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Welcome to the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club

We are a community based rowing club that is open to anyone who wishes to get involved in pilot gig rowing either socially or competitively. The club was established in 2015 and offers the following programs, organized by interest:

  • Novice Rowing

    For all new club members (and those thinking of joining), this is where you start. Novice rowing provides learning and foundation skills, coaching and plenty of on-the-water practice to learn how to row correctly and efficiently. You will learn how to dress and undress boats, seat positions, oar handling, safety, etiquette and rowing technique among a host of other rowing skills. Most of all, you’ll have a ton of fun!

  • Social Rowing

    Our social rows are for members who like to “get out on the water and enjoy a good row.” Social rows are offered throughout the week at varying times to meet member demand. There’s plenty of laughter, good-hearted and fun skill-building to be had with a wide range of members of various ages, abilities and backgrounds attending social rows

  • Youth / Vets / Supervets Rowing

    Want to row with those who are a similar age? Our youth rowing program offers rowing  for 14-18 year olds. Members who are over 40 can join our ‘veterans’ crew, and those over 50 can join our ‘supervets’ crew. Rows are scheduled at various times during the week as well as on weekends. Rowers in these age groups can, of course, participate and compete in the racing groups if they have the necessary skills and fitness and, importantly, if they wish to.

  • Men’s and Ladies’ Racing

    For those rowers wishing to develop their rowing to a competitive level, we offer a race training programme. These rows are designed to be physically demanding, to prepare rowers for participation in regattas both locally and overseas. Rowers must demonstrate suitable fitness levels, positive team attitude, technical refinement and training are all part of being a race rower.

  • Coxing

    A coxswain is the person responsible for the safety and operation of a pilot gig.If your interest doesn’t lie in holding an oar, you can learn to safely and successfully steer and manage a pilot gig boat. Training to be a cox includes boat handling, safety procedures both on-and-off the water, radio training, weather and tide evaluation and a host of other skills needed to safely manage a boat.

  • Non-Rower / Social-only

    Becoming a member of the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club is a great option even if you don’t want to row, as there are plenty of social events and off-water activities for our members to be involved in throughout the year. From pot-luck dinners and regattas, to quiz nights and social evenings, members can enjoy a wide variety of events.

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Want to row a pilot gig?

No matter what your age, fitness or sporting ability, pilot gig rowing is a fun and inclusive sport — your first three rows are free so come out and get on the water with us!

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