• 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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4 months ago

Lady Freda is on Porthmellon, looking all snug

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Getting closer now!

Are you packed and ready?

#4daystogo #gigrower #WPGC2018 #IOS2018

5 months ago

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)

5 months ago

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

Final countdown.

What will you pack for your #oarsup tipple? 🍾

#10daystogo #gigrower #gigrowing #WPGC2018 #countdown

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago
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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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 their second Dragon Boat Racing Festival last Saturday, with four gig boats decorated as Dragon Boats and eight crews of 12 paddlers competing for the BPGC Dragon Boat Trophy (kindly donated by Kevin Ward).
The 96 competitors gathered on Castle Quay slipway from 8.00am to register and prepare the boats, and the first race started at 9.30am. The boats had splendid Dragon’s heads on the bows of the red and black  Phillipa J and Barum Bobby (both BPGC boats), the white gig Siren (on loan from Appledore gig club) and the blue boat Giggles (on loan from Torridge gig club), and all were coxed by BPGC coxswains.
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