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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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Join Us

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.


Footage of Bucky in West Bay

Many of you may have seen the footage of Bucky and West Bay in a fantastic whistlestop drone tour along the south coast, kindly shared with is by the 'Amateur Drone Guy' last month. He's take the time to do an edit of the footage shot in the bay, and shared it with...

Junior Rowing Taster Sessions

Junior Rowing Taster Sessions

11 August & 16 August Row with us! 😃 Junior Gig Rowing Taster Sessions Do you have friends or family with children aged between 12 - 16? Why not let them know about the Junior Gig Rowing Taster Sessions at Bridport Gig Rowing Club! We've two sessions to choose...

Row To Lyme

Row To Lyme

It's no mean feat to organise a raid across Lyme Bay.  You need 6 crews with the correct balance of bow/stroke side rowers, 6 coxes, transport, harbour use and many other logistics, all of which were organised brilliantly by Catriona Macphee and Simon Binns. Brydian...

Summer News

Summer News

It's July, it's raining, the weather is blowing up and rowing is cancelled for a couple of days at least, so the perfect opportunity for a quick update on what we have been getting up to at BGRC. The great news is that - a stormy run of weather in May aside, we've...

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...


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Social Media

Oh the joy of a regatta!
Thank you Swanage Sea Rowing Club for a fantastic day, we loved every minute!. 18 months since our last race, and we weren't too rusty after all!
#bgrc #gigrowing #jurassiccoast #cpga


We came across the @OceanYouthTrust Prolific in the bay this evening, doesn’t she make Wreford’s sunset photo even more stunning!
#gigrowing #westbay #bridport @BridportNews #dorset #jurassiccoast

Bit bumpy in the bay #westbay today, but after a week of wind it was just FAB to get out! #bgrc #gig #Rowing #dorset #bridport #jurassic #coast @CPGAgigs @_gigrower

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Gig Boats

Years Rowing

Jurassic League Wins