SGBA Membership

Joining the SGBA is an excellent way of getting out on the River Dart and enjoying the wonderful sailing, canoeing and boating it has to offer. The Association also organises an active social programme on and off the water throughout the year.

Benefits of membership

  • Unlimited use of the club's fleet of sailing dinghies, canoes, kayaks and rowing boats for an annual fee of £40 towards the cost of maintenance and insurance (payable with membership fees). 
  • Daily use of the two club powerboats. Full details here. 
  • Storage facilities for canoes and dinghies for an annual fee, but there may be a short waiting list for the foreshore spaces. 
  • Secure lockers at the Club House (there is a charge for the lockers and there may be a waiting list). 
  • Newsletter giving you news of SGBA events, articles by members and information about forthcoming activities. 
  • Access to RYA training courses in sailing and powerboats. 
  • Invitations to SGBA events throughout the year. 
  • Opportunities to join up with other members for informal sailing or boating trips. 
  • Volunteering of help with social and sailing events is welcomed. 
  • Voting rights at the club's Annual General Meetings and the opportunity to join the Management Committee of the SGBA. 

Join the SGBA 

Joining the SGBA is easy. Within a couple of weeks you could be on the water using the club's facilities. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Decide whether you wish to join as a family (£70), together as joint membership (£65), or as an individual (£55). If you need guidance contact the Membership Secretary. 
  2. Download and print the membership application:

    Membership Application (pdf)
    Membership Application (MS Word) 

  3. Complete the application form, including details of any boats you'd like to store or lockers you'd like to hire. 
  4. Make out a cheque payable to the Stoke Gabriel Boating Association (SGBA) for the correct annual membership fee plus the one-off joining fee of £50. 
  5. Send your completed application form and cheque to the Membership Secretary:

Gaye Astley 
SGBA Membership Secretary
Coombe Haven
Byter Mill Lane
Stoke Gabriel


Enjoy your SGBA membership!