Welcome to Lyme Regis Gig Club

Situated on the renowned World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis Gig Club is a sea rowing club which offers the rapidly growing sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing to the community.

Welcome to Lyme Regis Gig Club

Situated on the renowned World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis Gig Club is an sea rowing club which offers the rapidly growing sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing to the community.

The Lyme Regis Gig Club was founded in 2007. Starting with one boat – Rebel, launched in 2008. Black Ven was built and launched the following year. The club’s membership goes from strength to strength and their success in competitions is growing.

The Gig Club now has 3 beautiful wooden boats, RebelBlack Ven and Tempest; all built by local boat builder Gail McGarva here in Lyme Regis, along with Daring and Prospero, the clubs two GRP training boats. We are in the process of building a 4th wooden boat due to complete in Spring 2024. We also have a wooden skiff Gale Force for young rowers between eight and twelve years of age.

The Club also offers members SeaFit, a year round, dry-land training facility equipped with ergo rowing machines and weights.

The aim of the club is to offer the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing to anybody who wishes to try sea rowing, and by doing so, encouraging fitness and spirit within the community. We are always on the look out for new members of all ages, so if you are interested in making some new friends, seeing Lyme Bay from a different perspective, getting fitter and participating in organised racing regattas in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, go to new members and get in touch.

Lyme Regis Gig Club is a Registered Charity – No 1174427