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 […]


Events update

Check out the updates to the events planned for April. 3rd April boating game 18th April Blessing of the boats  

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 […]

Friday 6th March – Guest Speaker

Please note that this Friday is our first Friday club night and we have a guest speaker talking about the history of the Brayford pool and Mary Gordon.  Remember guests are welcome and it would be great to have a nice crowd for the person taking the time with us on this subject. Look forward […]


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 :

Club Night Guest Speaker

Hopefully you all got intrigued enough to open the poster and look at the yellow, also noticing the actual event, a club night guest speaker talking about the history of the Brayford pool and Mary Gordon.  These are special evenings so we make them open to the general public and you can invite guests. Do […]


First Friday Social Evening – location change

 Due to the recent refurbishment of Woodcocks, future First Friday Club Nights will be held in the Conservatory & not the Function Room. Come and join us to get involved in the exciting year coming up, meeting is on Friday 7th Feb starting at 1930 in the Woodcocks Click here for more information

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 […]