• 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
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Nipper in Green Lanes! Come in and say hi if you are in Barnstaple.

1 month ago

Come and visit us in Green Lanes Shopping Centre tomorrow (26th May) and support our Off The Row'd Appeal.
We will have Nipper in the Town Square, and we will be running a 30 second challenge on ... See more

2 months ago

Congratulations and well done to Chris Walter, Ellie Ward and Jackie Webster for being selected as part of the crews to represent Devon County in the forthcoming National County Championships on 9th ... See more

2 months ago

Never too early!

Too early? 🤭

#WPGC2019 #GigRower #30thAnniversary #IOS

2 months ago

Results from #WPGC2018:
Mens A 78th, Ladies A, 92nd, Mens B 132nd Ladies B also 132nd! Well done all rowers and coxes 😁

2 months ago

Racing is On! #startyourengines

2 months ago

Racing is On! #startyourengines

2 months ago

We have been on BBC Radio Devon again this morning. A short interview from Andy on our progress so far.
The day is a little misty to start and we hope to progress up the positions today. ... See more

2 months ago

Long Line Results:
Ladies; Lady Freda 96th, Nipper 127th
Mens; Lady Freda 76th, Nipper 111th #barumstrong #WPGC2018 #strengthandhonour

2 months ago

Have just done an interview with BBC radio Devon; listen out for some outrageous lies tomorrow morning during the breakfast show!

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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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