We hold regular rowing sessions throughout the year, both at the weekend and evenings (light permitting!).

If you are interested in having a go please contact us or head to the Beginner/Intro Sessions page.

Our Story (So Far...)

May, 2020

Jay Lambe Becomes Chair

Jay Lambe Becomes Chair

In unprecedented times Jay Lambe (seen here in seat 3) takes on the role of chair – leading an (almost) exclusively female committee.

July, 2019

Second Exmouth Regatta Takes Place

Second Exmouth Regatta Takes Place

June, 2019

Members Row Out to Meet the Soltice Sun

Members Row Out to Meet the Soltice Sun

Setting out at 4am to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year.

May, 2019

Another Win at Scillies!

Another Win at Scillies!

Exmouth displays strength and depth by fielding five crews in the open race. This year see the highest ever placing for a Mens crew and, more importantly, Ladies C win their group!

October, 2018

First Intra-Club Regatta Ends in Draw!

First Intra-Club Regatta Ends in Draw!

After a whole day of races, going head to head, the points are tallied and its all square!

September, 2018

Ladies A Win at Newquay County Champs

Ladies A Win at Newquay County Champs

The ladies A make the second round as winners of their heat – leaving all other boats in their wake.

September, 2018

Exmouth Enter a Crew in the Great River Race

Exmouth Enter a Crew in the Great River Race

Rowing an exhausting 34km course along the tidal section of the Thames – between Ham and Greenwich.

June, 2018

Exmouth Holds its First Gig Regatta

Exmouth Holds its First Gig Regatta

Hosting teams all along the South Coast as part of the Jurassic League. It becomes know as one of the toughest courses of the season.

March, 2018

Gary Cook Takes on Position of Chair

Gary Cook Takes on Position of Chair

After a year of strong leadership under Max, Gary (closest to the left of Rodney Bey) takes the helm.

March, 2018

First “Three Rivers” Regatta

First “Three Rivers” Regatta

Taking on the mammoth 10km route which encompasses all the tributaries of the rivers that separate Cornwall from Devon – starting and finishing under Tamar Bridge.

January, 2018

Exmouth Joins the Jurassic League

Exmouth Joins the Jurassic League

Racing against clubs up and down the Jurassic Coast, Exmouth become the most south westerly team in the league.

March, 2017

Founder Ben Atikinson Steps Down as Chair

Founder Ben Atikinson Steps Down as Chair

Mark “Max” Champion takes the reins.

February, 2017

Shelly Maid Joins the Fleet

Shelly Maid Joins the Fleet

Built to full CPGA specifications by Louis Hunkin, Shelly Maid, becomes the second traditional, wooden gig, owned by Exmouth Gig Club.

March, 2015

First World Championships (IoS) & First Win!

First World Championships (IoS) & First Win!

Our first crews attend the World Championship at the Isles of Scilly walk away with some silverware – coming top of Group L.

February, 2015

Avocet (Training Boat) Launched

Avocet (Training Boat) Launched

Our workhorse GPR (plastic) boat Avocet joins the fleet. Used for all intro rows and club sessions.

July, 2014

First Ever Regatta – Sidmouth

First Ever Regatta – Sidmouth

March, 2014

Launch of Rodney Bey

Launch of Rodney Bey

After an extensive re-fit and paint “Helford” was re-launched her as ‘Rodney Bey’ at a ceremony in March 2014. Rodney Bey, which was a play on words, with Rodney Bay as a local place name but Bey being the Devon slang for ‘Boy’. That first year on Scilly the club..Read More

November, 2013

Exmouth Gig Club Purchase “Helford”

Exmouth Gig Club Purchase “Helford”

March, 2013

Exmouth Gig Club Officially Founded

Exmouth Gig Club Officially Founded

Exmouth Gig Rowing Club founder, Ben Atkinson, decided to start the club after recognising the potential for the sport on the Exe Estuary, where Pilot Gigs were yet to be introduced to the town. When first considering whether to set up a club, Ben and Carrie took a last-minute decision..Read More

January, 1995

“Helford” Built by Raph Bird

“Helford” Built by Raph Bird