• Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club, South Devon

  • Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club, South Devon

  • Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club, South Devon

Welcome to Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club

We are a family friendly club run for the benefit of users of the Kingsbridge Estuary whose interests range from dayboats to canoes and SUPs, from sailing boats to RIBs, from bird-watching to fishing, with the aim of bringing together all members of the boating community. The Club is keen to involve and represent the widest possible spectrum of water users. It is recognised as a consultee by Salcombe Harbour Authority.

WHERE WE MEET

Club meetings are generally held in the meeting room at the Seven Stars public house, in Mill Street Kingsbridge at 19.30 on the third Wednesday of each month, except during the summer months. This meeting night may sometimes be changed due to school holidays and in the Summer months outside activities may be substituted for the Lecture programme. Please refer to our Calendar and our regular email Newsletters, as well as the general News section of this site for more details.

USEFUL LINKS

Prawle Point National Coastwatch

Salcombe Harbour Authority

Kingsbridge Information Centre

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coronavirus continues to affect all the Club activities and we have no way of forecasting when we might re-commence any of our traditional activities.  In the meantime, following the Goverment’s latest announcements, various authorities have altered their requirements and activities as follows.

Salcombe Harbour Authority has opened up the Harbour to resident boats, not to visiting craft, with limitations on use. Go to the Salcombe Harbour website for details

Prawle Point Coastguard have increased their presence, go to their website for details; the following is their summary

NEWS
Due to the recent changes in the COVID 19 lockdown, we now have an additional response vehicle allocated to our team. This vehicle is located in Kingsbridge and is equipped with immediate water rescue equipment enabling us to quickly respond to those in trouble in the water, backed up by our main rescue vehicle.

South Hams District Council has opened car parks at Bigbury, North Sands and Slapton

Boatwatch activities are under review at present. The restricted activities may be increased, boatwatch teams will be kept informed.

Your committee is still holding monthly Zoom meetings, constantly monitoring the situation and will keep members advised, either through the web site or by newsletter.

In the meantime, stay safe and observe the rules.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all. Please complete the Membership form on this site. Family membership covers up to two parents plus all children under 18 resident at an address so please provide all relevant details. The membership only confers a single vote at General Meetings. The membership year mirrors the calendar year.

As the Club has no premises and is run entirely by an unpaid volunteer committee the membership subscription is very low-£10 a year until the end of 2021 at least. As a result, and to avoid complexity, there is no apportionment of the subscription if you join part way through the membership year.

COMMITTEE

Contact details for officers and committee members can be found on this site. Please contact the appropriate person (or if in doubt the Secretary) with any queries you may have. In the same way, if you have any positive suggestions for improvements to our programme or activities please offer them to us.

WEBSITE

 As we have no premises this site is our main source of contact with our members, our “Clubhouse”, and we hope you can locate all the information you require using the Menu at the head of this page. You will find links to club information like our Constitution, retailers offering membership benefits, club branded clothing, as well as to a variety of other organisations.

Latest News & Events

RNLI’S 150TH Anniversary Celebration

The RNLI in Salcombe and Kingsbridge is celebrating their 150th year, saving local lives at sea. In September 1869, the first Salcombe Lifeboat, The Rescue, was launched at Dodbrooke Quay, Kingsbridge and rowed to her new home at South Sands. Since…

KEBC Visit to BRNC 18th September 2019

Some twenty KEBC members were warned by our Chair that we were in for a fairly hard walk. In practice this seemed less arduous than keeping up with and absorbing the huge knowledge imparted by our guide Mike Pearce, whose enthusiasm and experience…

KEBC Club Night with Alice Henderson.

On 16th October the Club’s winter lecture programme featured a fascinating talk by Alice Henderson about her exploration of Patagonia and Antarctica. Clearly addicted to adventurous pursuits from an early age, Alice enthralled her audience…