Getting Started

Hello and welcome to Newhaven Gig Rowing Club. The following information will guide you through the sign-up process and get you out enjoying the beautiful River Ouse estuary in one of our lovely Cornish pilot gigs.

If you’d like to try the amazing pastime of gig rowing - and maybe even join our club - read on…

1. Complete the brief online health questionnaire below. If we have any questions we’ll be in touch.


2. Sign-up as a Beginner & pay £5 membership. We go through the basics and let you loose on the river (with trained crew of course!)


3. If you enjoyed the taster session and would like to get involved, we run 6 week learn to row courses for just £3 per session. We’ll get you signed up to the next available course without any commitment to join as a full member.


4. Once you’ve mastered the basics you can sign up for full membership for just £60 per year / £5.50 per month. You’ll enjoy access to a wide range of rows including social rows where the focus is meeting people and experiencing our amazing coastline, improver rows which build on the basics and even racing where we compete with other local clubs.


If you have any problems completing any of the above then contact us on and we will be happy to guide you through the process.