The SGBA dinghies
The SGBA owns a fleet of sailing dinghies, 7 Toppers, 6 Laser Bugs,
6 Laser Picos, 2 lasers and a Wanderer. They are clearly
marked with a sticker saying "Owned by the SGBA", all are stored in the
quarry near the Boat House at Mill Point. They are available for use by
members and their accompanied children.
If you have have paid the £40 annual
boat user charge you may use the club
dinghies for free whenever you
want. Remember you must always wear a bouyancy aid, you are responsible
for anyone in the dinghy and you must report any damage or missing
equipment to the Quartermaster (Sail). Please read the guidelines on using the club
boats before using any club boat.
Throughout the spring, summer and early autumn we have an extensive sailing programme
- follow the link to the Summer Programme for details.
Sailing your own boat
Many SGBA members have their own boats and the SGBA has facilities to support members using their own boats,
events to bring members together on the water.
The club was very generously donated a Drascombe Lugger called Scillabub. Various members including Steve
Goodchild, Stanley Brown and Roger Stobbart have worked very hard restoring her to make her ready for use by
Scillabub can be booked using the form below:
Conditions for using dinghies
All members who have paid the £40 annual
boat user charge may use the club
dinghies for free subject to the following conditions:
- Buoyancy aids must
be worn at all times whilst using SGBA craft.
- Adult members of the club (those over 16 years) may use the sailing
dinghies without being accompanied by a safety boat.
- Members under 16 may use club dinghies outside of
club events provided that parents or guardians (two adults) are in
attendance in an SGBA safety boat or one with similar performance and
equipment. The club cannot advise for all conditions, so members
supervising juniors are expected to follow the advice of a qualified
instructor and RYA guidelines. Note that the minimum qualification for
a safety helm at an SGBA club event is Powerboat Level 2. If a
parent/guardian considers the junior to be sufficiently experienced and
conditions permit safe sailing, he/she may supervise the child from
- The sailing area for the
dinghies is from Duncannon and/or Tuckenhay to the Anchor Stone.
- Any breakages or missing or defective gear on the sailing dinghies
or canoes should be reported to the Bosun.
- If you use a club dinghy please ensure that when you return it you
securely attach to either the standing chain or the rail (Pico’s)
using either the supplied lock or the boat's painter. This will ensure
that the boats will not be damaged or lost during high spring tides.
Complete list of SGBA boats
A complete list of the SGBA's boats can be found here.
DETAILS OF THE BOOKING PROCEDURE can be found here
After your booking you will
receive an email asking you to complete a simple form about the
condition of the boat when you left it.
Please fill in this form as it provides the Quartermaster with
essential information that enables him to make sure that the boat is
ready for the next user.
If you have lost the email, the form can be found here.
Enjoy your time on the water.