Rowing with Lyme Regis Gig Club

The Gig Club aims is to offer its Members the opportunity to row as ‘Club Rowers’ as a way of keeping fit and having fun or as ‘Squad Rowers’ who also train hard to compete. The objective is to offer a balanced rowing programme for all, but at the same time to be a winning racing club. Club rowing is for those wishing to row for fun or to get fit or just to enjoy the beautiful coastline from another angle!

Would you like to learn to row?

We run a Learn to Row programme to introduce new rowers to the club, however due to Covid we have a lot of people currently on our list to join a coure ansd therefore the waiting list is currently closed until further notice.

We run a session on Wednesday mornings with the focus being on non-competitive rowing. We mainly include beginners, those who want to develop their basic skills and people who want to get initial experience of coxing in a supportive environment. If this applies to you, or you are usually unable to row at weekends, you are very welcome to join us while the weather permits.

How do new members book a row?

Once your membership has been processed you will be sent, via email, an invitation to register with Teamsnap, the club rowing programme, where all rowers can book their future place in a gig for a Saturday, Sunday, or Midweek. Please note your availability must be registered a week prior to rowing to enable the captains to compile the rota.

Contact: the membership secretary for further information.

Rowing Timetable

ALL availability should be registered on Teamsnap.

Weekday Rowing

Mondays (April – October only)
From 6.00pm: Club Rowing: Open to all. Requires stamina and technique.

Tuesdays (April – October only)
From 6.00pm: Competitive Squad Training: Requires stamina and technique

Morning: Club Rowing. For non-competitive and novice rowers.
From 6pm (April- October only) Club Rowing: Requires stamina and technique

Thursdays (April- October only)
From 6.00pm: Competitive Squad Training: Open to all. Requires stamina and technique

Weekend Rowing

Saturdays (All year)
From 8.00am: Squad & Club Training: Open to all. Be prepared to row with experienced rowers

Sundays (All year)
From 8.00am: Squad & Club Training: Open to all. Be prepared to row with experienced rowers
Youth Rowing: Register availability on Junior Teamsnap
Intra-club racing: Once a month, throughout the season. Open to all rowers

Squad and Club training evenings and weekends are run by our team captains. In order that we can afford to maintain our boats in good condition all members are reminded that a ÂŁ2 fee per rower (ÂŁ1 for juniors) is required for each day you row.

Sessions are dependant on weather, tides, and the availability of coxes. Times are subject to change. In adverse weather/sea conditions, please check your email to see if training is still on.

Men’s Captain: Neil Spurdle, Toby Newson
Women’s Captain: Diana Dixon, Kerry Maguire, Ali Robinson & Michelle Prosser
Junior Captain and Development: Becky McConnell
Club Rowing Weekdays and Friday Evenings Organisers: Shelley Godwin, Jayne Willett, Angela Brooke-Smith/David Meehan

Intraclub Racing

For any Club rower wishing to experience the thrill of a race we hold intraclub racing once a month which is open to all rowers. Intraclub racing is a fun event where boats of mixed ability rowers race over a short distance. Rowers compete in a league with prizes awarded at the end of the season to the rower who amasses the most points. This event has proven hugely popular with our membership and is a great way to meet and mix with all club members. Register availability on Teamsnap.

Please contact The Club for further details.