Make sure your trip to Nottingham is not “Sandbanked”

Two of our members Keith & Duncan have just returned from a cruise up to Nottingham on the River Trent and on their return encountered new sandbanks at Hazelford and Stoke Locks (see pictures attached). If you are travelling along this stretch of waterway please take care and follow instructions from lock keepers and new […]

Dredging Notices – advanced warning

Notice Alert River Trent Location: Between Newark and Stoke Lock – River Trent Tuesday 8 September 2020 until Friday 18 September 2020 23:59 Type: Advice Reason: Maintenance   Original message:   Dredging is proposed to be carried out to remove sand bars at various locations including lock approaches at Newark Lock, Hazelford Lock and Stoke Lock […]

Notice Board updates

We continue to update the website with notice alerts regularly, if you are considering going out on your boat then please check in with us. A small number of notices are visible on the right hand side banner under any announcements, this is not necessarily all of them, so click the link to the ‘Notice […]


2020 events announcement

“It is with regret that owing to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions and likely local shutdowns, your committee has decided to cancel all planned events for the rest of 2020. We shall endeavour to put on additional events as circumstances allow. All events will be advertised on the club website. As you will be aware, […]

York to Farndon log

Following advice from the BWBC Graham Burks successfully completed his cruise from York to Farndon and has given permission for us to publish a copy of his “Log”. We have added a new page on the menu under Information/Navigation/Cruising Logs If anyone has any logs or cruising information they would like to be added to this […]

Notice alert – Newark Town Bridge (Bridge 22)

Notice Alert River Trent Location: Newark Town Bridge (Bridge 22), Newark. Starts At: Bridge 22, Trent Bridge Ends At: Bridge 22, Trent Bridge Monday 15 June 2020 until Friday 7 August 2020 23:59 Type: Navigation Restriction Reason: 3rd Party Works Update on 31/07/2020: Due to a combination of slow progress due to Covid-19 restrictions, and complexities with the […]

Notice update – Holme Lock

Update on 24/07/2020: Our contractors have successfully completed the works at Holme Lock. This means Holme Lock is now operating as normal. Volunteer lock keepers will be on site between 9:00am and 5:00pm to assist boats through, but outside of these hours the lock is self-operational again.

Cromwell lock – update

Notice Alert River Trent Location: Cromwell Lock Starts At: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Top Chamber Ends At: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Bottom Chamber Wednesday 25 March 2020 until further notice Type: Booking Information Update on 21/07/2020: Cromwell Lock will now be manned each day between 8:00am and 4:00pm, if prior bookings have been made.  If you […]

The real cost of owning a boat

 A boat is not simply a material possession or a means of transport. It is a dream we’re buying and a way of life. We know the magic of being transported great distances by nothing more than the power of the wind, but to capture this, we have to sully ourselves with the boring reality […]