Penzance & Newlyn Pilot Gig Club

Welcome to our new website! Take a look around!

The Great River Race - Live Tracker

The Crew have FINISHED the Race with an actual time of 2 Hours and 49 Minutes, and a current placing 120th!

Huge Congratulations and Thank you to all of those involved!









4 AUG '23


We are off to compete at the amazing Three Rivers Race in Poole, where we are very excited to meet old friends, and gain new ones from this amazing sport. 

We will have a Men's and Ladies team competing through the weekend, and will keep everyone updated via our Facebook page, inlcluding update posts, videos, and even a Live to two!

See you there!

6 DEC '22


We are proud to announce our affiliation to the Cornish Four-Oar Gig Association with the arrival of our loaned vessel, Four-Titude.

As affiliated members of CFOGA, we eagerly anticipate engaging in events, competitions, and gatherings organized by this esteemed association. We are excited at the prospect of forging connections with fellow enthusiasts who share our passion for this exhilarating sport.

15 OCT '22


It was with great pride, gratitude and excitement for us to glide Moraldron into the water today. The culmination of countless hours, unwavering determination and teamwork of the highest order brought us to this very point, and we cannot thank all of you who helped us in this journey.

With our hearts full of gratitude, and spirits brimming with excitement, we again thank you for being part of this extraordinary chapter for PNPGC


Here is a brief overview of our upcoming events, for more information, please check our Facebook.


Our AMAZING sponsor's at The Pirate Inn Penzance are hosting a Charity Quiz Night to raise funds for both The Fisherman's Mission and PNPGC's Great River Race! 

Come on down for a night of brains, beers and laughter, in the friendliest pub in Cornwall!

28 Bridges over 21.6 Miles, this race is the London Marathon for rowing! We are honored to take part in this amazing race, as it is the biggest and most presitgious event of it's kind throughout Europe! It's a long one though with the fastest ever time being 2 Hours, 3 Minutes and 14 Seconds! As always we will keep you updated on Facebook!


Club Equipment & Boat Fundraiser

Please consider helping us to raise funds for much needed equipment.

We could see that having a locally represented club would further support the emotional and physical well-being of local people - giving them the opportunity to be part of a sport rich in cornish history. We were right to develop our club and as we are now a thriving developing club with many members all enjoying being part of our inclusive welcoming friendly and supportive crew.

We have built the club from scratch , purchasing our beautiful wooden boat, oars, & seats without support to begin what we felt to be a much needed support to the community. We are now needing to expand our equipment and building on the success, & seek to raise funds for a new boat and equipment.

Please support this opportunity and help us to support more people into this beautiful sport and put Penzance and Newlyn on the map !!

Our boats name is Morladron Varthys or amazing pirates … Come along and Join our merry crew and / or support our fundraising! 


become a friend

We invite you to become a valued member of our Penzance and Newlyn Pilot Gig Club (PNPGC) community by becoming a Friend! There are various ways in which you can show your support for the club and make a lasting impact.

One way to get involved is through our Sponsorship Scheme, offering different levels of sponsorship packages: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. By choosing one of these packages, not only will you contribute to the growth and development of our club but also have your name proudly displayed on our esteemed Wall of Shipmates. For more details on each sponsorship level, please reach out to us directly.

If committing to a sponsorship package isn't feasible at this time but you still wish to be recognized as part of our incredible community, we welcome small donations from shipmates like yourself. A modest contribution will ensure that your name finds its rightful place on our cherished Wall of Friends.

Both donations and sponsorships play an integral role in supporting small organizations like ours. They enable us to continually improve and provide exceptional experiences for all members involved - fostering camaraderie, skill development, and memorable moments on the water.

We extend heartfelt gratitude for considering joining as a friend or sponsor. Your support means everything to us as we strive towards excellence both on land and sea. Together with friends like you by our side, we can create something truly extraordinary!

Thank you for being an invaluable part of PNPGC's journey!