U14 gig champions

Congratulations to the River Fowey Gig Club U14 A Crew who beat 25 crews from the county and Devon to win the U14 Championships in Hayle on 25th August.

The U14s and the U16s have had a fantastic season racing at events across Cornwall, working hard on their fitness and technique with training sessions on the river several times a week during holidays and after school. (The main photo shows Fowey students competing at the 2013 Cornwall School Games in July.)

Fowey’s U14 A Crew comprises six rowers: Cameron, Jade (who also rows for the U16s), Karl, Fergus, Daisy and Stella. Well done to the whole team.

You can read more about the competition on the Cornish Guardian website

Pilot gig rowing originated in the south west and has fast become one of our county’s most popular team activities. It’s great fun and builds strong abs while providing an excellent overall aerobic workout. Anyone interested in taking up gig rowing next season can contact the River Fowey Gig Club @FoweyGigClub