Join us for traditional pilot gig rowing on the idyllic River Tamar

Tamar and Tavy Gig Rowing Club was formed in 2004 on the banks of the River Tamar at Weir Quay.  We row three boats – Ginette (b. 2004) and Tamar (b. 2008), our two traditional wooden pilot gigs for racing, and Belinda O’Flynn (b. 2010), our glass fibre boat for training. We have worked hard as a club to build up our squads and now have a membership of over 130. Not bad for a club run entirely by volunteers!

We are always keen to welcome new rowers, whether to keep fit, compete or just enjoy the tranquillity of the River Tamar. All new rowers get 3 free taster sessions – so come and join us and give gig rowing a try.

Gig Rowing truly is a ‘Sport for All’ so whether you are looking to keep fit, compete or just enjoy the tranquillity of the river Tamar, our Club will have a rowing session that will suit you or your family. The Club offers several rowing sessions to suit everyone and each Squad welcomes new/novice rowers – you are welcome to attend as many as you wish.

  • Year round rowing
  • Winter Circuit Training
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Social Events
  • Competition Rowing

View the latest Session Timetable here. Each session has its own ‘Session Organiser’ and if you would like to attend any of the sessions, contact the session Organiser by email to be added to the various ‘contact lists’. ‘Vet’ Sessions are for anyone over the age of 40. Prior to every session, a ‘call up’ email is sent to everyone on the ‘contact list’ asking if you’d like to row, the session organiser then sends a crew list out so you know when to arrive and what position in the Gig you will be rowing. The Gig needs a crew of six and a Cox. Please contact your session organiser if you have to cancel.

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Where to find us

You will find us on the idyllic Devon banks of the River Tamar, at Weir Quay.


View Session Timetables Here

Latest News

Thanks to very generous donations and sponsorship we have managed to purchase a beautiful set of new oars for our ladies crews, we had a perfect day for wetting them with completely flat glass-like water, and a few mince pies and mulled wine.

Join us for our annual get together, there will be races to the Tamar Bridge and back, novice and junior racing, raffle, bar, hot and cold food and all situated on the banks of the river. All welcome to spectate, and cheer us on.

We entered two crews to this years Great London River Race, a ladies Vets in Ginette and a mixed crew in Tamar, the race is 21miles from Isle of Dogs to Ham taking in all the iconic landmarks on the way and is a real spectacle for rowers and spectators alike. Results are in! 324 boats […]