Sidmouth Gig Racing Club


Founded in the summer of 2009 
we're here to encourage the amateur sport of Pilot Gig rowing, serving Sidmouth and the surrounding area. During the summer months we row from Sidmouth beach on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.  

Pilot Gig racing has grown in popularity all along the south and west coasts of England and we take part in regattas in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

We are a member of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) who govern the sport in the UK, and provide standards, rules and policies for clubs.

Fundraising has been at the heart of the committee and we now have three boats.  In August 2010 we were very proud to launch our first training boat Alma, and our first wooden racing gig Keith Owen was launched in March 2012.  In January 2018 we received our second racing gig, Little Picket.

The club is run by a committee that is elected from members at the AGM.  We meet regularly to discuss and decide on plans for the club


Would you like to join us?

New to rowing or enquiring about membership? Please click here.



Is today's rowing On or Off?  Call: 07979 970711  On Saturday and Sunday mornings please do not call before 08:15.  On weekdays the message will usually be updated two hours before the planned start time.


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2019 Renewals

It's time to renew your club membership for the 2019-20 season.  Current memberships will expire on 31st March, and 
you need to renew before then if you wish to row with the club.  Stephen Gray has sent all current members an email with full details of how to renew.

Copies of all the relevant forms and documents can been seen and downloaded from the membership page.



The Gig Club Walking Group has been on its first walk.  More details here.



SIdmouth Ladies and Mens crews took part in the Caradon Three Rivers race on 2nd March.  The Ladies did particularly well.  See more details here, or click on photo to enlarge.




This year's Awards Night Dinner was held in the Woodlands Hotel 
on Saturday 23rd February.  The Best Crew award went to the 
Ladies C crew for their stunning success at the Rame regatta.  
Full report here.