Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club

Your committee met on November 8th, the main topics of interest follow: 

Boatwatch Steve Arblaster has volunteered to become Boatwatch coordinator and was welcomed on to the committee.  He will be meeting team leaders in the New Year.  Any member who wants to become a Boatwatch volunteer, but hasn’t yet done so, should contact Steve via

Kingsbridge berth charges.  Subsequent to the October members’ evening and the October newsletter, no comments were received from members about the Salcombe Harbour Authority increase in charges for a mooring on the Kingsbridge pontoons.  Consequently we will not be making any representations to SHA.

Membership.  Your membership secretary, Penny would like to remind you of the time of year.

Membership Renewal For 2022

To renew your membership please pay your fee of £15 by 31st December.

The preferred method of payment is by BACS or Standing Order with your membership number and surname as reference.
As the membership has gone up we will be giving every renewing member a KEBC boat sticker as well as a tide table together with their membership card. These will be sent out in January.

Bank details sort code 30- 94-72 Account No. O1223778

If you have a standing order already set up , please change the amount and date .If any of your details have changed please let us know by emailing
Don’t delay renew today.

Social events.  

Our events coordinator Linda Lee has written the following about upcoming events



The Regal Club, Kingsbridge at 7.00 for 7.30pmIllustrated talk by Rupert Kirkwood ‘The Lone Kayaker”ALL AT SEA ……. WATCHING WILDLIFE FROM A KAYAK’
His talk is about the amazing marine creatures that he has observed whilst clocking up over 27,000 miles of paddling around the coast of S W England.If you are planning to attend what should be a fascinating evening, please email Linda Lee just to give us a guide as to how many members to expect on the night.


4 Course Christmas Dinner £29 a head.
The Cottage Hotel, 7.00 for 7.30pm

Stay Overnight – Book direct with hotel £40 per person.

Coach Transport from Kingsbridge if enough support.

If you would like to make up a table of up to 12 persons please book on one form. Booking form/cheques/SAE to Linda Lee, The Barn, Coronet Place,
Fore Street,Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PT – as soon as possible please


Bring Forms and Cheques to the next Meeting and Linda will have Tickets on Sale.


Menu and booking form can be found in the October newsletter.

Disposal of out of date flares. 

The Government web site is very strong on what a boat owner must not do with out of date flares but is very weak on how to dispose of them legally.  In our area Salcombe Boat Store will take time expired flares with a charge of £2 per flare.  Force 4 might take them if it can be shown that they were purchased from them. I have been informed that, if you buy new flares from Darthaven Marina, they will accept your time expired ones. There do not appear to be any alternatives to these three locally.  One committee member has offered to take the matter up with our MP. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you again soon,

Tony Watson