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 2016 starts at as little as £35 a year for a single person and £50 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.

2016 Events Calendar

26/06/2016 09:30 Club Sailing
10/07/2016 09:30 Club Sailing
16/07/2016 TBA Junior Sailing Course
17/07/2016 TBA Junior Sailing Course
23/07/2106 TBA Junior Sailing Course
24/07/2016 TBA Junior Sailing Course
25/07/2016 TBA Junior Sailing Course
30/07/2016 TBA Social event
31/07/2016 14:30 Club Sailing
14/08/2016 13:30 Club Sailing
28/08/2016 13:00 Club Sailing
10/09/2016 TBA Clubhouse Opening
11/09/2016 11:00 Club Sailing
18/09/2016 TBA Middleback Cricket
25/09/2016 12:00 Club Sailing
09/10/2016 09:30 Club Sailing
23/10/2016 10:00 Club Sailing

Sailing can only take place if we have the necessary people to run them i.e. OOD and safety boat helm & crew. We need to find three names for each event before it can go ahead. The status of sailing events can be found on the Sailing and Events Support Site.

If you can help support an event please contact the Sailing Secretary.

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