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, the government has given the green light for the 25th July. You are reminded that as a club, you need to follow all the advice concerning the reopening of these areas and implement as required.

Please continue to monitor the following:
NHS Information
Government Covid Information

Begin to plan your safe return to club use and rowing, when its possible to do so.

Crew Boats. Based on the 9th July advice from the UK Government, plans for team versions of sports must now be approved by the Government. We would consider crew boats to fall under this category and British Rowing will submit a plan accordingly. Until this plan is approved, gig rowing cannot take place.

We are monitoring the situation and guidance that is being issued. Updates will follow.


Please visit the updated document regarding Club Legal Structures from Coodes.


The MCA publish a number of potentially useful leaflets / Stickers / Maps etc

One that could be useful for clubs is the Emergency Radio Procedure sticker (second item in the table).

Take a look and order direct if you think they would benefit your club.


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

No Register Submitted Submitted but requires amendment


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.


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.

In the table below are a some of the main council bodies.

Council Council Council
Cornwall Council Dorset Council East Sussex County Council
Devon County Council Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council London (Richmond)
Torbay Council Somerset Council Oxfordshire County Council
Plymouth City Council Bristol City Council Essex County Council
North Devon Council Hampshire County Council Norfolk County Council




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.


Annual General Meeting (AGM)       Sunday 17th January 2021     Venue – TBC