Bideford Pilot Gig Club said a big ‘thank you’ this week to local builders merchants Rawle Gammon and Baker Ltd and their branch manager John Mounce for sponsoring the club with a state of the art boat cover, which will allow the club’s boat to stay dry and the wood to breathe.

The club has only been formed for 12 months, but has grown considerably and now has more than 40 rowing members. It is actively fund raising to buy a brand new gig boat to cater for its growing members.

Any business or individuals who would like to help the club with this venture is asked to contact Andrew Curtis www.bidefordpilotgigclub.com