Crew Clothing Launches Initiative to Encourage Customers to Try Rowing Through the Give it a Go Campaign

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Crew Clothing have arranged events to encourage their customers to try their hand at gig rowing at numerous events held throughout Cornwall and Devon as part of their Give it a Go Campaign.

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Try Gig Rowing with Crew Clothing

Crew Clothing Co. is delighted to announce its support of gig rowing by sponsoring a number of gig rowing clubs across England’s South West.

As part of the initiative, those new to gig rowing will have the chance to try their hand at the sport on a number of dates throughout July and August through its Give It A Go campaign (please see below for the full list of events).

As well as experiencing what it’s like in a gig boat, participants will be able to attend an après-sea party to meet experienced gig rowers who will answer any questions they may have. To reserve a place on the Give It A Go gig boat, please email events(at)crewclothing(dot)co(dot)uk.

The traditional Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boat, built of Cornish narrow leaf elm. Its original purpose was as a general work boat and was used for taking pilots out to incoming vessels in the Atlantic. Today pilot gigs are used primarily for sport and there are around 100 active gig rowing boats across the globe.

Crew Clothing is passionate about traditional British sports and is thrilled to support the gig rowing community in its quest to popularise the sport. In addition, the move supports Crew’s initiative to further strengthen its ties with its coastal roots and associated coastal traditions.

The British casual luxury clothing retailer is no stranger to supporting British sporting events. In May 2011 the company announced it will be providing the stewards of the world famous Queen’s Club Tennis Tournament with several items of clothing including men’s shirts in Crew Classic Stripe and Ashton Blazers, as well as women’s shirts and white Burley Blazers.

In the past, Crew has also sponsored the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) and Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall and as the official clothing supplier to the England Polo Team.

Those keen to get involved with Give It A Go, or would like more information about the campaign, can email events(at)crewclothing(dot)co(dot)uk. Give It A Go events will be held on the following dates:

Salcombe, Devon
Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club
Wednesday 13th July

Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth Gig Club
Wednesday 20th July
Wednesday 27th July

Dartmouth, Devon
Gigs Might Fly Rowing Club
Thursday 21st July

Padstow, Cornwall
Padstow Rowing Club
Wednesday 3rd August
Wednesday 17th August

Rock, Cornwall
Rock Rowing Club
Wednesday 10th August
Wednesday 24th August

About Crew Clothing Co.
Crew Clothing Co. was started in 1993 by Alastair Parker-Swift and was run out of a small windsurfing shop in Salcombe. Today the business has grown significantly with over 400 staff; however it remains a family run business which is passionate about creating clothing that epitomises British casual luxury.

For more information about Crew Clothing, their events, sponsorship and any PR matters, please contact:
Frank Sendler
Crew Clothing Co
20 Lydden Road
SW18 4LR
+44 (0)20 8875-7205


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