• Lady Freda (Wooden Racing Gig)

Welcome to Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club

We are a community based rowing club that was established in 2010 and 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.
Please have a look at our website, which has lots of information about the sport of gig rowing. There are details about how you can get involved, as a new member or sponsor and links to other interesting sites related to our sport. Hope to see you on the water soon.

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1 month ago

Last night we had the privilege of helping North Devon Hospice tow their Floating Bye tribute across the Taw and Torridge estuary.
A moving tribute to those who have been lost.

FLOATING BYE . Evening held by North Devon Hospice at Instow North Devon. Aerial Filming by SkyLens Aerial Imaging. All enquiries to; Info@skylensimaging.co....

1 month ago
Barnstaple - It's a must

Barnstaple is the place to be this weekend.
So many events going on.
We will be holding our Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday. Come along for s coffee and bacon roll and show your support for the crews ... See more

Barnstaple's the place to be with the next weekend (June 30th and July 1st) predicted to be the town's busiest yet!

The fabulous Fringe Festival will be kicking off on Thursday 28th and will be in ... See more

1 month ago

Barnstaple Gig Club training. ‘Phillipa J’ heading towards wading Egrets.

2 months ago

Not much rowing going on i think 🙂

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Come on down to Rock Park today, we are taking part in Picnic in the Park.
Sign up to a Taster Session or have a go at the 30 Second Challenge.
We’ve just had the town mayor Cllr Ian Roome do a 30 ... See more

2 months ago


2 months ago
Photos from Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club's post

A couple of photos from Swanage Regatta this weekend. Our ladies crew looked strong out on the water, while we all looked lovely in our team photo! Credit to Beardy from Smile and Turn for the ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club's post

Some lovely photos of our crews out rowing in the recent good weather #barumstrong #BPGC #devon (thanks to Simon Ellery for taking these)

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Fullabrook CIC Support new Watersports Centre in Barnstaple

Fullabrook CIC announced on Wednesday that they are happy to support Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club’s application for funds towards the cost of purchasing the warehouse on Rolle Quay adjacent to the Sea Cadets compound, for use as a Watersports Centre.  Fullabrook CIC have pledged £34,000, which, when added to funds already raised, exceeds 25% of the purchase price.

Barnstaple Pilot Club intend to refurbish the building for use as a boathouse and equipment store on the ground floor level, and as a spacious club room on the first floor level.  The latter will be made available to any other organisation needing a meeting place in central Barnstaple as needed.

Planning permission has already been obtained for change of use, and initial drawings prepared by Peregrine Mear’s Architectural practise for refurbishing the building, including proper access for the disabled, new toilet facilities and a spectacular hall on the first floor level.

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