• 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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2 weeks ago
NORTH DEVON HOSPICE FLOATING BYE

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....

2 weeks 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

3 weeks ago

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

1 month ago

Not much rowing going on i think 🙂

1 month ago

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1 month 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

1 month ago

CHALLENGE YOUR COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS OR TEAMMATES!!

1 month 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

1 month 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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DRAGONS ON THE RIVER TAW

Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club held their first Dragon Boat festival on Sunday 1st July on the River Taw in Barnstaple.  Crews were invited to take part from the local community, and entries came from Pearce Construction, Fremington Trailblazers (2 crews), St George’s Dragons (NHS), the Windsor Arms and a Barbarian crew.

Two gig boats were decorated with Dragons heads, and seating arranged for 12 paddlers, a drummer and a coxswain in each boat. Race control was at the Town Station on The Strand, and racing started at about 7.45am as the incoming tide rushed in.  The start line was adjacent to the swing bridge over the Yeo, and the finish line was adjacent to Queen Anne’s statue.

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