News 2018

[The Club]

Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Club will be held at the Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge, on February 28th 2018 at 19.30 for the purposes of transacting the following business.

1) To appoint a chairman of the meeting

2) To ascertain a quorum in accordance with rules 7 and 11 of the Club constitution

3) To consider and if thought fit to pass the following resolutions-

(a) That paragraph 2.6 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the deletions and additions shown in italics-“ To work with the local community and other organisations to enhance and support the wellbeing and prosperity of the area”

(b) That paragraph 2.7 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the addition of the words shown in italics-“To encourage promote and support safety on the water good seamanship and pilotage and adherence to the Harbour byelaws as defined by the Salcombe Harbour Act of 1954”

(c) That paragraph 3.4 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the deletion of the word “April” and the substitution of the word “January

(d) That paragraph 6.2.1 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the addition of the words in italics-“The control of the affairs of the Club on behalf of the Members and to manage the affairs of the club according to the Rules and shall cause the funds of the Club to be applied solely to the objects of the club or for such philanthropic or charitable purposes as the committee shall determine

[Explanatory notes.

(a)Under paragraph 11 of the constitution these resolutions require a two-thirds majority vote in favour of those present at the meeting and voting.

(b) Please note that family membership only confers the right to a single vote on any resolution

(c) Resolution (c ) is proposed consequent to the proposal to align the subscription year with the financial year of the Club (see website News item “Membership Renewal”)

(d) Proposals (a), (b), and (d) are put forward to clarify the ability of the Club to support, by financial donation, organisations such as the local lifeboats, and to enable the committee to apply surplus club funds generally for charitable purposes if thought fit to do so. They also widen slightly the class of organisations capable of benefiting, to include those that may operate in the educative field in boating.]

VHF Short Range Certificate Course

Andy Thomson will be teaching a VHF Short Range Certificate Course on the afternoon of Thursday March 1st starting at 14:00 and morning of Friday March 2nd starting at 09:00.

The exam will be the afternoon of March 2nd starting at 14:00.
Teaching will be at my house in Stokenham if numbers don't exceed four people.
Currently two KEBC members are booked on it so there are two vacancies.
If numbers go over four I will move the course to a village hall in the area.

The course duration and timing are designed to suit people who want a little more than the absolute minimum. It is a well proven format and particularly suits more mature students who find a single day course followed that evening by the exam to be too intensive. By splitting it attendees get two benefits.

  1. First is much more time to think about the course material and the overnight break in the teaching facilitates this.
  2. Second is a huge benefit to most people because it allows them to have much more time to practice using radios and getting to understand the correct procedures.

Cost to club members is £80 plus £10.50 for the RYA course pack and £60 payable to the RYA for the exam and issuing the certificate.

Andy Thomson
01548 581288      07710 234646

KEBC Donates to the Little Princess Trust & St Lukes Hospice

The cheque for the sum of £650 was half the total of £1300 raised at the Crabshell Quay Regatta last summer.

The other half was given to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for little girls who have lost their hair through illness.

Club Meeting Report 17th January 2018

17th January. Club Secretary Penny Masters presented a video BBC documentary that was made whilst she was on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust tall ship, Lord Nelson for a voyage from Aberdeen to Falmouth in April 2017.

The film followed the exploits of a BBC Scotland presenter who is visually impaired and it gave us a great understanding of the issues facing people with a disability undertaking this kind of adventure.

Penny answered many questions from the floor and it was obviously to the whole audience that she had thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although she did say that given another opportunity to sail with the Trust, that she might choose a voyage in a warmer climate.

The Raffle raised £46 which Penny will present to the Jubilee Sailing Trust in due course.

KEBC donate to the Devon Air Ambulance

We are pleased to announce that the £175.00 raffle money from the Christmas Dinner, which was collected for Devon Air Ambulance, has now been handed to the 4 all lady crew of the Astro to Atlantic Challenge to add to their same chosen charity fund.

The Astro to Atlantic team, are Helen Symons, Chloe Harvey, Louise Read and Gemma Harvey, four hockey players from Kingsbridge and Salcombe Hockey Club who are set to swap their sticks for oars to take on a huge Atlantic rowing challenge - the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in December 2018.

They will be rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua and will be attempting to break the World Record in the process and raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance. they intend to row around the clock, rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, facing sleep deprivation, 60 foot waves, salt sores, exhaustion and sea sickness in the hope of breaking the all female fours crew world record which currently stands at 40 days and 8 hours.

The four ladies now have to raise in excess of £100,000.00 to purchase our boat, safety equipment, kit, race entry and complete our rigorous training. They are seeking sponsorship and support from local businesses to help achieve something extraordinary and raise a lot of money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust along the way.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club for their kind donation towards our charity. Kind regards, Chloe Astro to Atlantic.

You can follow the progress of these brave ladies on Facebook (Astro to Atlantic) and on their website

KEBC Club Night 17th January 2018 at 7.30pm.

For our first club night of 2018 we welcome our very own Penny Masters who will be telling the fascinating story of her voyage on the tall ship Lord Nelson with the Jubilee Sailing Trust last summer.

Please note that the meeting will be held at Kingsbridge Rugby Club, High House Lane, TQ71JL as the Crabshell Inn is unavailable to us this month.


Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club's financial year starts on January 1st each year while subscriptions have always been due on April 1st.  This makes finances unnecessarily complicated.

Your committee has proposed, in order to simplify matters to change the due date for subscriptions to January 1st each year, commencing on January 2019 (next year), so as to coincide with it's financial year.

KEBC have held the subscription price for the past 11 years and now, your subscription of £10 for this year will be for 9 months only to allow for the adjustment of the dates to coincide.
This will be proposed at the AGM in February 2018 for approval from the membership.

How to Renew
Your continued membership is greatly valued by the club and your early response would be much appreciated.
In order to cut out unnecessary postage costs and speed up the renewal process, the form can be downloaded from the website or at the following link at the bottom of this notice and returned via email.  Payments using this method can be easily made by BACS from the details at the bottom of the form. 
Please note: if you wish to continue to pay by cheque please post your renewal form with your payment to the membership secretary as directed on the form

Membership Cards and tide Tables
The Membership cards and the Tide tables for 2018 will be sent to you via post, when you have renewed your membership.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

Piers Rogers
Membership Secretary

If you need any help with this please contact Norman by email at web@

NOTICE OF:- KEBC Annual General M

 This is the notice that the 12th Annual General Meeting of Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Acceptance of Audited accounts
  6. Disposal of charitable funds raised in 2017
  7. Appointment of Auditor for 2018
    From this point the Meeting will be chaired by Sir Jonathan Tod
  8. Nominations for 2018 Committee:
If you wish to join the committee or nominate someone, please contact Linda Lee no later than 14th February 2018.  Each nominee must be proposed and seconded by club members at the AGM. If necessary, Nominations can be taken at the AGM.

After voting is complete, the AGM will continue with the newly elected Chairman.
  • Any Other Business.               
    Issues and general points received by the Committee for discussion           
    (members should advise the Secretary, in writing, by 14th February 2018  of any business they wish to be included).

After the meeting there will be a presentation by a Harbour representative


Christmas Dinner at the Crabshell - Wednesday 13th December

Seventy members gathered at the Crabshell last Wednesday evening for the annual KEBC Christmas dinner.

This year we all able to fit into the newly refurbished upstairs resturant and it was a very enjoyable evening with good food and good company.

A big thank you to Linda and Penny for organising the festivities and all the Crabshell staff for working so hard to making it a successful evening.

The raffle held during the evening raised a massive £175 which we are going to donate to the Devon Air Ambulance, the chosen charity for the 4 Kingsbridge ladies who are going to row the Talisker Atlantic Challenge from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 2018.

The committee would like to thank all who supported the event and would like to wish all a Happy Christmas and great boating new year.

Please Note the 2017 news has been archived and is available from the side panel