Boating & Social Activities FAQs


Boating Activities


What are the usual club boating events?

The main boating activities held are: Craning boats In & Out; Opening Trip; Dartmouth July Weekend; Commodores BBQ down the river; Dartmouth Regatta; and ad-hoc trips to other harbours.

What other facilities we can use at other venues on the Dart?

Other boat clubs on the river generally welcome visiting members from the TBA, but this is at their discretion. Equally, we are very happy to welcome members of other boat clubs and marine organisations as our guests.

Can I learn how to sail or use a motor boat?

We do not offer official accredited training. Individual members are often free with their advice, but new members are advised to seek RYA-accredited training (or similar) in Brixham or Plymouth. The same applies to canoeing or kayaking, although there are clubs in Totnes that will help.

Social Activities

What social activities are there?

There are a variety of social events held throughout the year. Details are posted on the club notice boards and website. The main events typically are

  • Sunday Roast Lunch at the Clubhouse once a month during the winter.

  • Snacks served during bar hours every Sunday during the winter.

  • Valentines Night put on solely by the menfolk to treat the ladies. A sit-down meal with music.

  • Bingo Night.

  • Quiz Night.

  • Darts Night – competition organized by one of our members.

  • New Members Night – an evening to meet new members & answer any queries they may have.

  • Curry Night – a sumptuous meal put on by one of our members.

  • Annual  Dinner/Dance – a three course meal with live music or disco

  • Fitting Out Supper – a three course meal with dance music afterwards

  • Laying Up Supper – a three course meal with dance music afterwards

  • Christmas Draw

  • New Years Eve party – a three course meal and disco

See the More About Events web page for more detail of the main events.

How can I help?

All members are welcome to attend Social Committee meetings, at which we organise our events. Dates are published on club notice boards and the website. We are a “self-help” organisation, so if you wish to volunteer to help, this will be much appreciated.

What happens at clubhouse BBQ’s?

Once a month during the summer, the club provides an evening BBQ. Members bring their own food and cook it on the BBQ’s provided. The BBQ’ fires will be lit ready for cooking and it may be best if you bring a cooking utensil. There is a small charge. The bar is open.


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