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    Red Admiral Available for booking

    Red Admiral, a Chester Yawl is designed for one or two rowers. She was built by Steve Goodchild and his band of enthusiastic helpers over winter 2019/20. For more details about the build see Red Admiral - a special addition to the SGBA fleet . After some modifications to the rowlocks and oars she is ready again for use by members. Red Admiral has 3 sets of oats: Short wood

    Published 21:52 on 27 May 2024

  • Water quality at Stoke Gabriel

    As you probably know, Stoke Gabriel has now been designated a bathing site. The water is now tested weekly for Escherichia coli (E. coli) & Intestinal Enterococci. Appendix 3 of the Operations Manual, The Health & Safety Policy and Risk Assessments has been updated to include this along with advice and links for further information. Please check section 3.1 .

    Published 12:59 on 27 May 2024

  • SGBA AGM - 10th May 19.30

    SGBA's AGM will be held on Friday 10th May @ 19.30 in the village hall. All members are welcome. The AGM provides the chance for SGBA members to have their say in the running of the club, elect new members to the Executive Committee and Trustees and for the commodore to present plans for the future. There will also be a social component to the evening with refreshments provided.

    Published 08:34 on 6 May 2024

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    Sunday Sailing & Boating is back!

    Every* Sunday from April to October.... Join us for a sail or paddle, with safety boat cover provided!

    Published 16:46 on 10 Apr 2024

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    Foreshore Vehicle Access, April 2024

    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 2024 sailing season as:

    Published 13:30 on 1 Apr 2024

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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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