From tractor to gig – the club welcomes St Columb Young Farmers.

It was a beautiful June evening as we welcomed St Columb Young Farmers to the club and invited them to swap tractor for gig and have a go at learning to row.


After a safety briefing and background to the heritage of the gig club in Padstow, we were ready to take to the water. With a superb turnout, we launched both Dasher and Teazer, our training boats, and managed to take all 24 young farmers out for a half hour row and short race back into the harbour. It wasn’t long before we realised the potential of many of the novices so will certainly be encouraging them to come again. A great night had by all.

We look forward to welcoming more of the Cornwall Young Farmers to the club soon.





Saltash Regatta – Sat 11th June 2016

A perfect day, flat calm for most of it & very little wind until the afternoon, roasting hot at times! Ladies B race was the hottest row ever!

LA – Annie, Helen, Caireen, Liz, Sarah, Lizzie – won 2nd heat

MA – Pete F, Matt, Simon, Scott, Mark, Sean – 2nd in 2nd heat

LB – Caireen, Helen, Leisa, Liz, Ros, Amy – 3rd in 2nd heat

MB – John, Sean, Dave, Bob, Ed, Ryan – 5th in 2nd heat

LC – Ros, Lizzie, Leisa, Liz, Sarah, Amy – 4th in 1st heat

MC – Dave, Bob, Ryan, Ed, John, MB Alan – ?

Mixed – Annie, Matt, Simon, Liz, Pete F, Helen – 2nd in 2nd heat

Rock Regatta – Sun 29th May 2016

We rowed over to Daymer Bay in the fog which soon cleared (or did it?…) to leave a beautiful sunny day, albeit with a strong northerly wind.

The Ladies Vets crew rowed out to the start, coxed by Rachel (her first race coxing!) & the fog rolled back in, causing all the coxes to miss the first mark! The safety boat re-directed everyone & once we were around the last mark we were back in the sunshine!

It was a great days racing & some good results & very sun burnt faces by the time we’d rowed back to Padstow!

LV – Ros, Emma l, Sarah, Helen, Leisa, Jen – 13th

MV – John, Sean, Simon, Pete W, Dave, Bob – 7th

LB – Annie, Helen, Leisa, Amy, Ros, Emma L – 6th in 2nd heat

MB – John, Anthony, Ryan, Pete F, Dave, Bob – 23rd

LA – Annie, Emma L, Sarah, Liz, Caireen, Emma M – 6th in 1st heat

MA – Wil, Sean, Pete F, Pete W, Ed, Benjie – 3rd in 2nd heat


About Us


From March through to October crew training takes place several nights a week (see the info page for the timetable) and we race most weekends from June to September, usually on Saturdays at other club regattas throughout Cornwall and Devon. Crew rowers must be keen to represent the club in races and be determined to improve their fitness and rowing technique. Our primary objective is to produce strong crews who can compete well at these events!

We also hold a club rowing nights where novices can learn to row before progressing through to the crew rowing and club rowers can enjoy the benefits of a row on our beautiful estuary in Padstow.

We currently have 4 Gigs – Brabyn built by Brian Nobbs (2010), Petroc (2004), Teazer (1988) and Dasher (1989)