Porthgain Pilot Gig Club, Pembrokeshire
Location: The boat house is situated in the Ty Mawr, Porthgain, Pembrokeshire.
Gigs: Katherin Rose, Ella Rose, Ralph Bird, 4 oared gig – Boy Ben.
About: Porthgain Rowing Club was started in 2003 by Tom Sutton and Des Harries, both of whom were energetic long boat rowers in their youth! They formed the club with the aim of bringing the ‘joys and challenges’ of gig rowing to the inhabitants of Pembrokeshire. At present Porthgain is the only gig club in Wales.
The boat house is situated in the Ty Mawr at Porthgain, just a few yards from the slipway. The club meets on Monday nights from May to early October, plus one or two times a week for crew training sessions throughout the summer and once a week in the winter months – subject to weather conditions. Training is also encouraged on the Concept 2 rowing machines, to which club members have access.
Colours: White, Blue