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ABOUT OUR GIG CLUB

Porlock Weir Pilot Gig Club was founded in 2018 by Ben Allerton who recognised the growing need for the sport on Exmoor, in this fast growing traditional sport.
After founding the club a training gig was kindly borrowed from Boscastle Pilot Gig Club (rival) to enable potential new members to get a taste of the sport and begin on water training.
This created a large amount of interest and within 12 months the club had over 40 members, this number is still growing.

In December 2018 we were successful in bidding for the opportunity to purchase Circe which was gifted to the CPGA from Nankersey. She arrived at Porlock Weir in January 2019.

February 2020 work started by Andrew Nancarrow to build Goose. She was delivered to us in October 2020 and was launched in July 2021.

May 2022 we attended our first World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly achieving great success.

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