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Junior County Championships Newquay

Junior County Championships Newquay

Our Under 16 crew and their cox arrived at Newquay for the CPGA Junior County Championships in pretty miserable weather. The hardy bunch that they are, were not put off and awaited their racing. Our lads were placed in the…

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Lyme Regis Regatta 2017

Lyme Regis Regatta 2017

Seventeen gigs gathered in Lyme Regis harbour with the crews from 16 gig clubs taking over the outer part of The Cobb. The weather behaved itself, initially providing cloud and then sunshine. The sea was relatively calm for Lyme Bay,…

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The Tot Helps Our Club

The Tot Helps Our Club

The Corner House Inn, Easton, Portland recently celebrated the 47th Anniversary of the ending of the Royal Navy daily rum issue (tot) with a tot issue and charity auction. Our club was extremely lucky to be this years nominated local…

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Bridport Regatta 2017

Bridport Regatta 2017

West Bay (Broadchurch to some) once again provided a great venue for the regatta. Nature supplied the sunshine and a variety of sea states. Initially the sea was flat however, as the day progressed the wind turned and the Lyme Bay…

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Langstone Regatta 2017

Langstone Regatta 2017

Eight clubs participated in the regatta providing very close, interesting and competitive racing. The course had some tight turns within restricted channels allowing coxes to demonstrate tactical thinking and skills while trying to gain the advantage. Several of our members volunteered…

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Swanage Regatta 2017

Swanage Regatta 2017

Swanage again proved to be an excellent venue for racing and viewing with clubs based on a grassy knoll overlooking the beach. Our crews fought well achieving some good results. Congratulations to all those that took part, especially the men's…

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Weymouth Regatta 2017

Weymouth Regatta 2017

As Weymouth is just 3.5 miles from our base our members continued the tradition of rowing our gig ''Pulpit Rock' to Weymouth beach where they joined the other twelve clubs and 18 gigs from Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire ready…

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28th World Pilot Gig Championships 2017

28th World Pilot Gig Championships 2017

Portland Gig Rowing Club took our two wooden gigs 'Pulpit Rock' and 'Chesil' to the Isles of Scilly to participate in the 28th World Pilot Gig Championships over the May Day bank holiday weekend, entering six crews (Ladies and Men's…

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Co-op Local Community Fund

Co-op Local Community Fund

Portland Gig Rowing Club have received a generous donation from the Co-op Local Community Fund.  A cheque for £1553 was presented to PGRC Trustees Helen Peach and Wendy Stenhouse at the Wyke Regis Co-op Store by Mr Greg Scott, Co-op…

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