21st November 2019

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Totnes Boating Association is at the head of navigation on the beautiful River Dart, in the heart of historic Totnes with access to picture postcard villages, waterside pubs and cafes, creeks, beaches and, of course, Dartmouth and the breathtaking South Hams coastline beyond.

Click here to see a guide to our beautiful river Dart

Totnes Boating Association welcomes members, visiting boat owners, guests, families and dogs on leads to our Clubhouse. Our clubhouse bar is open for members every Friday and Sunday. Our club also has a very active social calendar including; barbecues, walks, charity events, theme nights, dinners and dances.  We also have many boating activities, cruises, visiting other harbours, bbq's down the river and of course the Dartmouth Regatta.

If you need any more information please email Graham Sykes our Membership Secretary: membership@totnes-boating.co.uk


New Members all you need to know Click Here


The club has 64 moorings on the River Dart for members use, winter storage ashore for all moored boats (doubling as a large summer car park), tender storage and slipway. The club also offers a ‘Special Offer’ for mooring boats in the Mill Tail for the winter period. However you not need to have a mooring in Totnes to be a member of our club, as many members have their boats elsewhere on the Dart or moored at other harbours in Devon.

Clubhouse ‘Chandlers’ Bar'

Opening Times - Friday evening: 6pm to 11 pm & Sunday lunchtime: 12 pm to 3 pm

Summer Months first Wednesday of the month 6.30pm BBQ

   Event News 21-11-2019 

 Events Calendar

The Web Site Calendar has been updated and will continue to be regularly updated as the forthcoming event prgramme is arranged.

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 The most important meeting for all TBA Members 

2019 Annual General Meeting of the Totnes Boating Association will be held at 7:30 pm on Friday 29th November 2019 in the Clubhouse.

Saturday 23rd November - The annual Dinner and Dance

To be held at the Dainton Golf Club.

The premier event of the year. If you've never been to Dainton for a meal you've really missed out, so here's your chance to put that right. The cost for a wonderfull meal and an evening of dancing is £29.00 per head. I've attached the menu choices to this email so contact Marion to secure your place and make your menu selection.

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Click here to see Menu choices


Friday 29th November - Annual General Meeting

Probably this the most important meeting of the year, as members will not only hear the reports from the Executive Committee but also have the chance to vote for those wishing to step forward to help in the many ways supporting the running of our club.

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Sunday 1st December - Decorationg the club for Christmas.

Starting at 12 noon with mince pies. Prior to this there will be another Social Committee meeting startng at 10:30.

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Sunday 15th December - Christmas lunch and Draw.

Traditional turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Again contact Marion to book your place at this very popular event. The cost is £22.00 per head.

After the lunch the draw will be held. Draw tickets are available from Diana or Isabel in the club on any Sunday lunch time.

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Click here to see Raffle jpg poster


   Latest News 01-11-2019

October 1st Executive Minutes

The Executive Meeting Minutes are now to be found under the Home Page drop down menu. (members need to sign in to read).

A Big Sailing Boat

Seen last week a lovely Dutch sailing vessel  just on its way out of Dartmouth.

Click Here to see photo of this ship.

Loads of great advice for boaters

This great guide by the RYA covers all issues and advice to boaters etc.

Even those who are experienced on water will find the information contained in this leaflet very useful.

This fifth edition focuses on six key topics for boaters to think about:

  • The correct stowing of liferafts

  • Preventing lateral loading on safety line hooks

  • DIY boat electrics

  • Fire prevention and fire-fighting equipment

  • Fishing gear entanglements

  • The importance of seeing and being seen at night

(Click Here to download 6.2MB pdf file)

One for our Motorboaters

The only FREE on-line monthly motorboat magazine.The November issue of Motorboat Owner is online now. I contains as usual some great articles.

Click HERE to sign in and download a copy.

(It is simple to register just Click Here )

 The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) 

For any newer members while boats are off the water is the time to ensure that you are qualified to use either a Handheld or Fixed VHF Marine Radio. SRC is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam. You can take an initial couse which prepares you for the exam, these are available from many South Devon providers or via a RYA Recognised Training Centre. (intial training can be available on line by some providers)

The Rolls of Committes/Executive members

Click Here to read about members rolls 


Newer Members might not know this!

To all members - you can visit/attend any ordinary Exec Meeting to ask questions and get the reply minuted. However please inform Steve Summers via his email: secretary@totnes-boating.co.uk that you wish to attend and brief details of your question, as this can be entered on the agenda. He will give you the date/time for next meeting. 

The TBA web site strongly encourages the wearing of lifejackets at all boating boating activities.

Lifejackets save lives – all the evidence indicates that a correctly fitted lifejacket will significantly improve your chances of survival if the unforeseen or unfortunate occurs.  Not only will a lifejacket keep you afloat and allow you to adopt the HELP position that minimises heat loss (Heat Escape Lessening Position), it should turn an unconscious casualty to keep the airway above the water. 

DO NOT FORGET to regularly check your lifejacket as cylinders can become loose or activators out of date PLUS inflate manually to ensure all is ok.

All forms of boating including Sailing, Motorboating, Canoeing & Kayaking are “Assumed risk” - “Water activities” that may carry attendant risks. Members should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Please note that TBA has no control over any third party links that appear on this web site and therefore is not responsible for their content or accuracy

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This photo shows the TBA at its very best -

out boating and having lots of fun