18 Jun


Our Cornish Pilot Gigs are powered by six hand made traditional oars.  The Club has worked hard to establish and maintain a fleet of six gigs but is now, quite literally, ‘up a creek without a paddle!’ We have started a Crowdfunder project that will enable us to buy a new set of oars and also help […]

18 Mar

ENERGY re-launch and TED PENTECOST dedication

On Sunday 23rd March at 12 noon there will be a ceremony  and dedication celebrating Ted Pentecost and his role in Falmouth Gig Club and Pilot Gig Rowing. The Energy, which was commisioned by Ted in 1983 and launched in 1985, will be relaunched after an extensive renovation by Pendennis Shipyard. Everyone is welcome to […]

05 Mar


novice day poster

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15 Oct

Penryn ‘River Revel’s 2013


On Sunday 29th September volunteers from Falmouth gig club took visitors out onto the river to try gig rowing for the first time. Despite the rain there was a good turn out and lots of locals came down to the river to watch the racing and have a go at traditional gig rowing. The annual […]

27 May

Falmouth Rowers celebrate Triple Win at Miss Peapods Cafe


On Friday 10th May 2013 Falmouth rowers were invited to celebrate their success at the 24th Isles of Scilly Pilot Gig World Championships 2013.  Alice Marston – owner of Miss Peapods and kind sponsor of  the Falmouth gig club Junior crews very generously laid on a Champagne reception to congratulate the club’s spectacular results. The […]

16 May



Falmouth Gig Club win double gold for the second year running!As defending World Champions in both the men’s and ladies categories, the Falmouth crews arrived on the Isles of Scilly with one aim; to retain their titles for a second consecutive year. Despite the inevitable pressure to succeed they didn’t disappoint and both stormed to […]

22 Feb

Partnership in sport


The record breaking Falmouth Gig Club have announced a partnership with Cornwall College’s Elite Sports Team. The three-year deal will see the college support the club’s training to better develop their skill in gig-rowing by providing advice and help in terms of strength and conditioning and other aspects of sports science including nutrition and sports […]

16 Nov

Falmouth Set New Record in Holland

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After an amazingly successful year of rowing, Falmouth Pilot Gig Club brought their season to a close racing in Holland. The club towed two gigs to the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club to take part in the annual event Muiden Pampus Muiden. The two day event consisted of three, four mile races around the island Pampus, two […]

09 Aug

Local world champions invite you to celebrate

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Many residents and visitors to Falmouth already know about the town’s gig club’s fantastic double success at the sport’s World Championships on Scillies over the May Day weekend.  If the news somehow didn’t reach you we’re proud to say both our Men’s and Ladies A crews took the title after a long hard winter’s training […]

16 Jul

Falmouth Clean Sweep at Paignton

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Saturday 16th July was the third full Tribute race of the 2011 series at Paignton, and once again Falmouth staked their claim to the top of the leaderboard with all 4 senior crews pulling off impressive wins. Mens A had another eventful race being second to Mount’s Bay at the first mark, traditionally the point […]