Helford River Race


Last Saturday saw one of the last events of the season, Helford River Race. This is a pursuit race and crews are given handicaps based on sex, age and experience. Our crew of Tracy Tonkin (cox), Liz Swanson, Jess Hutchings, Lyn Wills, Vanessa Bush, Lauren Tesdale and Lucy Sparrow were in the first 4 gigs to start and 2nd gig over the finish line only being beaten by a crew with 3 men and 3 ladies. Once the handicaps had been applied the final result was 11th out of 24 gigs. A fantastic result at a great, fun event.

Lady Sue rescue

Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team

04.08.2016 – Whilst mustering for training last night at approximately 1900 our pagers were activated by Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre in response to numerous 999 calls.

A Kite-surfer had been observed unable to get his kite into the air and as a result he was drifting towards the Hogus Rocks at Marazion. Penlee Lifeboat Inshore Lifeboat had also been tasked by Falmouth Coastguard.

Quickly on scene, having been conned in to the location by observations from the Penzance Coastguard Station based at Chy an Dour Barracks, the Team confirmed that the Gentleman was in trouble and drifting, helplessly in a strong wind.

They were able to con the ILB to the location of the Kite-surfer who had just been extracted from the sea by a Gig of the Mounts Bay Gig Club.

Having checked the welfare of the Gentleman he was transferred to the shallow water of the beach to an awaiting Coastguard, donned in water rescue equipment. The Gentleman, who was a visitor from Switzerland, was further checked over and returned to his friends on shore.

*** Remember ***

If you see someone you think is in trouble on the coast or at sea, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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Social Row

It’s Mousehole Sea salt and Sail Festival this weekend so we are having a gentle row over to enjoy the festivities.Meeting at 11 am and returning around 3 pm. If members  would like to join in please contact Zoe on her usual number or sign up in gig shed.

Hoping for good weather.

Invitation to join us.

Sunday rowers in sunshine and flat water.
Sunday rowers in sunshine and flat water.

The Sunday morning crew having a last paddle around the Mount before the evening sessions start.If you would like to try rowing in our beautiful Bay then contact Zoe 01736 367989. for more details. We are starting our Novice/ Newcomer evenings on Monday and Thursday at 7 pm from next week. all ages and ability welcome.

9am-9pm 14/06/09


Amazing drive fly sail-by-shooting taken by Neil Holden who  finally got round to completing it . Received today 11/04/16

‘Mount’s Bay Gig Club shot between 09:00 – 21:00 on 14/06/09’

It gives us hope that one day we will get around to doing that gig related thing we are wanting to do…


Row like Italians

A date for your diary….more info to follow soon.

Savona, Italy 2015
Savona, Italy 2015
The Fixed Seat Italian Rowing Federation is happy to invite you to take part to the 6th FIXED SEAT EUROPEAN Rowing CUP. On October the 8th (Saturday), 2016, this event will be hosted by Lake Maggiore.( North of Milan ) On Friday, there will be the opportunity to train and to try “Gozzi or Jole boats” with Italian coaches. On Saturday, THE RACE! Abroad boats may be different but the passion of the supporters is the same all over the world.

MBPGC win award for best kept gig

Today at the CPGA AGM, on behalf of the club Ryan Watts was presented the award for the best kept gig, for Jeannie. She originally built for Mount’s Bay, then sold to Teign. Last year she returned to the club in a rather poor state. After spending some time with Andrew Nancarrow, then subsequently members worked hard to bring her back to her former glory, this time in traditional Mount’s Bay colours. She was raced at the World Championship’s in May 2015 and has been used for training throughout the summer.

We are extremely proud and delighted to have won this award and is testament to the hard work our maintenance team have put in.



Fundraising success!

On Saturday , the club held a  fundraising event, kindly hosted by the Godolphin Arms, Marazion. Linda Wills and Lucy Sparrow pulled the event together excellently. There were rails of clothes for sale and plenty of scrummy homemade cakes. A total £500 was raised

Thank you to all who helped on the day. mms_20160117_211757 WP_20160116_13_26_24_Pro WP_20160116_13_27_08_Pro

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