The Bursledon Gig harks back to the days when every waterman, boatyard worker and fisherman on the river would row to work.

The latest boats are based on a GRP version of an oyster dredging punt, sea worthy, stable, sturdy but easily driven.

The gig is 15’4” long with a beam of around 5’4”. It can be rowed by 1,2,3, or four rowers with or without a cox and an occasional passenger.

Rowing at the club is normally a 4 person and cox affair, enabling people to learn to row safely, while the cox navigates around the busy Hamble river.