British Rowing is the governing body for the sport of rowing (both indoor rowing and rowing on water)
Cornish Pilot Gig Association
The Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) is the Governing Body for the sport of Pilot Gig Rowing. The CPGA upholds the specification and heritage of the Cornish Pilot Gig. They work with the pilot gig racing clubs and wider community to maintain the traditional spirit of the sport alongside modern safety and welfare standards. The CPGA is proud of the sport and are delighted that Cornish Pilot Gig rowing is being enjoyed by so many people across the British Isles and overseas.
Portishead Pilot Gig Club Committee
Portishead Pilot Gig Club is governed by an elected Committee, which is responsible for the club’s conduct and business. The committee is made up of a number of key roles whose purpose is to drive the club forward and ensure rowing at Portishead Pilot Gig Club is fun and safe.
The Chair is responsible for club strategy in terms of expansion, financial matters including sponsorship and facilities such as premises and equipment. The club has different aspects which have varying priorities. A key task for the Chair is to try and balance these and allow the club to move forward for the benefit of all.
The Secretary is the contact person and information hub for the club in relation to the Cornish Pilot Gig Association and all the other gig clubs for competition and events purposes. The Secretary is a member of the Club’s management committee, helping devise strategy and enable implementation of that strategy.
The Treasurer manages the club finances, ensuring financial probity. The Treasurer ensures the Committee is aware of and able to oversee the finances of the club.
Safeguarding and Welfare Lead
It is a requirement of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) that any club that has junior members has a Safeguarding and Welfare Lead. This post-holder is responsible for ensuring that club policies, processes and approach to its young people meet high standards to ensure their safeguarding and well being. The post is accountable to the committee, but also to the CPGA Lead Safeguarding Officer.
This role is also the first point of contact on any safeguarding matters, and for coordinating action within the club upon receipt of any concerns or referrals. This role extends to concerns regarding vulnerable adults, or any serious welfare issues within the club, regarding any member.
Operational Health and Safety Lead
The primary responsibility for this role is to ensure that mechanisms are in place to allow and encourage safe operations within the club.
The Communications and Media Lead raises the profile of the club generally through social media and ensures the club’s key events and activities receive good media coverage.