The weather was perfect for day 1 of the school taster sessions. While we waited for the wind to arrive, the children enjoyed a competitive paddle race around a buoy and practiced capsizing. A gentle breeze arrived in time for them to spend the majority of their time out on the river putting theory into practice, with great results. Thanks to all involved.
Published 13:07 on 21 Sep 2020
We had six families/couples take up the offer of beginner or improver Family Introductory Courses during August. These are two sessions of three hours each to enable beginners or those with a little experience to learn the basics of sailing. They can also help parents wanting to teach their children to sail. Will Howitt was the instructor for these sessions. If anyone would like additional instruction during or outside monitored sessions please
Published 11:50 on 1 Sep 2020
Unfortunately the Wanderer on the mooring adjacent to the club house capsized during storm Francis. The strong wind and waves pounded the boat's mast into the mud so that when a rescue mission was launched it took multiple attempts before the mast was extracted from the creek mud. The boat was pulled clear using a harness formed by joining together the painter and the main sheet which was secured to the mast through the centre-board
Published 09:37 on 28 Aug 2020
Are you looking for a way to get more involved with SGBA club activities? Perhaps you've enjoyed recent Monitored Sailing and racing sessions, and you'd like to ensure these events keep going? If so please volunteer as a Monitor. No prior experience is needed for the shore based monitor. We will brief you in advance and check all is well on the day. To volunteer, choose a session from the list of up-coming Monitored
Published 11:43 on 21 Aug 2020
When the Dart Harbour Authority pontoon was installed last year one of the aims was to encourage more river based visitors to Stoke Grabriel. Not sure this is what we had in mind though.
Published 20:00 on 20 Aug 2020
We've added a new feature that allows members to advertise boat related items (as well as complete boats) on the website. Once you've added your item for sale to the website let us know through email@example.com and we'll highlight new items for sale in the weekly newsletter. You can also use the facility to give away items, simply enter 0.0 for the price and the item will be marked as free.
Published 07:51 on 20 Aug 2020
Last week, the SGBA hosted an RYA Dinghy Instructor course. Congratulations are due to Verity Howle, Albert Gilmore, Max Morrell, Otto Oldridge and Graham Moore for successfully completing 3 days of training and qualifying as Dinghy Instructors, with an endorsement for teaching in single-handed boats. We look forward to welcoming our new instructors back once Covid-19 restrictions are sufficiently lifted, enabling them to complete their double-handed teaching endorsement too. Many thanks to Stuart
Published 00:00 on 18 Aug 2020
Keen SGBA rowers may have noted the temporary absence of our Whitehall skiff from the booking system over the past few months. Now thanks to Steve Goodchild the repairs have been completed and she is better than ever, with new rowlocks and beautifully varnished woodwork. She is once again available to book . The skiff is ideal for two; one rowing the other siting back and enjoying surroundings, as well as solo outings.
Published 00:00 on 14 Aug 2020
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