Welcome to Langstone Pilot Gig Club


A step closer to a Return to Rowing 

Following on from British Rowing’s proposal to the Government, we have at last been given the green light to start planning our return to rowing. The Cornish Pilot Gig Association, have advised us that from 29th August rowing can commence. The delay in a return to our specific rowing is due to the number of rowers and the proximity of rowers within a pilot gig, compared to other types of craft which you may have seen already on the water.  

We are busy putting plans in place for a safe return to our sport working with extensive guidelines from British Rowing. We are currently making contact to gauge members interest and a new rowing diary will be created. The new rowing diary will allow time for cleaning kit and will also make sure there are restrictions on how many members can visit the clubhouse/pontoon at any one time. 

Our Bosun, has been working hard completing the refurbishment of our GRP gig C Shel, which along with Islander will be the main gigs used for our return. These plastic gigs allow more space between cox and stroke rower which is an important factor and can also be cleaned easily. 

Sessions will be limited to an hour with light training whilst members acclimatise themselves to getting back on the water. Initially sessions will be limited to members whilst we trial the new format and we hope to introduce new adult and junior rowers to the sport at some point thereafter. As soon as we can we all look forward to meeting new rowers and new members and getting more people out on the water to share the joys of Gig Rowing at Northney Marina. 

Thank you to all our club members for continuing to support our fabulous club through this time and we look forward to welcoming you all back on the water soon.



Langstone Pilot Gig Club is Hampshire's first Cornish Pilot Gig Club and we have been introducing 

gig rowing and racing to our local community since 2013.  We are based at Northney Marina on 

Hayling Island and we row all year-round in the beautiful waters of Chichester and Langstone Harbours.

We are a community Rowing Club run by volunteers and have around 145 members of all ages 

from 11 to 80 years old, which include all levels of fitness and ability. 


Our membership consists of both recreational rowers and those who wish to race in regattas throughout the summer, and in the World Pilot Gig Championships held in the Isles of Scilly. Langstone Pilot Gig Club represents Hampshire in gig rowing regattas along the Jurassic coast and into Devon and Cornwall. Rowing opportunities extend to mid week and summer evening rows and an exciting list of longer expedition rows which ensure all our members have the chance to enjoy rowing for fitness, fun or friendship.  

As well as the fitness and competitive side, and the joy of being out in the fresh air year-round, our members enjoy the camaraderie of being part of a team, both in and out of the boat.  In addition, we have an excellent programme of social events which are always well attended by our members and their families.

If you would like to give Gig rowing a try we hold Open Rowing Sessions for anyone wishing to try our sport. These sessions are held most Saturday afternoons with qualified coaches and experienced rowers to guide you through. Your first row is free. 

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