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Newquay Rowing Club Extension


This not for profit Club are operating in outdated facilities. An extension has been built to house community facilities – a meeting room with kitchen, gym and pilot gig store for 11 gigs. They now need to equip this. The Club helps schools, charities, armed forces and local people of all ages, abilities and disabilities to row pilot gigs.

Our goals:

  • Provide a meeting room and kitchen for the community. According to layout the room is suitable for up to 100 people but can be subdivided according to group size. Catering, using local sourcing will be possible through the kitchen.
  • Fit out the gym, changing rooms, showers. All abilities can train when the weather does not allow for safe rowing at sea. Local fitness classes can be held using the meeting room. The gym is for rowers and locals alike. There are no facilities nearby
  • Equip the gig store on the ground floor. It will have windows so the three heritage gigs will be displayed. The gigs have been restored and maintained by the Club members. These include the Newquay, built in 1812, the Dove, 1820,and the Treffry, 1838
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How we will achieve our goals

Volunteers have raised the funds over many years to build an extension that will benefit rowers and the local community. The Club is located at the Harbour. This is a working port popular with tourists. The Award would enable the facilities to be properly equipped for the 2016 season and to showcase and safeguard the heritage gigs and equipment.

Where the money will go

As well as its own members, the Club organises rowing sessions for many groups – schools, armed forces etc. It hosts the national championships (crews attending from across the UK and Europe). It would transform the pre and post rowing experience by having safe,modern facilities. More can take part. Local people and groups can use the meeting room.

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3 November 2015

Massive thanks to everyone who has voted, shared and worked so hard.

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Lots still to do

2 November 2015

Much to do but here is what is all about! 4 generations of the Bawden family still rowing at Newquay…

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