Bristol Sprints – 25th March
Three River Race – 4th March
World Championships – 28th / 29th / 30th April (£25 subs)
Salcombe – 4th June
Bridport – 2nd July
Rame – 22nd / 23rd Jul (Party weekend)
Brixham – 5th Aug
Lyme Regis – 12th Aug
The Great River Race – 9th Sep
MPM Muiden – 4th / 5th Nov
Regatta subs are £10.00 per person. The funds will be re-invested to help pay for the upkeep of equipment.
We currently have a membership waiting list but if you would like to give gig rowing a try please contact us via the email on our contact page and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
Club annual membership
Is a member of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association http://www.cpga.co.uk/
The sport of Pilot Gig Racing has evolved over a number of years from what was once a way of earning a living. Throughout the history of the pilot gig there have been heroic rescues, jobs in pilotage and now the rapidly expanding sport.
Taken from a traditional design, the gigs that are constructed today follow the original specifications as laid down by the Peters family in the form of the gig ‘Treffry’ (1838), which is still actively rowed by the Newquay Rowing Club. Over 200 years ago William Peters working in his yard at Polvarth, St. Mawes, Cornwall would have probably given little thought to the future of his craft. But for us today they are an historical asset, a testament to the skill of the Peters family. Built from narrow leaf (ideally) Cornish elm and inspected at least three times during their build by the Association Standards Officer, the modern gig is a speedy and seaworthy craft.