Notice alert – River Trent (Near Stoke Lock)

Notice Alert River Trent Location: Near Stoke Lock Tuesday 2 June 2020 until further notice Type: Advice Reason: Information Original message: A boat has run onto the sand bar below Stoke lock. The lock approach is still accessible, and craft can navigate around the boat. Please proceed with care. We have been advised that the owner […]

Notice alert – Stoke Lock, Hazelford Lock, Barton Island – until further notice

Notice Alert Location: Stoke Lock, Hazelford Lock, Barton Island Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice Type: Advice Reason: Information Original message: Please proceed with care when travelling along the Trent navigation. We have been made aware that boats may have difficulty navigating below Stoke Lock and Hazelford Lock.  We have also had reports of […]

Volunteer Week – 1 – 7 June

Burton Waters Boat Club is run entirely by volunteers and, as this week is National Volunteers week, I would like to say thank you to everyone who over the last year has given of their time.    Members will have seen those who organised and helped deliver events, led cruises and provided support to our members. […]

Notice alert – Fossdyke Canal (until 26th June)

Notice Alert Fossdyke Canal Location: Bridge 2A, Saxilby Railway Bridge Starts At: Bridge 2A, Saxilby Railway Bridge Ends At: Bridge 2A, Saxilby Railway Bridge Monday 8 June 2020 until Friday 26 June 2020 23:59 Type: Navigation Restriction Reason: 3rd Party Works Original message: Contractors (Amco Giffen) working on behalf of Network Rail will be conducting inspection and testing […]

Notice alert – Trent Bridge (until Monday 15 June)

Notice Alert River Trent Location: Trent Bridge Starts At: Bridge 12, Trent Bridge Ends At: Bridge 12, Trent Bridge Monday 2 March 2020 until Monday 15 June 2020 23:59 Type: Navigation Restriction Reason: 3rd Party Works Update on 01/06/2020: Nottingham City Council are carrying out a major refurbishment and repainting of the Grade 2 Listed Trent Bridge in […]

Notice – Boston Lock

Notice Alert River Witham Location: Boston Lock Starts At: Lock 4, Boston Lock Ends At: Lock 4, Boston Lock Friday 22 May 2020 until further notice Type: Navigation Restriction Reason: Information Update on 29/05/2020: As of the 1st June, our Boston Lock Keeper will be back on duty. Anyone wanting to travel through Boston Lock will need to […]

Yachting Monthly

‘There was a crack and the mast vanished overboard’ – real life lessons of a dismasting

A collapsed mast threw an unexpected obstacle in the path of Tim Ainsworth Anstey’s passage from Gotland to mainland Sweden while sailing with friends Immediately after dismasting it was clear there was a lot of work to do to get rid of the rig TAGS:BeneteauboatdismastingLearning curveSwedenyacht Dismasting doesn’t happen very often in summer coastal cruising.When […]

Notice alert – Cottam Power Station

Notice Alert River Trent Location: From Gainsborough to Cottam Power Station Thursday 21 May 2020 until Thursday 21 May 2020 23:59 Type: Advice Reason: 3rd Party Works Original message: On the 21st May, there will be large load being moved to Cottam Power Station from Gainsborough. Boaters are asked to proceed with care and to allow […]

Boat Safety Examinations are restarting

The BSS has announced that Boat Safety Examinations are restarting.  If your boat’s certificate has expired the BSS are expecting you to have an examination and get the certificate renewed by 31st July 2020.  CRT will accept certificates that expired during the Covid-19 period up to that date. There is a lot of advice about […]

WANTED URGENTLY

Motor Cruiser. Approximately 30ft long. Beam 11ft. Air Draft 8ft 10in. Must be able to navigate the Glory Hole onto the Witham. Cash sale for the right boat  subject to survey. Please call the ex Commodore Keith Laver on Mob. 07939276847.