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. We also have a very active recreational squad.

 Our news

  • Thanks are due to our supporters:

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

  • Have a look at our page of supporters


Can you help?


We welcome any and all donations - no matter how large or small - to help support

the Gig Club.



Many thanks!