Christmas and New Year festivities are behind us and, hopefully we are embarking on an improving future.  I trust all our members achieved their aims and ambitions over the holidays, catching up with families and friends and enjoying themselves. 

The KEBC Christmas Dinner at The Cottage was attended by 30 members and was  generally acknowledged to have been a success.  Many thanks to Linda for her organisational skills and the Cottage Hotel team for good food, wine and service.  14 members stayed overnight and were similarly full of praise for the hotel.

At present we are welcoming the return of members.  If you haven’t yet paid your £15 membership subscription for 2022, please do so before January 31st.  If you pay by standing order please check that you have changed the sum to £15.  If you are unsure, contact   We will assume that members that haven’t renewed by the end of this month have resigned and their details will be deleted.  The Club’s sort code is 30-94-72; Acc. No. 01223778. 

There has been little interest shown in training courses to date, details are on the kebc web site under Training and Safety.  Andy has to arrange bookings at Stokenham and will have to make decisions in the near future.  Thus members interested need to contact Andy before next Monday, January 10th. 

We have dates for your diaries.  Club evenings are on January 19th, March 16th and April 10th with the AGM on February 16th.  All 1900 for 1930.  We are organising a wine tasting evening in the Regal Club for January 19th, full details will follow.  At present one committee member will be standing down at the AGM and we will need a replacement.  Any members, old or new, that think they would like to join a friendly bunch of people that meet roughly every other month should contact

Members’ adverts on our web site,  are attracting items for sale and wanted.  If you have extra gear you no longer use, or require more gadgets, visit the adverts page and add your items.

Please don’t forget that Covid has not yet left us.  If you attend club meetings indoors, masks should be worn while moving around and it would be best to take a lateral flow test before attending.  Government rules and guidelines must be followed at all times.  On the water Salcombe Harbour Authority will publish its requirements on their web site.

Hope to see many of you soon,

Tony Watson