RETIREMENT OF DAVE CURRAH
In 1992 a new Cornish Pilot Gig was launched at Looe ‘Ryder’ built for the Looe Gig Club. She was the first build for father and son team – Jim and Dave Currah. She was to be the start of a long gig building career for Dave.
Unfortunately, due to ill health, Dave is retiring and will no longer be building Cornish Pilot Gigs.
From the first build the father and son duo went on to build another 27, on Jim’s retirement Dave continued to build, another 18 gigs have taken to the water, with his final 19th solo gig being completed now. A sum total of 47 gigs that he has added to the CPGA fleet.
A number of his gigs have been winning gigs at the World, Newquay, Mixed, Veterans, U16 and U14 championships.
A fantastic career of 47 gig builds, let alone all the other work undertaken.
Thank you Dave, for your builds, help and guidance over the years.
Listed are all his gigs, the brackets indicate the original names and owners.
The CPGA statement of 16th March remains in place.
Whilst we understand all want to get back in the boat, currently it is still not the time to do so. Within the gig you are unable to social distance (please remember a gig is a 6 oared, coxed boat), health and hygiene along with many other issues to consider.
All rowing activities involving gigs / GRP boats continue to be suspended due to the requirements of social distancing. We will continue to keep this matter under review.
Clubs with gyms / ergos are reminded that the government has still not given the green light for opening / use of these facilities.
Please continue to monitor the following:
Government Covid Information
Begin to plan your safe return to club use and rowing, when its possible to do so.
Keep an eye on the Government information regarding the potential opening of gyms.
We are monitoring the situation and guidance that is being issued.
ROWING REGISTER 2ND QUARTER – JUNE 2020
We are all aware that no rowing has been able to take place since the 16th March.
We are therefore not requiring a June register unless you wish to submit one due to changes to your membership.
Please remember that there were changes to the format of the 2020 Rowing Register, follow the link and download the doc – Insert-Club Name – CPGA Rowing Reg March 2020
There are still some clubs with outstanding rowing registers due for March. See table below.
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With lots of shopping being done online now, please share with your membership the link below.
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.
RECYCLING INKJET AND TONER CARTRIDGES
Thanks to all those who are continuing to recycle to the benefit of the environment and the CPGA, with potentially more people working from home, there may be more items ready for recycling.
Anyone who hasn’t yet, here is a great opportunity to recycle an item that most homes, offices etc have.
Please read the following and where possible, spread the word about recycling for the CPGA.
Although as we begin to adjust to the new ‘normal’, there is still some funding on offer to clubs. please check your local councils.
We have also been informed that some clubs have been lucky enough to receive discretionary funding from local councils. So do check out your local council / district council / borough council / town council and see if they can offer any form of funding help.
USEFUL WEBSITES / RESOURCES
During this time, we are all having to adapt to a new ‘normal’.
Take a look at the resources that you can find on the Club Matters website, these might be useful to your club. Below are only a couple of examples:
Some clubs have mentioned AGMs being caught in the lockdown. Take a look at this resource.
- Emergency financial planning, we are all aware that this is having an effect on income for clubs, but what is the true cost.
Many clubs have been successful at applying for emergency grants, so if you haven’t applied, do have a look and see which are applicable to your club’s situation.
Check out the list of grant funders. There is quite a list here, so please do have a read through and see what ones are specific to your particular club/situation/area.
Also continue to monitor your local ‘Active Partnership’ as they have signposting for local info as well as national. All information regarding grant funding can be found on the Covid-19 webpage.
Please note that the Sport England Emergency fund is currently on a temporary pause to new applications.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 17th January 2021 – venue TBC