New Members

Welcome to new rowers and experienced gig rowers alike!

Regardless of your level of experience, welcome to Cattewater Gig Club.

There are various ways to join our club; typically via membership for experienced gig rowers or a Learn to Row course for anyone with very little or no previous gig rowing experience.
Complete Beginners

The majority of new Cattewater members have no previous gig rowing experience. Please see the new rower information below and contact us to find out more

Previous Gig Rowing Experience

Do you have previous gig rowing experience and you’re keen to get back on the water? You’re in the right place! Please contact us to discuss your experience and find out how to get involved

Active Gig Rowers

Perhaps you’re a gig rower and just moved to Plymouth or Devon? Maybe you’re looking for a new gig club and the opportunity to develop your rowing? We’re here for you! Contact us today

Fitness and Fresh Air

There are many benefits to gig rowing and as you would expect Cattewater members enjoy an abundance of fitness and fresh air. We love it and we’re confident you will too


Feeling the need to scratch the itch to train hard with your like-minded competitive crew? Join Cattewater to compete at gig rowing championships and regattas throughout the year


Each gig rowing crew consists of 6 rowers and cox so it’s all about team work. Cattewater offers social rowing for anyone looking for “fitness and fresh air” – without being super “competitive”

New Rowers

Get in a Gig!

In the spring Cattewater run taster sessions (otherwise known as get in a Gig) for people to come along and have a go at rowing. Don’t worry if you have never rowed before, we will show you the ropes.

Get in a Gig sessions are run by experienced coxswains and rowers. They aim to give you a taste of what gig rowing involves and introduce the basic rowing technique.

Learn to Row

After the Get in a Gig sessions, you’ll be invited to join a Learn to Row course. Again, these are run by competent and experienced coxswains.

If you would like to continue rowing with us after your Learn to Row course, you can then sign up and become a full member of Cattewater Gig Club.


Cattewater membership runs from 1st June until 31st May however new members can join any time.

Please contact us for the latest membership costs and to discuss membership options.


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