Launched on the 27th January, 2007, Isambard was our first gig, built by RB boatbuilders, who are based Bristol harbour’s Underfall yard. She was named after the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer who designed, among other things, the Clifton Suspension bridge and the SS Great Britain.
Young Bristol is the younger of our 2 gigs, but only by a few months. Launched in August 2007, she was built by the Slipway Cooperative. The gig was built in conjunction with the charity “Young Bristol”, with the aim of introducing gig rowing to disadvantaged youngsters in Bristol.
Brigstowe is our plastic training boat. As she can’t be used for competing she is the workhorse of the fleet, often seen out on the harbour.