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    Whitehall Skiff Re-Launched

    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

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    9th August Monitored sailing

    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

  • Family sailing course

    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

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    Junior Sailing T-shirt

    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

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    Junior sailing 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

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    Pontoon Access Project

    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

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    Loving the Lugger: Tips and Tricks for Sailing Scillabub

    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

  • Instructor training

    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

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    Come racing with SGBA!

    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

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    SGBA: Back in Business

    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

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