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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.


A Gig Rowers’ guide to the Geology of the Coast around West Bay

A Gig Rowers’ guide to the Geology of the Coast around West Bay

John Caswell is one of our most experienced coxes. Who doesn't do a little whoop of delight when they see that they are rowing in his crew. Yes, he often has a stash of toffee to reward a good effort, but his crews are frequently treated to an engaging and informative...

The Super Vets Championships, Swanage, October 2021

The Super Vets Championships, Swanage, October 2021

Supervet crews from across the south and west were blessed with perfect conditions in Swanage on 16 October.  There was a proper regatta buzz in the air, the sun shone, the sea was flat, little breeze, and Swanage Sea Rowing Club hospitality was as brilliant as ever...

At long last – Racing at a Regatta!

At long last – Racing at a Regatta!

Well done to all the rowers, towers, drivers and organisers who worked so hard to get back on the water and racing at the ever-popular Swanage regatta last weekend. The day started in the best possible way, with a win for our ladies supervet team. Congratulations to...

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...


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We've waited a LONG time for this, after weeks of wind, high seas and ergos, the weather gods were kind at last!

#bgrc #cpga #bridport #westbay #dorset #jurassic #coast #gigrowing #gig #rowing

A beautiful Sunday morning row! The early birds were well rewarded, thank you Catriona for the beautiful pics👏🚣‍♀️ #gigrowing #dorset #jurassiccoast #bgrc #westbay


I know, another sunset photo, but just WOW! Thank you Tom for sharing, it’s incredible! #howluckyarewe #gigrowing #westbay #dorset #jurassiccoast @TheWaveRowing @DorsetLife @DorsetLiving

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