Penwith College and Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club join forces!
Students from Penwith College have been participating in a 'Learn to Row' project delivered by Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club. The initiative introduced the students to the concept of gig rowing, taking them out on the open water and experiencing what it is like to be part of a gig team inside a thirty two foot long boat.
The course which has been delivered by volunteers from the gig club forms part of a wider project that sees the joint working with Penwith College to help provide more opportunities for young people from the Penwith community.
Penwith College have recently developed a Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme to help young people stay active during their time at the college, which provides activities throughout the day for students to participate in.
Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club formed in 1986 and have three Cornish pilot gigs and three plastic replica gigs for training and introducing newcomers to the sport. The club are open to all and are extremely keen to engage with Penwith College to help attract new members to the club.
Julian Wills, Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker said "I am delighted to be working in partnership with Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club, they have great volunteers and are offering some brilliant opportunities for our students at Penwith."
As well as delivering the 'Learn to Row' course, the club will be linking with Penwith College to deliver other initiatives including training and participation opportunities throughout the year.