Welcome to the SGBA Website. Our 500+ members will find here everything they need to make the most of their membership. Prospective members will, I hope, find out enough to encourage them to join us.
The SGBA was founded in the 1970s and for four decades has given masses of fun and pleasure to thousands of adults and youngsters who venture out on the beautiful waters of the River Dart in this lovely part of South Devon. Following a successful development project 2014 – 2016 we now have fabulous facilities at Mill Point to enable and support even more fun on the water for our sailors, kayakers, canoeists and rowers.
The Club is in a superb, but unusual location. We offer:
The unusual bits about our location? Just two: vehicular access is across a tidal foreshore – we cope well enough; and we are required to limit activities at Mill Point to daylight hours only – so we use venues in the village for evening social events.
The SGBA is typical of clubs which the RYA says do best these days: embracing all types of boating, run by enthusiasts and with up-to-date facilities. I’m honoured to serve as Commodore for two years from March 2017. I welcome contact from current members and prospective members - send me an email. Prospective members will find lots of information on the membership page. Then come and visit, weekends are best – email me first so I can arrange someone to meet you.
Our new Social Secretary launched the social programme with a Barbecue and Jazz evening on Friday 16 June. A really good turn out of members had a marvellous, sunny evening enjoying a glass of Pimms and listening to the mellifluous tones of the Neil Maya Trio.
We are all looking forward to Pam's next social event.
We learned from the Survey earlier this year that many members prefer to sail or paddle when others will be on the river, rather than on their own. So we have set up a What’s App group through which members will get alerts when others are going afloat and through which those in the group can make arrangements with each other.
To join the group, text your name and mobile number to: River Lovejoy on 07523 544986.
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.
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