This week we shared with you some sad news regarding the sudden passing of Dave Currah, master gig builder.
What a fleet of gigs he has built, and many memories have also been shared amongst clubs.
Thank you to all who have sent messages for the family, all have been passed on.

Thanks to those who have responded, please can we ask that you add your referred choice by Monday 1st November, 2021.
As we are all aware last year’s AGM was completed via zoom due to the circumstances.
In January 2022 we would hope that group meetings of large numbers can take place inside, but we are asking you, the membership your opinions would rather have the AGM at a location, via zoom or a combination of both.
Please add your opinion.


If you are listed below, please send your register asap, it was due on the 30th September.

BidefordCRABPar BaySt Agnes
BritanniaFoweyRaleighTorpoint Rowers


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Open now for registration with a closing date of 23rd December 2021.

You can now double check whether your club has registered by visiting this link. Has My Club Registered?

Please note that if you are entitled to enter more than one gig, you can do this via the registration link, just follow the instructions on the Registration page.

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.

If as a club you are not attending and previously indicated you are not attending, you will not receive a code. If you are no longer attending as a club, please do not use the code, but get in contact asap with the secretary@cpga.co.uk Likewise, if you are now attending and need to have a code, please get in touch.

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.


Always a useful website with a wide range of material that are free.  Sport England Club Matters


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.


There are still a number of covid infections within the population, 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 becoming a common place twice weekly task for many, we would also suggest that this is encouraged by clubs for those who might not necessarily have to complete a test for work purposes. As well as reminding members that should they show a positive test, do not attend training or if they show symptoms to not attend training.

For those attending any regattas – you are being asked by the host clubs to complete various tasks before attending. Please help the clubs by working with them and completing as asked by the deadlines.

Monday 19th July was the day that restrictions were 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


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.

Title                                                     Date / Deadline                      Venue / Action
Rowing Reg 3rd Quarter                      30th September (overdue)      Via email
AGM preferences                               1st November                           Via link
IOS World Champs Registration         23rd December 2021               Via link
Rowing Reg 4th Quarter                      30th December                        Via email
CPGA EGM                                         16th October                            Via zoom