Welcome to Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club

We are a community based rowing club that is open to anyone who wishes to row Pilot Gig boats either socially or competitively. We also welcome membership from those who just wish to offer their support as social members without having to worry about rowing. Applications are welcome from adults of all ages and juniors from 11 -15 years.
Look out for us on the water offering social rowing for those who just want to enjoy the water on the River Taw and more competitive training for those who want to compete in Regattas. We have over 100 members, two race gigs and two training gigs. In August 2012 we founded our Junior section which will allow the club to grow in coming years and now has a competent group who regularly train together and compete at many regattas. During 2016, we had a very successful run at World Pilot Gig Championships in May and competed in many regattas throughout the South West, putting up a good fight with other local clubs and coming away with some trophies. We are now starting our winter training ready for next season and members will be training hard on and off the water in order to build on 2016 performances. Please have a look at our website, which has lots of information about this fast growing West Country sport. There are also details about how you can get involved, as a new member or sponsor and links to other interesting sites related to our sport.

Barnstaple Regatta- 27th August 2017