COVID-19 News Boat Safety Scheme Examinations Temporary Suspension

Following the most recent announcement from the Prime Minister regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the joint owners of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) are allowing a temporary extension to safety certificates for those craft requiring an examination in the period until the 14th April. Any future change will be reviewed in respect […]

Boating update from Canal River Trust

Coronavirus and boating update Following the most recent announcement from the Prime Minister regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, we are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel. As a result, and to help those who live-aboard (along with those who would need to travel to their boat in order to move […]

BWBC announcement

The BWBC committee have agreed on the following . A message from the Commodore: “Following Government advice to keep us all well it is with regret that we are cancelling all club events to the end of June starting with and including the Fitting Out Supper on the 28 March 2020. Should the advice change […]

Newark Flood Gates open

Notice Alert River Trent Location: Newark Flood Gates, Newark, River Trent Starts At: Newark Basin Flood Gates Ends At: Lock 13, Newark Town Lock Saturday 15 February 2020 12:00 until Thursday 5 March 2020 Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Water resources Update on 05/03/2020: The water levels have come down, and we have now been able to open Newark […]

Skippers’ Tips: Pilotage with Google and rope sleeves

Read here: How to stop anchor chain damage, and other top tips Ever worried about your topsides being damaged by the anchor chain? We’ve got a neat solution for that, as well as a smart idea for a lighter companionway, and how to use Google for satellite navigation Information provided by :

My solo cruise ended in a life raft

There is something oddly fascinating in reading other people’s tales of misfortune. Not out of any sense of schadenfreude, but rather out of a mixture of horrified pity, relief that it wasn’t us, and an instinct to wonder what we would have done were we to find ourselves in the same predicament. Would we have […]

Win your Dream Yacht Charter in paradise!

Sailing Today, Yachts & Yachting and Classic Boat magazines together offer a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime holiday afloat, courtesy of our partner Dream Yacht Charter. The winner of our free-to-enter prize draw will be offered a six-berth three-cabin yacht for a week’s charter in one of over 60 destinations worldwide. Entries close on 28 […]

8 safety lessons from 2019

A good sailor learns from experience, or better, from the experiences of others. Theo Stocker looks back to see what seamanship and safety lessons we can take from this year’s events Read the Article Here

River Witham Notice

Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open River Witham Location: Lock 1, Stamp End Lock, Lincoln, River Witham Starts At: Bridge 4 Ends At: Bridge 7 Update on 23/12/2019: After discussion with our contractors, it has been decided to defer the implementation phase of the refurbishment of the guillotine gate at Stamp End Lock until winter 2020/21. This closure is therefore […]