Perfect conditions for a relaxed Monitored sailing session last Sunday; enough wind to keep moving, but not enough for involuntary capsizes. Patrick organised three one lap races. Even if you haven't raced before, it's worth having a go. Patrick explains the rules, the course is straightforward and Patrick has an encouraging word for everyone. If you've ever been put off racing before by all the shouting, you'll find Monitored sailing racing to be amongst the
Published 07:28 on 10 Aug 2020
We are holding an introductory or improver training sessions for parents and children sailing in a boat together so that both can develop their sailing and seamanship skills in a way that is compatible with but not part of RYA formal training awards.Couples may also find the sessions useful. Objectives The course will teach or remind participants the basic concepts of sailing including: Covid precautions Safety and
Published 14:00 on 5 Aug 2020
This year's T shirt slogan winner was Astrid Waite, seen in the photo with her cousin Esme modelling the winning entry "50 years gone, still sailing on". Thanks to Daniel Simmons for the design on the front. Members wishing to purchase further T shirts please contact us via the web-site ! (A minimum order may be required).
Published 13:37 on 5 Aug 2020
SGBA's 2020 Junior Sailing finally got underway on Tuesday 28th July. The young sailors had been waiting since initially booking in February for the May course which had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 restrictions. They had to wait an extra day as Monday's strong winds forced the cancellation of the first day. At last, on Tuesday morning 12 Level 3 and 4 candidates were afloat. Unfortunately it was not possible to organise Level
Published 13:31 on 5 Aug 2020
EXCITING PROSPECT FOR 2021 Members of the SGBA might be aware of the 'Section 106' scheme whereby housing developers are required to contribute a portion of their potential profits in to the community which suffers the disruption and consequences of the development. The builders of the King's Orchard estate, Cavanna Homes, are due to pay more than £90,000 as their S.106 contribution, within weeks. South Hams District Council has decided that this is,
Published 11:24 on 3 Aug 2020
Scillabub, the SGBA's Drascombe Lugger, returned to the water in the last week of July and is now available for use via our online booking system . Scillabub was kindly donated to the club in 2018, and since then - after a restoration project led by Steve Goodchild - she has formed a key part of our fleet, enabling members to embark on longer voyages by sail, motor, or oars. Sailing Scillabub
Published 00:00 on 2 Aug 2020
SGBA's first RYA Dinghy Instructor Course began on 3 rd August with 5 candidates subjecting themselves to a Pre Course Assessment test which I am pleased to say all passed. The course itself will be held on 12 th , 14 th and 15 th August with the sailing sessions planned around high water times but not interfering with monitored sailing sessions.
Published 00:00 on 31 Jul 2020
SGBA members are now able to race during most Monitored Sailing Sessions.... Patrick Bapty organises races to suit all - from novices to seasoned racers. Friendly and informative briefings are provided to help those new to racing. Stay up to date with the next race series by keeping an eye on the club WhatsApp group: "SGBA Afloat".
Published 15:25 on 25 Jul 2020
Great to have club dinghies back on the water this evening for our first club sailing session post lockdown. Happy members and good wind.
Published 21:01 on 6 Jun 2020
We are pleased to announce that in line with the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions, members who have paid their £40 club boat use fee can once again use selected SGBA club boats on the river: Sailing dinghies during monitored sessions from Saturday 6th June Paddling in kayaks and SUP's at other times from Sunday 7th June The health and safety of all members remains our priority and
Published 11:58 on 5 Jun 2020