Monday 19 March 2018
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    A recently taken photo by Darren Strick of our mens crew training for the world championships on the Isles of Scilly. They came across two boats slightly bigger than them!
  • 1st place...If you fancy a challenge come along and see if you're man enough!

    1st place...If you fancy a challenge come along and see if you're man enough!

    The Eddystone challenge is a race from Plymouth to the Eddystone Lighthouse in the Western Approaches of the English Channel and back - a distance of 40 kilometres in open sea. Our men grasped the challenge and completed the course in 4hrs 34mins they were the fastest gig back, bringing home a spectacular trophy,the fastest gig in ten years! What an achievement, if its a challenge your after then come and join us.
  • Newlyn is our base, we row out of the Harbour into the beauty of Mounts Bay.

    Newlyn is our base, we row out of the Harbour into the beauty of Mounts Bay.

    Leaving the Harbour walls is a magical experience. Entering the unrivaled scenery of Mounts Bay on a beautiful summers day is something you do not want to miss, don't take my word for it, come along, your first session is free! Fantastic photo by Chris Yacoubian.
  • Our Juniors helped in the launching ceremony of our new gig

    Our Juniors helped in the launching ceremony of our new gig "Geevor", they were the first crew in her.

    If you enjoy being near or on the sea why not try gig rowing? Come along and join in with our youngsters, if your over the age of 14 come along and give it a never know you may enjoy it.
  • Enjoy your rowing, see some spectacular sights and make some life long friends.

    Enjoy your rowing, see some spectacular sights and make some life long friends.

    All of this happens at our club, if you want to find out for yourself come along, your first session is free.
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  • Mens Section

        The men train on a Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from March - October, when the daylight hours allow. Come along to build up your fitness.
  • Ladies Section

    The ladies train on the same days as the men but earlier times. Come along for fitness & fun, once you've tried it you'll never want to leave.
  • Oars up at IoS

    The final day on the Isles of Scilly, in the very last race, is the last 12 boats in both the Men & Ladies Categories. The other boats all line up and wait for the winners to cross the line.....oars up for the champions.
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3 x Level Two Coaches

Pendeen Gig club has three fully qualified level two, fixed seat, coaches.

Jan Barton completed the course, and passed with flying colours, in March 2014.

Shirley Pitts our Junior coordinator qualified alongside Stephen Brown during the early part of 2017 to complete the three coaches still involved with our club.

The club's aim of having any fully qualified coaches has now become reality and they can now apply to gain the British Rowing accreditation mark. The club is thrilled to boast that they can now provide three qualified coaches, well done to all of them a brilliant achievement.

The accreditation is an award set down by all governing bodies to show that the club is a safe & secure environment for children to precipitate in.

The club also boasts a number of male & female qualified coxes, first aiders, two welfare officers & a safety officer and may other co-opted members who work together as a team.

For further information please contact our club secretary using the email form  on this page.


Jan with her Batty Crew.



Shirley delighted to be coaching & coxing the juniors.                             Stephen taking the helm during training.

Huge congratulations to all our coaches, keep calm & keep coaching.






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  • icon Shut Up & Row!
  • icon Lovely Places
  • icon The Great London River Race
Good Times Although the club is competitive we also enjoy our rowing. Going out for a social row when the sun is shinning and the water is calm on a lovely summers day, heading towards Mousehole for a picnic and a pint is only one way the club socialises, come along to find out more, your first session is free.
We all enjoy a bit of banter in the boat, that's what makes rowing such an enjoyable sport but when it comes to racing we all have our own way of dealing with the nerves, but as the old saying goes......
Cornwall and South Devon has some beautiful idyllic coves tucked away in places you may never go to unless you were involved in gig rowing. Spend a day exploring some lovely villages, soaking up the atmosphere of race days, then comes the time for you to give your all for your cox & crew.
The club has, for the past few years, travelled to London to take part in one of the great occasions for all types of sea worthy vessels powered only by rowers. The London River Race takes place every year and hundreds of different boats from Cornish Gigs to Dragon Boats row the 22miles from Richmond to Twickenham its a fantastic event, if you get the chance to it!

Winter Training: (October -March) or call 07956 884 122 for enquiries

Because of the lack of daylight hours during the winter months (Oct - March) we train on a Sunday Morning. Mixed boats, including novices, go out from the pontoon at Newlyn Harbour from 10am.

Juniors: - Please contact Shirley Pitts on 07581077318 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for up to date information.  

Summer  Training: (March-October)

From March - October the daylight hours allows us to have a full programme of training. 

Men - Tuesday, Thursdays 5.30pm & Sundays 10am.

Ladies - Tuesdays, Thursdays 6.30pm & Sundays 10am.

Juniors - Fridays U14 @ 5pm / U16 @ 6pm.

Novices/Beginneers - Sunday mornings @ 10am.

All these timings are subject to change depending on the time of year and events within the rowing calendar.

Please contact your respective Captains for further information or call 07956 884 122.

Our Captains 2018

Men's Captain - Tom Gillam                         
Ladies Captain - Kate Hapgood
 Ladies Vice Captain - Louise Thomas

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Training Boats at Newlyn


Preparing the boats for training. This is the location of our two plastic training gigs. They are permanently moored in Newlyn harbour which is a great advantage over most Cornish clubs, most clubs find themselves having to launch off a beach to train, that's if the weather and sea conditions allow. We merely step off the pontoon into the boat and start to row. If you don't believe me come along to find out, your first session is free.  

Men's IoS 2011


The men enjoying the final day on the Isles of Scilly. Each year Pendeen send crews to the world gig championships on the Isles of Scilly. This is the biggest gathering of gig boats that you will ever see. Around 120 boats take part in the championships travelling from all over the country and from overseas. The championships is a very special occasion with a unique atmosphere, the racing is amazing and the commerardary unrivalled, a truly wondrous spectacle not be to missed.    

Club Links

PPGC are pleased to be associated with the following;

                   British Rowing                    Row Safe Symbol         

    Clubmark logo         



Race for Life

Every year hundreds of ladies dress in pink and take part in the Race for Life raising much needed funds & awareness for Cancer Research UK. This year, 2014, some of Pendeen ladies took part, not only did they represent the club but they ran their hearts out for a great cause.

If you would like to donate to help the ladies raise funds for such a worthy cause please use the email facility at the bottom of this page.



First Race for Geevor 2014

Traditionally Pendeen send crews up to the first event of the season the 3RR, held by Caradon Gig Club @ Saltash. This year was no exception, a Men's & Ladies crew attended this race, with another 52 boats lined up, clean & shining after a good winters maintenance. This year our new racing gig "Geevor" lined up for her first race. The ladies managed to get a crew together and rowed a time of 1hr 15mins. The men also excelled coming in 31st out of 52, a great start to this season in a time of 50mins.
If your interested in rowing for Pendeen please use the email facility below to contact us or simply turn up on a Sunday morning @ 10am, Newlyn Harbour by the RNLI office. Your first row is FREE.

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