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.
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A warm welcome awaits new members.

New Members all you need to know Click Here

09 December 2016

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

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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)

Wearing a lifejacket can increase your chances of survival by up to four times when immersed in water which could save your life. Click here for guidance on Lifejackets

Do you know what your boats CE Certification is? Click here for a guide also a most useful guide is the mca Stability Guidance for Powered Vessels that you can see by CLICKING HERE (if you are doing coastal of trips further afield then you really need to know this information.

Not to frighten you BUT - Do you know the The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, (COLREGS), are quite simply, the ‘rules of the road’ for ships and other vessels at sea; they set out the conduct of vessels in any condition of visibility, in sight of each other and in restricted visibility. Failure to comply with the COLREGS – not necessarily a collision but simply a breach of the rules such as motoring the wrong way in a separation lane – is a criminal offence that, depending on its severity, could mean prison and/or an unlimited fine.

Launched in Sept ‘Safe Skipper App’. Safe Skipper have launched a free boating safety app. Safe Skipper is an app dedicated to keeping people safe at sea, which includes life saving tips and procedures. If you want to know more then Click Here

Executive Minutes of Executive Meeting on September 27th 2016 now on line - see under Members area.

Sailing Today - do read this? - Some really good articles - ‘An odyssey through the Canary Islands’, Which boat heater for your yacht?’, Six best British sailing rivers’.

Yes its that time of the year and the ‘Grand Christmas Raffle’ has started. Click here for details (only 50p a ticket and you can buy as many as you wish)

Now here is something for you to do on ‘New Years Eve’ Click here for information a great night for all.

Both the Committee page & Contact pages have been updated to reflect the Executive Committee & other posts changes after the Nov 2016 AGM

Looking a long way forward in to the 2017 calendar we have Beaulieu’s 40th Boatjumble on 23rd April. You can be sure of picking up some real treasures with old and new wares available. Boat parts, nauticalia, clothing, gadgets, rope and general jumble. There are also many trade stands.

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.

It looks as if we will be celebrating the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns ‘Bard's’ birthday, on January 27th. Hopefully a meal, music (there could even be a piper). OR anything from a formal gatherings of esthetes and scholars to uproariously informal rave-up of drunkards.

The Free on line December edition of ‘Motorboat Owner’ is now out. Includes article on ‘Fitting a Digital Yacht AIS Transceiver’. Sign-up/sign-in at to view.

VERY IMPORTANT - Come along and help plan the events for 2017 - Friday 16th Dec @ 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Spread the word so that we get a lot of members inputs and ideas. Just to remind you Click Here for details

Boat for sale - Seastrike 16 (4.9m) + road trailer, go the Members Adverts to view.

Paul Keyte finally renames his boat

Marion our 2017 Commodore presents the Adams Cup to Ian & Paula House for their quick life saving skills which saved the life of a fellow boater (on dry land)

Commodore Marion presents the award to Keith & Alex Hudson for undertaking boating trips that pushed their own boating skills and experience more than any other member.

Huge Congratulations to all four of these members