Social Activities

The SGBA is as much a social club for members as a serious boating association. Our members enjoy meeting for sailing events in the summer and shore based activities in the winter months.

The social programme is co-ordinated by the Social Secretary. If you have any suggestions for future events; if you are able to help organise events or if you simply want more information about a forthcoming event, please contact The Social Secretary.

Social sailing

Throughout the summer a programme of waterside events keeps sailors and non-sailors busy. Sunday sailings are primarily about sailing but many members simply come down to enjoy watching the river busy with people enjoying the water and to catch up with friends.

Volunteer days

A couple of times a year the SGBA organises volunteer days when members and their families join us to clear up the foreshore, help improve the clubs facilities or provide labour on a building job. Volunteers are always rewarded with lunch or afternoon tea.

Village events

Stoke Gabriel is a thriving village with a busy and active social calendar and the SGBA contributes to this. In recent years we have organised Waterborne Treasure Hunts, the Middle Back Bash and a Low Tide Cricket match against Dittisham Sailing Club on Middle Back. During Carnival Week, towards the end of July, we organise an SGBA carnival float.

If you have any ideas or requests for other types of social events, do contact the social secretary. We’re keen that there is something for everyone and for all ages, so if you think you are missing out just let us know.

Social Programme Winter 2018 - 2019

Tuesday 9 October

"A Life on the Ocean (Racing) Wave"
An illustrated talk by guest speaker Mike Foster on his decades of ocean racing in all corners of the World.

Thursday 8 November

"WASH – Water and Sanitation Hygiene"
A talk by SGBA member Richard Wilson on his working life as a Chartered Water and Environment Engineer, improving the quality of life for the urban poor in Africa.

Saturday 24 November

Autumn working party at Mill Point to tidy up the site after our busy season.

Thursday 13 December

SGBA Annual Dinner, Emma’s Restaurant.
(booking details will be promulgated in due course).

Saturday 26 January

SGBA Ceilidh at Stoke Gabriel Football Club.
(ticket details will be promulgated in due course).

Thursday 14 February

Rear Admiral David Snelson returns, this time to talk on "The History of the Five HM Ships ARK ROYAL" (of which he commanded the latest and last).

Tuesday 26 March

SGBA Trustee Peter Waite will chill us with an account of his recent cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Thursday 11 April

The Coastal Safety Officer from RNLI Brixham will come to prepare us for a safe boating season in 2019.

Saturday 13 April

Spring working party at Mill Point to ready the site for the new season.

All talks will take place in the Old School Room and will start at 19:30. Do have a glass of wine on arrival and stay for a chat afterwards! Contribution towards costs: Members £2.50, Non-members £3.00.