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SGBA Training during 2024

We have an exciting training program for 2024 with more dates being added please keep an eye out for more course dates in the calendar on the website. We have introduced a new course within Junior sailing courses called, "Advanced Week Experience required: Stage 4 A fun packed week of sailing at an advanced level. This week is designed to consolidate what you already now whilst adding More »

18 Jan 2024

Winter Talks (11th January, 19:00 - 21:00): Boatbuilding, with Will Read

Will Read will be introducing us to the Academy and its fabulous work teaching traditional boat building and furniture making techniques. (This is where our very own Commodore built his Shunting Proa!) A must for those with a love of woodworking, boat building and boats in general. Will runs the Boat Building Academy day-to-day and co-chairs the board of trustees. Having started woodwork as a child, Will remains a passionate maker and has spent More »

3 Jan 2024

Changes to Membership Fees and Storage Charges

In order to maintain the day-to-day upkeep of the club, covering depreciation and accounting for the general inflation of running costs, 2024 will see a small increase in both membership subscription fees and storage charges at SGBA. Highlights are as follows: a small increase (between £10 and £20) to subscription fees for annual membership categories removal of the opt-in boat use fee, now incorporated into all memberships similarly small increases More »

29 Dec 2023

Saturday racing (all invited)

Saturday 10th November bought little wind, but enough to hold 2 short dinghy pursuit races just off Mill Point. 17 competitors in 14 boats made for some close if not exciting races. The fastest boat giving the slowest a 13 minute head start in the second race, meant the finish time was the same for everyone, calculating positions by place on the water after the set race duration. There was less than More »

12 Nov 2023

Remembering Captain Tom Woodfield, OBE

We have recently learned with much sadness of the death of Captain Tom Woodfield, who was the SGBA's Commodore twenty years ago, 2001 2004. Tom 'crossed the bar' on 30 October. Born into a seafaring family, Tom led a life full of adventure and achievements. A merchant mariner from the age of 16, he devoted his early career to exploration and research in Antarctic waters; in his later years he served the More »

29 Oct 2023

Foreshore Vehicle Access, October 2023

SGBA members have no vehicle access to the Stoke Gabriel foreshore, except for a one week period at the beginning of the annual sailing season and one at the end of the season to move their boats or equipment, as set out in our planning consent. We have notified Stoke Gabriel Parish Council (SGPC) of the date we have set for members' vehicle access for the beginning of the 2023 sailing season as: More »

30 Sep 2023

Upcoming events

Mar 2

08:00 - RYA DI Pre Assessment day

Mar 2

08:30 - Dinghy Racing (all invited)

One of a series of races for all members running
Mar 3

08:00 - RYA Instructor Development Day… Cancelled

This is an instructor development day hosted by the RYA
Mar 9

14:00 - Dinghy Racing (all invited)

One of a series of races for all members running
Mar 16

08:30 - Dinghy Racing (all invited)

One of a series of races for all members running
Mar 23

08:30 - RYA VHF Radio Training Course…

1 day training course for members 16 and over covering;
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