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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

    Published 10:29 on 18 Jan 2024

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    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

    Published 11:24 on 3 Jan 2024

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    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

    Published 22:26 on 29 Dec 2023

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    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

    Published 09:21 on 12 Nov 2023

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    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

    Published 15:48 on 29 Oct 2023

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    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:

    Published 14:55 on 30 Sep 2023

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    Cricket in the middle of the river

    Perfect conditions prevailed for our annual cricket match on the Middle Back sandbank off of Mill Point. Some 70 members took part on one of the lowest spring tides of the year, followed by a BBQ at the clubhouse.

    Published 21:10 on 17 Sep 2023

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    SGBA at the Dartmouth Regatta

    As part of the River Dart's vibrant sailing and boating community, the SGBA sent several teams to this year's Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta (23-26 August). This year saw the Toppers, Teras & Fevas racing in Dartmouth Sunday to Tuesday, whilst the Lasers, Solos and PY classes raced in Dittsum Sunday to Wednesday. There was a strong representation from SGBA with 1 Topper, 5 Teras, 2 Fevas, 2 Laser Radials, 3 Laser

    Published 20:57 on 17 Sep 2023

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    SGBA Juniors go team racing

    Saturday morning started a little differently this week. A trip down river to Glampton to meet the Sailability sailers and have an introduction to their Hansa 303 sailing dinghies. A short briefing was followed by 4 races with 12 participants in 6 boats. The first race had a good breeze with a 1st, 2nd & 3rd for team SGBA. The following two races were very close with less wind, allowing team tactics to

    Published 06:41 on 12 Jul 2023

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    River Use Surveys

    Here at the SGBA, we're enthusiastic about preserving the natural environment of our river. For that reason, we'd like to bring your attention to new work being done by the Friends of the River Dart organisation, who are conducting survey work into how people like us interact with the Dart. Friends of the River Dart is undertaking a comprehensive study of community use of the river, as part of an ongoing campaign to

    Published 18:19 on 27 Jun 2023

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    Junior Race Training - goes racing

    With light winds on Saturday it was never going to be the best day to go sailing. However the juniors were making the most of the light breeze in two venues: At Stoke Gabriel the race training continued with Lasers chasing each other around the cans. Both long and very short courses gave them the chance to practice boat handling and co-ordinate their starting. In Torquay the Junior SW Regional Championships were

    Published 06:36 on 21 Jun 2023

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    SGBA takes 2nd & 4th in the River Dart Inter-Club Team Racing

    Perfect day at the races today - sun, wind and great participants...... SGBA entered two teams of six - participating in three RS Quests against other teams from River Dart clubs. Highly competitive, tactical and closely matched teams led to good times on and off the water. Great to see our some of our members, AI's, DI's, Junior race squad, Chief Instructor, Bosun, a trustee or two and the Vice

    Published 20:12 on 4 Jun 2023

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