Welcome to Langstone Pilot Gig Club


A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our members, families and friends! We really hope that you have all managed to have a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year.

Following the government’s announcement before Christmas regarding Havant Borough Council area being placed in Tier 4, along with the guidance from the CPGA, regrettably we made the decision to suspend all rowing. These decisions are never taken lightly.  We all understand the importance of exercise and the social aspect of our sport in relation to mental health and overall wellbeing.  However, we must follow the guidance from our governing body.  

After the New Year announcement it appears that these restrictions will now stay in place well into February. We thank you so much for your continued support so that we will all have a club to return to when allowed. Without our members there would be no Langstone Pilot Gig Club.

We will, of course, keep you updated with any developments as soon as we are aware of any changes to these restrictions. 

We all look forward to seeing you all again in 2021, which hopefully, will be a much better year for us all.

Keep safe and look after yourselves and your families x


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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