Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Gig Club, Dorset

Established: 2007

Location: Lyme Regis

Gigs: Rebel, Black Ven, Tempest


Situated on the renowned World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis Gig Club is an ocean 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 has 3 beautiful wooden boats, Rebel, Black Ven and Tempest; all built by local boat builder Gail McGarva here in Lyme Regis, along with Revenge, a plastic training boat. We also have a skiff rowing boat call Gale Force, launched in 2013, which is used by the younger rowers in our successful youth section

The aim of the club is to offer the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing to anybody who wishes to try ocean 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 a bit fitter and possibly participating in organised racing regattas in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, follow the links for new members and get in touch.

Colours: Blue & White


Twitter: @LRgigclub

Facebook: Lyme Regis

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