SGBA Member Survey

The SBGA committee is keen to learn what Club members think of our current facilities, how we can encourage more participation on the water, and where we need to focus our energies. So, thanks to thorough design work by Nick Ager, we are launching an online survey, to run until 31 January. Access it here
We would like all our members, adult and junior, to respond to it - only requires a few minutes.
As an incentive we are offering 3 free membership subscriptions for 2017, effective from 1 March. The winners will be drawn at random from those who provide their identities when responding to the survey.
The draw will be done at the Executive Committee Meeting in February and announced on 22 Feb.
The results of the survey, and the intended actions arising from it, will be briefed at the AGM on 23 March.

Do please take part.

Welcome from SGBA Commodore, Roger Stobbart

The SGBA was established over forty years ago to be the focus of on-the-water activities for the village of Stoke Gabriel in south Devon. Over the years the club has grown both in terms of membership and what it can offer to the local community. The club aims to:

  • promote boating on the Dart 
  • provide sail training for youngsters 
  • be a focus for the on-the-water activities of the local community 
  • and contribute to the life of the village of Stoke Gabriel. 

For boat owners we have lockers, dinghy park and canoe racks. For non-boat owners we have a fleet of sailing dinghies, rowing boats, and canoes that can be borrowed by members. And for everyone there is a busy social programme of shore and water based events throughout the year.

The club works closely with other sailing clubs on the River Dart and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to provide a comprehensive training programme for adults and children in sailing and on motorboats.

Membership in 2017 starts at as little as £45 a year for a single person and £60 for family membership. For a modest additional fee, non-boat owners have access to the Club's boats: 23 dinghies, 2 kayaks, 5 canoes and 3 rowing boats.

Our location is on the picturesque Stoke Gabriel Creek, about 5 miles upstream from Dartmouth and 4 miles downstream from Totnes, the head of navigation on the river. Launching from our dinghy park, which accommodates about 80 craft, is best above half tide, when there is also enough water for up to six hours’ sailing. However, launching is feasible at any time down a gravel bank of the river, from Mill Point, where the Club has its new Clubhouse.

The Clubhouse and dinghy park are accessible at high water via steps and a cliff-top path along the creek. In season, summer evening and Sunday sailing are organised together with a junior sailing course for 8-12 year old children; other water based events occur throughout the year. In winter a course of talks and other social events are organised.


In late 2009, the Bibby Family generously donated the Mill Point Quarry and Foreshore to the SGBA, securing our future for years to come. We have just finished building a new Clubhouse in the quarry at Mill Point.

If you are interested, whether you have a boat or not, whether you can sail or not, come down to one of the Sunday sessions or contact a member of the Committee.

SGBA New Clubhouse


The webcam overlooking the Stoke Gabriel pontoon is provided by courtesy of Bill Christopher.

Winter News

Social Programme

We have an exciting social programme for the winter. Joslin Fiennes has already given a talk on the topic “Dartmouth: a History through Art”. This was very well attended and the Old School Rooms were almost full to bursting.

Our next event is the SGBA Christmas Dinner at Emma's in mid-December. Followed by Santa's visit to the quay on Christmas Eve.

Details of all the winter activities are on the Social Programme page.

Stoke Gabriel Tides

The annual booklet of Stoke Gabriel tide tables is now available from Stoke Gabriel Stores (Roz’s) and the River Shack, as well as at SGBA events.

More details on the Weather and Tides page.

Kindling for sale

It's Magic

Scrap wood from the Clubhouse build has turned into kindling wood.

£3 a bag, free delivery

All proceeds to SGBA funds

Call Julian on 782744

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