02392 451 846 mike@langstonerowing.co.uk
Who we are
the skiff factory team

The Skiff Factory – Tom; Chris and Mike with Bella our first build for Langstone Adventure Rowing.


Mike Gilbert is an experienced Coastal, Fixed seat rower with over 18 years’ experience of off-shore rowing as head of Langstone Adventure Rowing – the premium centre for major Rowing Challenges for Charity and personal achievement: LAR coached events have helped raise over £6 million for charities including: Comic Relief; Help for Heroes; Make A Wish; Ickle Pickles; Donna Louise Hospice; and many, many more.

Events include: Rowing London to Paris; Across the Channel; Round the Isle of Wight; Rounf Hayling; The Solent Marathon; Great River Race; Cork Ocean to City; Venice Vogalonga and Paris Traversée.

Tom Bennet, Chris Judd and Graham Lloyd are skilled craftsmen with Mike to build the St Ayles Skiffs and design and build oars and Skiff Accessories in the Skiff Factory.