Totnes Boating Association
Totnes Boating Association welcomes members, visiting boat owners, guests, families and dogs on leads to our Clubhouse. Our clubhouse bar is open for members every Friday and Sunday. Our club also has a very active social calendar including; barbecues, walks, charity events, theme nights, dinners and dances.
If you need any more information please email:

A warm welcome awaits new members.

New Members all you need to know Click Here

28 April 2017

Totnes  Boating Association
Welcome to Totnes Boating Association
the friendly Boat Club on the beautiful River Dart

Totnes Boating Association is at the head of navigation on the beautiful River Dart, in the heart of historic Totnes with access to picture postcard villages, waterside pubs and cafes, creeks, beaches and, of course, Dartmouth and the breathtaking South Hams coastline beyond.

Click here to see a guide to our beautiful river Dart

To link to the TBA Facebook ‘Closed Group’ Activities page please click here

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Membership Information
You will find the following pages under this Home Page

What's New on the site

A  useful list of the VHF Radio Channels for harbours etc in SW England can now be found by Clicking Here. (We hope you find it helpful)

For newer members - this forum is one of the best for help -  it covers both Sail & Motor Boats. Easy to register and tons of info and help to sort out your problems.

VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard will be changing September 2017. This will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used for either Maritime Safety Information (MSI) or Radio Medical Advice. But from September 2017, boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea will have to use VHF channels 62, 63 and 64.

Emergency Flare Disposal – The RYA explain that no authorities/Emergency Services/Coastguard/Supplier etc is obliged to take out of date Flares. Ultimately the responsibility for the safe disposal of out of date flares rests with their owner. The eventual disposal of TEP must become part of your buying decision and who you buy them from.

Approved Exec Meeting Minutes for the 28h February are now found under Members Page/Executive Minutes (you need to sign in to read)

RNLI Dart News update 30th March 2017 read all the latest news - Click Here

Get your cameras out ready - With the majority of boats going in this week then its time to get ready for this years  Photo Competition - take an action shot involving boats to win ‘Capture that boating moment’. The competition has already started (for those already on the water) until November 1st. Send your entries over the months to Pip at or just give them to him. If you are able to provide a caption all the better. The prize & trophy will be awarded at the 2017 AGM. Good Luck and Happy Boating.

Do you remember ‘Spot The Ball’ then how about ‘Spot The Whale’ on Saturday off Start Point Click here to see if you can spot it.

How about visiting Falmouth - a brief guide to encourage you to go off  West and to stay in a most beautiful Cornish harbour. To take a look Click Here

Lysander sailing boat for sale and also a Mariner 3.5hp engine for sale, see under boats for sale.

How about a gentle stroll - then join the annual ‘Walk & Lunch’. It’s a circular walk from Churston Lodge and returning for lunch - see Calendar for more details.

Click Here to read a brief outline of what passage planning is all about.

The TBA needs to make its members aware that weekend trips out of the Dart are subject to weather and sea conditions being favourable, but above all each member is fully responsible in ensuring their boat and crew are up to making the passage, and to make their own passage plan for departure times etc.

A few photos from the Opening Trip are now on the 2017 Gallery

Above, enjoying a BBQ meal inside our clubhouse