CPGA

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) are the Governing Body for the sport of Pilot Gig Rowing

They are an international rowing community of 69 clubs (including us) and over 8,000 active gig rowers.


The CPGA row and race a fleet of traditional wooden Cornish Pilot Gigs, a 32 foot long, six-oared rowing boat traditionally used for pilotage, harbour work and as lifeboats. All the Cornish Pilot Gigs built today follow the lines of the gig ‘Treffry’ built in 1838 and are speedy, seaworthy vessels, even in lively sea conditions.

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association is the governing body for the sport and we uphold the specification and heritage of the Cornish Pilot Gig. They work with their clubs and wider community to maintain the traditional spirit of the sport alongside modern safety and welfare standards. They are proud of our sport and are delighted that Cornish Pilot Gig rowing is being enjoyed by so many people across the British Isles and overseas.

In Feb 2018, they are:

  • 69 clubs
  • Over 8,000 rowers
  • Racing over 200 gigs

To find out more about the Cornish Pilot Gig Association, visit their website: www.cpga.co.uk