On Sunday 24th of July Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club launched their new plastic training
gig. This is the 3rd boat in Barnstaple’s floatilla and was bought thanks to a £10,000
grant from Sports England for the purchase of a new plastic training gig complete
with oars and all equipment.
The naming privilege was bought by Mrs Sha Jones and was named Phillipa J after
her daughter Phillipa Jane. Phillipa Jane was present on the day and wet the bow with
local Barum ale, before being taken out on the maiden row with her mother at one of
This new training gig will allow Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club to get more members on
the water as membership numbers keep on growing.