What is Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing?

Club aims and commitment to the community

  • We have a consistent membership of over 80 rowers, from Ilfracombe and North Devon, inclusive of age, gender and ability.
  • Ilfracombe is recognised as a dynamic and competitive Club throughout the West Country.
  • Our rankings in major events have taken us into the top 10 Clubs out of over 60 in the Cornish Pilot Gig Association.
  • We train and row at every opportunity, all the year round.
  • We are developing opportunities for recreational rowing and junior rowing.
  • Our latest wooden gig, Rogue, has now been integrated into our fleet of four boats.
  • We take part in a full programme of Regattas, with our own Regatta, in its spectacular setting, proving popular with other Clubs.
  • The Club has a social organiser and a programme of social events.
  • Based at Ilfracombe Yacht Club, we enjoy the benefits that provides, with an inclusive reciprocal membership arrangement.
  • New members comment on the Club’s friendly, relaxed and welcoming attitude.
  • We have an active role in the potential development of a Water Sports Centre at Larkstone.
  • Ilfracombe Pilot Gig Club has a secure future based on a loyal membership committed to the Club’s guiding principles and the development of rowing in Ilfracombe.