Other sites of interest

Here’s some links to other places which are worth a look…. BCRC takes no responsibility for other websites’ contents.



Round Canvey Island race– Benfleet Yacht Club’s page with all you need to know on it.

Round Canvey 2012 video– This is a cracking clip from Manningtree’s Witchoar team.

Great River Race– Billing itself the London river marathon, the Great River Race attracts hundreds of entries and has been going many years.

Maldon RNLI charity race– This is a nice little video clip on Youtube of the 2011 event.



Gigrower– very interesting in general, with detailed articles on technique Cornish style. A mine of info!

British Rowing poster– This is an excellent poster with photos and words showing basic fixed seat rowing technique.

Youtube clip- Some very sharp Cornish girls out training; this is their C team- their A team must be phenomenal!


Other rowing clubs and groups-

WivGigs Facebook page- A few miles up-river from us in Wivenhoe. Proud rowers of Harkers Yard Gig no.3, Audacity.

Rowhedge Coastal Rowing Club Facebook page- Harkers Yard Gig no.5, Aquiline- a force to be reckoned with!

Maldon Gig Rowing Club- Doing well in the current winter series, Maldon GRC’s Record Reign is HY Gig no. 6.

Lower Thames Rowing Club- they have several fast fibreglass boats and may be seen rowing all over the east coast- unmistakeable in their orange and black kit!

Mersea Island Rowing Club- Near neighbours (though we haven’t seen much of them yet), a very active group rowing fixed and sliding seat boats.

Manningtree Witchoars- Another of our neighbours- on Facebook.

Titchmarsh Rowers- Clayton Skiff Christopher Jones, based at Walton.

Benfleet Yacht Club- their rowing department’s page. They row a variety of boats from their base on the Thames.

Southend Coastal Rowing Club- A recently formed club with a variety of types of boats.

Norfolk Skiff Club- self explanatory name I think. Hope we see more of them in future.

CRABlakeney- These guys have not only started an new rowing group, they’ve built their own boat (a St Ayles Skiff) and are currently working on their second.


Further afield:

Langstone Cutters- despite being based on the south coast they regularly visit our part of the world with a variety of boats.

General rowing interest-

Suttons Oars- makers of our gigs’ beautiful oars. Have a look at their brochure with photos of how they construct them- fascinating.

Gigrower.co.uk- site full of news and info about the Cornish gig scene with loads of useful info and photos.


Some of our supporters-

Pioneer Sailing Trust- we couldn’t exist without them. Builders of our beautiful gigs, they have supported BCRC from its earliest days.

Colchester Sea Cadets- We have enjoyed a great relationship with Colchester SC who very kindly loaned us their two ASCs for over a year. Without them the club would not have got off the ground and onto the water.

Brightlingsea Boat Park and Ride- Where the gigs are kept- Park and Rise have extended us a very warm welcome and offered us every assistance, allowing us space to build a Club hut to store all the gear, finding room for the road trailers and putting the gigs on and off them when needed, letting us put up some advertising… the list is endless- we’re very grateful.

Brightlingsea Harbour- Our home! We launch from the Hard and enjoy the Creek all year round. The Harbour Commissioners’ help with the Gig Fest is particularly appreciated, and they have also contributed towards the Club hut.

CTruk Boats- based in Brightlingsea and following a long tradition of building working boats in the town, this company very kindly bought us two very smart road trailers for the gigs.

DONG Energy- Builders of the nearby Gunfleet Offshore Windfarm, Dong have generously contributed towards the Club hut as part of their community involvement.

R Butcher Surfacing- Local Brightlingsea business doing roads and driveways, another contributor towards the Club’s hut.

Feel free to suggest rowing-related additions to this list via the Contact Us page.