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Langstone Regatta 2018

Langstone Regatta 2018

Langstone Regatta was held on a 'breezy' day within the channels of Sweare Deep at the north edge of  Hayling Island. The tight turns of the course in the restricted channels combined with the strong wind made the racing 'interesting'…

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Volunteer Centre Dorset

Volunteer Centre Dorset

Portland Gig Rowing Club hosted a group of eleven volunteers and staff from the Volunteer Centre Dorset giving them the opportunity to enjoy rowing a Cornish pilot gig within Portland Harbour on a pleasent sunny day as a thank you…

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Exmouth Regatta 2018

Exmouth Regatta 2018

Our club attended Exmouth Gig Rowing Club's first regatta on the glorious sands of Exmouth seafront in pleasant sunshine. Our initial thoughts of the long race course with a long row to the start line and strong tides did lead…

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Swanage Regatta 2018

Swanage Regatta 2018

Portland Gig Rowing Club attended Swanage Regatta which was also the inaugural Jurassic League regatta. Clubs gathered on the green overlooking the beach where 11 Gigs, including Pulpit Rock, were ready to participate in the regatta. The picture above shows…

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Foilboarder Returned To Shore

Foilboarder Returned to Shore

Foilboarding, kite foiling, hydrofoil kiteboarding, foil kiteboarding, what is it actually called? We don't know but we do know that one of the sports participants is grateful to Portland Gig Rowing Club. One of our  men's teams was out training…

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Portland Port Sponsorship Keeps Us Comfy

Portland Port Sponsorship Keeps us Comfy

Our club has recently received £500 Sponsorship from Portland Port Authority for which we are very grateful.  This funding has been put towards the manufacturing of two sets of replacement seat cushions for our plastic gigs 'Big Ope' and 'Great…

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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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