Welcome to Langstone Pilot Gig Club


Giggers are jumping for joy to get back to rowing!


We were finally ready to get our members back in the boats for training sessions starting on Saturday 12th September.  

Following strict Covid-19  guidelines from British Rowing and creating or own Standard Operating Procedures we were able to safely welcome our club members back. Feedback from rowers has been really positive with members feeling safe and able to enjoy their rowing. The next step is to get back to midweek rowing sessions before the end of September which are a very popular addition to our clubs busy weekend rowing timetable. 

In addition to the return to rowing we have also seen the return of our racing gig – Star of Northney, which has been having a little TLC during lockdown. Along with Star of Northney the club have also seen their plastic training gig C Shel given a full makeover by Matt Walton and she has now returned looking as good as new.  

Huge thanks to Matt for all the time and effort he has put into renovating C Shel along with all the other projects he has carried out as Club Bosun. We all wish him well as he moves on to Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club.


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. 

To book your place in a crew and participate in Britain's fastest growing water sport click HERE!


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