Welcome to Langstone Pilot Gig Club


We have received the below directive from our governing body, the CPGA. Please keep an eye on the forum in the coming days as the Gig Community will come together to support one another during these most difficult times. 

We can use our Forum as a place to reach out to each other for assistance when needed. Let's look out for each other and do what we can to support our members if they need it. Keep safe and remember this community is not just for rowing - we are a family!

Dear all,
Following government advice, the CPGA advise suspending all gig rowing activity, at all levels. Gig rowing activity includes club training, league, CPGA and any regattas, plus any course from 17th March until required subject to continued review.

The decision has been taken following the government advice in the interests of rowers, coxes, coaches, umpires, volunteers, supporters and the wider gig rowing community. Where possible all are encouraged to maintain their own fitness, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.  

The CPGA will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.



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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