Portishead Pilot Gig Club was set up in May 2017 by a group of friendly, experienced gig-rowers on a mission to bring the competitive, social and exciting world of gig rowing to their home town.
Based on the North Somerset coastline, the club has access to the sheltered waters of Portishead Quays Marina and the tidal waters of Bristol Channel.
During the winter, we train hard both in and out of the boat and attend the North Coast Gig League to compete against our local clubs. As the spring comes around we focus our attention on the World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly and the start of the summer racing season.
Whilst we take our racing very seriously, we find there is nothing better than a good old BBQ on the beach; also making sure we have plenty of other social events throughout the year that friends, family and the local community can be a part of.