Over 50’s Beginners Gig Rowing

  • Dates:
    Monday 16th and 23rd March, 20th and 27th April, 4th and 11th May. Click ‘BOOK’ to see dates
  • Times:
    13:00 - 15:00
  • Duration:
    2 hours
  • Fully Accessible?
  • Age:
    50 years and over
  • Previous Experience:
    None Required
  • FREE Transport:
    To book transport - Call 01179 290801 or email [email protected]

Ever heard of Cornish Gig Rowing? Well why not come and give it a go with us for free.

Unlike rowing you see in the Olympics, Cornish gig rowing uses a six oared rowing boat, which means the boats are much more stable which makes it a perfect relaxed and sociable team sport. With an opportunity to become part of a thriving community of Cornish Gig Rowers in the southwest aged 50+, this session gives you a taster of a very addictive sport!

When you arrive, you will have time to fill in your registration form and to enjoy a cup of tea with your instructor. They will talk with you about the session and make sure you’re fully equipped and ready to head out in Bristol’s iconic harbour.

All of our sessions are led by friendly, experienced instructors who will show you the ropes, keep you safe and make sure you have a great time. All abilities are welcome, from the very first timers to those who love being out on the water.

Thanks to Bristol Ageing Better, our Come On Board sessions are all fully funded and we can provide FREE transport if needed. 





What to bring with you

  • Please wear old clothes as you may get wet
  • A change of clothes/ Towel
  • Swimwear to wear under a wetsuit
  • Appropriate footwear: non -slip, closed toe shoes or trainers that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Warm/ waterproof clothing, including hat and gloves if the weather is cold, wet or windy.
  • Sun cream/sunhat if the weather is sunny and hot
  • A packed lunch if you are on an all-day course or activity