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

21 March 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.

The CLOCK BELOW has started running towards ‘Craning In’ for those members boats in  our Totnes Yard Click here for poster reminder.

If you go boating out to sea on cruises & fishing etc then a useful free APP to have on your Android, ipad or phone is Boat Beacon which provides you with simple AIS location info (please note that this is not a substitute for an AIS transceiver but still an asset to have)

This years Photo Competition - take an action shot involving boats to win. The competition will run from today (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.

Exciting news for our sailing members - A summer series for cruising boats to enjoy some fun racing in Start Bay & Torbay. Click Here for more information and how to sign up to show your interest.

Beaulieu Boat Jumble 23rd April - a chance to win by entering this year’s competition and you might receive a night’s accommodation for two and breakfast at Careys Manor Hotel on Saturday 22 April plus a £50 gift voucher towards dinner and a pair of tickets to the boat jumble. Click here to ENTER

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.

An event worth going to is the Western ‘Bristol’ Boat Show coinciding with Bristol Harbour Festival from 21-23 July. The 3-day boat show will display motorboats, marine products, systems and services. The free-entry Bristol Harbour Festival celebrates the city’s harbour-side maritime history and will see two miles of vessels, food markets, circus acts, live music and performers.

Approved Exec Meeting Minutes for the 24th January are now found under Members Page/Executive Minutes (you need to sign in to read)

The Free on line March edition of ‘Motorboat Owner’ is now out. Sign-up/sign-in at to view.

Canvas Cleaning - the YBW have an interesting guide to canvas cleaning which many of us just might be doing - Click Here to read

It’s a good read - ‘All At Sea’ March on line copy Click here to go to pages (look via full page and enjoy)

A lot of boating items added to the For Sale pages

Helmsmen & Crew this is for you, Friday 24th at 7.30pm - An informal discussion & advice all about Safety ‘At Sea & Survival. It’s something that should not be missed by all boaters. The more who attend will make this a very informative event.

The April edition of ‘Sailing Today’ is now out on sale.

Dart Sailability is a local charity that exists to encourage anyone with a disability to take part and enjoy the sport of sailing or boating. Click here to go to their web site.

The Fitting Out Supper will be on Friday 29th April at 7:30 pm. This year, so all our members can enjoy the evening without having to do the cooking and washing up have we decided to employ outside caterers. Go to the calendar for poster and the menu.