If you haven’t already seen, there has been a mail chimp sent this week – the CPGA have advertised a couple of recruitment opportunities.

Take a look – Recruitment Opportunities


Missing rowing registers – please submit asap.
Bideford Portsmouth Yealm
Paignton Torpoint Rowers


These are being drawn up and will be sent to all clubs asap, apologise for the delay.

If you don’t get one this week please get in contact with and it will be reissued.


These are being issued today / tomorrow – Sunday 6th & Monday 7th February. Please follow the instructions for completion of forms etc.
The forms are:
Electronic Shipping Note (excel)
Electronic Shipping Note (pdf)
Banking Details for Payment (please note costings below)
World Pilot Gig Championship 2022 (Gig & Trailer Reservation form)
All forms can be downloaded via this link – Shipping Forms Download

There are so many variables for the completion of the shipping rota and where possible all elements have been considered.

As you are aware you were asked to list all gigs – wooden and GRP and any other boats that you have access to as a club, we rely on honesty and if clubs haven’t been, there is very little that we can do to make the rota as fair as possible.

Returning from the Islands those clubs who only have one gig and it was shipped for the championships are the ones who return first so that all can compete in the season on the mainland when it starts.

Where possible if travelling distance, you have a Gry Maritha shipping ex Pz and return from St Marys, this allows later delivery to Penzance and earlier return for the pickup. The Gry Maritha does have a period where she is not in service during the run up to the championships, therefore during that week there is no option for later delivery.

First shipping date is Friday 11th March, no longer Monday 7th March, but still on the Gry Martha.

Please remember :
Gigs will not be accepted with anything other than oars stored in them – any gig found to be carrying items of camping equipment, foodstuffs and other supplies will have items removed by Steamship personnel. Applicable freight rates will then apply to the articles involved and there is a possibility that the goods may not be taken on the day requested. A handling charge will also apply.
There will be a £20 return charge for each oar shipped separately to gigs.
Flares can NOT be shipped in the gigs – these must be declared & paid for separately.
Please ensure trailers are suitable for lifting. They must also have a working handbrake, working jockey wheel and adequately inflated tyres.
Any “NO-SHOW” gigs (or late arrivals) will be charged the full fare and a new booking must be made if space is available.
Costings for your information, this is additional to race entry fees. Payments for shipping direct to the IOSSC by 3rd March, 2022.


It’s worth looking to see if any projects that your club are considering this year fit this new fund criteria.

Between £300 and £10,000 so worth looking.

Visit the Sport England Website for more details – click here.


The latest fixture list has been published, hopefully this is now more or less set for the season.

Thanks to those clubs who have notified us of limited numbers or invite only. If this applies to your club event, please update with email to and they will be clearly identified on the fixture list in the next publication.


Please remind all booking that they need to follow the information that was sent via mailchimp a while ago and input the code at the start, otherwise the discount is not active.

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.


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


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Please continue to be aware that Covid has not disappeared. Numbers of infections are still high but falling. Please remain sensible in your approach as a club and be ready to react if the situation changes.

We continue to recommend the following below.

Think about how you as a club wish to deal with any confined spaces, eg mask or not, but make your club members aware and also amend risk assessments accordingly.

Lateral flow tests are now commonplace, we would suggest that this is still encouraged. Follow all guidance regarding isolation etc as required.

Coxes may wish to return to wearing protecting eg face shield, eye protection, mask when coxing.

Continue to
Wash / sanitise hands regularly
Encourage lateral flow test for all
For more information, please visit

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


Title Date / Deadline Venue / Action
Payment for Shipping to IOS 3rd March, 2022 Payment direct to IOSSC
Club Membership Register 31st March, 2022 Via link