Welcome to the Thames Barbarians

Thames Barbarians Pilot Gig Club is based at Gravesend on the river Thames. We draw our membership from London and row on the River Thames and the south and east coasts. 

We offer a year-round mix of rowing activities and opportunities to explore the Thames, Solent, South Coast and beyond.

  • Cornish Gig training and competition in Gig racing leagues (south east & south coast)
  • Adventure rows such as: rowing the length of the Medway (July 2021), weekend pub rows and more
  • Local racing events against other clubs and leagues
  • Summer camp with a mix of rowing and social activities

Our regular club sessions are on Saturdays and Wednesday early morning (all year round) and Monday evenings (April to September). We have dedicated race training sessions for those who want to compete for the club. We welcome new members, come and test it out for free by arrangement or at one of our taster days. Email thamesbarbarians@gmail.com for details.

Club events - Find out when and where we're rowing

Head over to the Events Calendar

Application and pre-activity forms

Application to join Thames Barbarians Pilot Gig Club

TBPGC pre-activity and consent form

Club kit page

We order our kit through Godfrey Sports. You can buy pieces at any time by placing an order through the online shop. We also do a collated Club order (which gives a few discounts) once or twice a year. If you are part of a Club race crew, the minimum requirement is a Club top and cap.

Thames Barbarians PGC Club kit shop

Club documents

Club documents