Rowing Gig Taster – 4 May

News from SWFYC

The taster rowing sessions hosted by SWFYC rowing section will take place on Saturday 4 May.(High water 13.41)
The gigs will be brought over to URYC approximately 2 hours before high water. They will take two novices at a time, (or three if one wants to sit in the pilot seat and is willing to swap around whilst out).

Fancy a go in a gig?

If the date and times suit, please send an email to to confirm your definite interest. This will allow us to firm up numbers and then SWFYC can put things in place to make sure everyone gets a good shot at it.

On the day

SWFYC’s Steve Wood (0798 396 3276) is your contact point for this event. If you have any questions about the day that are not covered here, please call Steve.
Before getting on the water there will be a quick familiarisation on land. Then Steve will coordinate a ’round robin’ so even if a lot of URYC members want a go, he will ensure everyone has the opportunity to try gig rowing.
Doug and Sue from Woodham are down to help. Steve and his wife Louise, who is SWFYC secretary and is also one of SWFYC’s more experienced Gig rowing coxswains, will be the principle organisers on the day.


Please confirm your definite interest by 25 April so I can ensure a proper hand over to Steve and Louise. This is essential as unfortunately I will be away sailing when the gig rowing takes place so cannot take part personally.