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Welcome to Bridport Gig Club

Rowing on the Jurassic Coast


Formed in 2007, Bridport Gig Rowing Club offers its members rowing on the stunning Jurassic coast from West Bay. We have over 150 members from the age of 11 upwards, who regularly train and race in our 5 traditional Cornish pilot gigs: Brydian, Dagger, Blaez, Buckydoo and Bathsheba.

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We have membership options for all ages and for both those new to the sport and experienced rowers. We also run a comprehensive learn to row program.


Row, row, row our boats

Row, row, row our boats

We've been back on the water for 2 weeks now, and thanks to the hardwork of all the very clever brilliant people behind the scenes, the boats have been out at every possible opportunity. The weather has (mostly) been kind, and a combination of sunshine and calm waters...

Oarsome! #rowingforresearch target smashed

Oarsome! #rowingforresearch target smashed

A big shout out to everyone at BGRC who got behind the #rowingforresearch challenge to raise an incredible £3625 for Alzheimers Research UK. The challenge ran from 1st October to 28th February, so gave the perfect opportunity for off-water training during lockdown. ...

BGRC – The Early Years

BGRC – The Early Years

So, how did it all begin? We know Bridport Gig Rowing Club as it is now, with the boat house, boat yard storage, 5 gigs and jolly band of members, but how did it get off the ground in the first place.  Thank you very much to John Ward for writing what I hope will be...

BGRC are Rowing for Research

BGRC are Rowing for Research

Rowing an incredible 1,699,838 metres in the Concept ‘Fall Challenge’ obviously didn’t deter rowers from BGRC as they’ve now signed up to another rowing challenge – this time for charity. The club have signed up to Alzheimer Research UK’s ‘Rowing for Research’...


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Seatown and Golden Cap looking fab in the sunshine this morning #howluckyarewe #westbay #bridport #bgrc #dorset @CPGAgigs @_gigrower

Happy 11th birthday to Bucky-Doo! 🎈🚣‍♀️🎉🍾

What a glorious morning for a row to Seatown to get a different view of the huge land slip 🚣‍♀️. #jurassic #coast #dorset #westbay #bridport @_gigrower @CPGAgigs

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Years Rowing

Jurassic League Wins