What we do

Club aims and our 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.

New Rowers are always welcome, check the new rowers page for details on when the next taster sessions are being run.

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