that restrictions are lifted legally.
For CPGA clubs we offer the following guidance:
With cases of Covid still 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, age groups, those continuing to wear masks.
For more information, please visit
How to Stay Safe and help prevent the spread
Managing COVID – 19
ROWING REGISTERS – 2nd QUARTER – still missing
Thanks to all those who submitted rowing registers this week.
The deadline has now passed, it was the 30th June.
If you are listed below, please send an updated rowing register asap.
As more people return to rowing and hopefully clubs become the hive of local activity again, please refer to the CPGA policies.
Some quick reminders – coxes need to be wearing lifejackets at all times, submission dates for rowing registers, safety, ever changing risk assessments to name a few.
CORNWALL COMMUNITY CHEST SCHEME
If your clubs has a project that you think fits the criteria, get applying.
The grants can cover a wide range of activities, check out the link for more info.
CALLING ALL CLUBS IN SOMERSET, NORTH SOMERSET AND BRISTOL – DEADLINE THIS WEEK
Clubs in Crisis fund can be applied for up to £2021, to help your club provide ‘sport for development’ activities to young people.
Check out the info via the link. Deadline for application 4th August, 2021.
SPORT ENGLAND – RETURN TO PLAY – SMALL GRANTS
Take a look, might be that you can apply as a club for one of these small grants.
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
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Title Date / Deadline Venue / Action
Safety Officer details ASAP Via link
U14 & U15 Entry Sat 15th August Via link
Rowing Reg 3rd Quarter 30th September Via email