We are a traiditional 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.





It is time to join the Gig Club for this coming rowing season. When you join, you will be sent a password to give you access to the Members' Only section of the website. 

Click here to join!




Our first race night was a fantastic success with everyone having a great time. We are doing the sums to see how much we raised - but it is looking good. Thanks to all who came along!

The Scilly Season


Our men's and women's competitive crews are training for the World Championships in the Scilly Isles in May. To see the full set of Scillies Squad photos, please go to the Member's page.

Thanks to Dave Keightley for the photo shoot! 
How About Dave Photography




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