Greenbank Falmouth Rowing Club have recently been given two coxed racing boats for their junior squad based at Stithians Lake facilitated by club member Steven Wilmot.

The two vessels have been provided by Bob and Jackie Gibbon, business owners of A gift from Cornwall and have aptly named the two boats 'A gift from Cornwall' and 'Another gift from Cornwall' which provided the youngsters with a suitable sized equipment to train and race in.

Bob said: "I am excited to have an involvement with Greenbank Falmouth Rowing Club. Jackie and I understand that as a local business it’s important for us to support local clubs.

"Not only does it help us establish a presence in the community it also benefits the club which relies upon volunteers to raise funds for equipment which they may not be able to get without our support. It’s rewarding to see Greenbank juniors racing at regattas throughout the Southwest following the disruption Covid-19 had on the sport."

The juniors have competed at Totnes, Wimbleball and Exeter and are halfway through the racing season with regattas at Falmouth, Paignton, Dartmouth and Bideford yet to go.

The club are keen to develop their junior section and are in the process of creating a ‘learn to row and race programme’ in-conjunction with local schools.

Whilst the lake at Stithians can be windy it is a very safe environment in which to learn the sport. Greenbank Rowing Club are offering a range of equipment to suit all ages, levels and ability and are central to Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Helston, Redruth and Camborne areas.

Greenbank will be holding their annual regatta on Saturday, July 30 from 11am until 4pm at Stithians Lake. The day will offer an opportunity to see what the club has to offer with supplying teas, cakes and BBQ food on show throughout the day.

The club are hoping to run taster sessions for juniors in September with details to follow closer to the time.