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  • 02 Oct 2021 14:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As you should know we have set up a WhatsApp group for SBA members, and we have 20-some members signed up. You can sign up for the group via the links on the home page... however...

    I (as the group admin) am having trouble adding some applicants, and there are (I think) two reasons for this:

    1: you have to have installed the WhatsApp app on your mobile phone before I can add you to the group (i.e. before you apply), and that phone number is the one you need to add in your profile as "mobile phone".

    2: you have to give the app all the permissions it asks for on your phone, in order for me to add you.... missing permissions means no entry - sorry these are WhatsApp's rules...

    So, if you have applied and have not been added, please check the above two items, as without these being done there is nothing I can do - sorry.

    PS - the processing at this end is VERY "manualmatic" (circa 10 minutes each!!!), so please apply slooowwwlllyyy..... :-)

  • 16 Sep 2021 23:00 | Anonymous member

    A new Steamboat Rally will be held at Mylor Yacht Harbour River Fal  CORNWALL  .10th to 13th June   2022  with options to extend your stay if desired   ,For more information  contact  

    Alan Davis  alan.verona0251@gmail.com

  • 30 Aug 2021 15:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is now an SBA WhatsApp Group.  To find out more and to join if you wish, members can follow this link.

  • 20 Aug 2021 19:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    s'TEA’m Party 2021

    Windermere Jetty Museum

    Saturday 11th September 2021

    Let’s make this again an afternoon to remember with as many boats as possible joining SL Shamrock and other boats at Windermere Jetty Museum for Afternoon Tea served from Shamrock followed by steaming with Osprey around Bowness Bay and Belle Isle on her final steam of the day.

    Full details on Events Page.

  • 27 Jul 2021 16:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The damage to Shamrock has now been repaired, with two new cabin windows and woodwork repairs. The opportunity was also taken to replace a cracked pane in the engine skylight.

  • 12 Jul 2021 19:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shamrock has sustained minor damage after a collision involving an anchor jutting out over the side of a moored boat.

    The damage consists of two broken cabin windows and some shallow scrapes on the surrounding woodwork.

    Repairs are in hand: templates for the glass have been made and suitable wood found for the other parts. We expect to have her fully operational in time for the 50th Anniversary Rally.

  • 26 Jun 2021 20:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The next STEAM@theJETTY event will be on Saturday 17th July. Please see events section for details.

  • 22 Jun 2021 10:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One good piece of news is that the small associated training event 'Get Your Feet Wet' is not affected, as it will be held on Thursday July 8th at Stoke Lock, on the Wey, for a small number of participants, and not at Dapdune Wharf, the home of 'Puffing a-Wey (in normal times). 

  • 22 Jun 2021 10:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Puffing a-Wey cancelled

    We very much regret to announce that 'Puffing a-Wey' has had to be cancelled for a second year in the wake of the recent lockdown extension.  The decision was confirmed on 21st June by the National Trust with whom the SBA jointly runs this event. 

  • 02 Jun 2021 23:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The link is for the Inland Waterways Association Bulletin

    Subject; Closures threaten Freight in the NE.


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