• 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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Lady Freda is on Porthmellon, looking all snug

Good luck in the Scillies guys, enjoy 👍😎🚣🚣🚢


Getting closer now!

Are you packed and ready?

#4daystogo #gigrower #WPGC2018 #IOS2018

Lady Freda is on the way to the Scillies! Looking forward to rowing her next weekend #barumstrong #WPGC2018 (thanks Kev Ward for the photo and for towing her to Penzance)


I've already started packing my bag! #barumstrong #wpgc2018

Final countdown.

What will you pack for your #oarsup tipple? 🍾

#10daystogo #gigrower #gigrowing #WPGC2018 #countdown


One of our junior rowers has won a scholarship to train at Eton. This will be a fantastic opportunity and well done

A great achievement, well done Ollie 👏

#gigrower #gigrowing #rowing Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club British Rowing

Last month we did a Row-a-Thon in aid of Children's Hospice South West and last week a few of our members presented a cheque of £1,150 to them at Little Bridge House.
We also got to have a look ... See more

North Coast Gig League Series

Results from this year's NCGL. Well done to the Men's vets crew for their 3rd place overall!

2018 FINAL Results:


It was an unexpected blustery day with some very tricky conditions for all the crews on the water for the Final. Bristol brought the big ... See more

With less than 3 weeks to go until we will be on the Isles of Scilly and taking part in the World Pilot Gig Championships.
Here’s a video of the gigs all parked up waiting for the arrival of ... See more

Another good day on Appledore quayside at the North Coast gig league. Best result for #barumstrong was our mixed supervets in a very tight race with Ilfracombe gig club with us taking them on the ... See more

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NEWS: Latest Headline

Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club held a sponsored Marathon row in Rock Park last Sunday to correspond with the annual Jewson Barnstaple Marathon, raising funds for the ‘Over and Above’ campaign at North Devon Hospital, as well as the Gig Club’s Watersports Centre for Barnstaple.
Ergo rowing machines were set up in the distinctive BPGC shelter erected near the Marathon start line in Rock Park.As the countdown for the runners took place five rowers from the club were poised on the machines to start rowing the full Marathon distance, and the row began as the first runners moved off.
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