We are a traditional pilot gig rowing club based in Ilfracombe Harbour.

Formed in 2007, we are a very active club with nearly 100 members and  four boats. Lantern and Capstone are our fibre glass training boats and we have two wooden boats, replicas of the pilot boats and lifeboats used on our coast 200 years ago, Rapparee and Rogue.



We can regularly be seen training from Ilfracombe Harbour or setting off on recreational rows along our beautiful coastline. We have three competitive squads - men's, women's and juniors' - and travel throughout the South West competing against other gig clubs.






Our first race night was a fantastic success with everyone having a great time. And we raised very nearly £500!!
Click here for photos!

The Scilly Season


We have just come home from a great World Champrionships in the Scillies! Our Supervets and Men's Squads did particularly well and all our squads did us proud. Photos are now available here.




Proper Job!



Winter maintenance has been completed on all four boats! This has been our biggest maintenance season ever. See more ...



Saltash Action



We had a men's and a women's crew at the Three Rivers race in March. Well done to all involved!




Focus on IPGC



The March issue of Ilfracombe Focus magazine has a page on the Club. Pick up your free copy in shops and pubs. 




Another crazy wildlife sighting!



 We get to see all sorts of wildlife from the gigs. This time, we were just trying to check the moorings when we found this fella. See more...




Save the date!




After last year's

sun-drenched, highly competitive extravaganza, planning for this year's Ilfracombe Regatta is already well under way! See more...


  • Thanks are due to our sponsors:

  • Brewer, Harding and Rowe Solicitors
  • Wicked Wolf Gin
  • Filers Travel
  • The Carlton Hotel
  • CES Egineering
  • Dartington Crystal

  • Have a look at our page of sponsors