EXMOUTH GIG ROWING CLUB
The local community and surrounding area benefit from the traditional activities offered by our not for profit club. Gig rowing has many health and social benefits, providing a safe and welcoming environment to people of all backgrounds from the age of 14 upwards. The club attracts people who admit they might otherwise not exercise at all.
- Obtain a new Cornish Pilot Gig for the club to enable the us to offer more rowing opportunities to the community, to enter into more competitive regattas and to provide those competing with high quality equipment to enable them to be more competitive
- Increase capacity using better equipment enabling the club to explore extending opportunities to schools and youth groups, something which we simply do not currently have capacity for.
How we will achieve our goals
An award of £25000 would allow us to commission and purchase a new, traditionally built, wooden gig, along with the relevant equipment including seat pads, oars and safety equipment. Only traditionally built wooden gigs are allowed to compete.
Where the money will go
This club brings people together from a broad range of ages and backgrounds whom might otherwise never meet. Increasing our capacity will allow us to further extend these chances throughout our community, offering something for everyone, be it a chance to simply get out on the water or to race in the world pilot gig championships.