South Pennine Boat Club

What's On

Work Weekend

Starts: 10am

A work party usually takes place on the first full weekend of the month. Occasionally these are moved e.g for New Year, Easter, the Rally.

NB The May 2019 work weekend has been moved to avoid the Bank Holiday and will now take place on the 27/28th April.

Due to the Boat Gathering, the October work weekend will take place on 28/29th September,

Please come along and lend a hand as we can only keep fees low by everyone participating and helping out with chores. A jobs list is sent by email to all SPBC recipients a few days before the event.

Work usually starts about 10am. Tea and coffee is provided FOC and on Saturday, a lunch is often provided at a nominal charge.

There is nearly always a social get-together on the Saturday evening of the work party. This may be an organised event or a Free'n'Easy night where folk just gather for a drink and a natter.

We hope you can join us at the next work party weekend.

Committee Meeting

Starts: 2pm

Committee meetings are held in the clubhouse on the Sunday of the work party at 2pm. Observers are welcome. An agenda for the meeting and the unratified minutes from the previous meeting are available to download from the website. (Downloads - Meetings).

Please note that the 'May'committee meeting will be on April 28th as the work party has been moved to avoid the Bank Holiday. There will be no Committee Meeting in June or August 2019! The 'October' meeting will be September 29th (as the following weekend is the SPBC Boat Gathering)


Closing date for Skipton festival boat bookings

Friday 1 March 2019

We are planning to do a club cruise to Skipton in 2019 to the Waterways Festival to be held there on the weekend of 4/5/6th May.

There is a list on the noticeboard so we can organise a block booking. NB The closing date for bookings is March 1st 2019!

St David's Celebration

Saturday 2 March 2019

An evening of Welshness :)

The menu will include:

Leek soup & glamorgan sausage, Lamb cobbler or veggie leek&cheese crumble followed by amber pudding, barabrith and Welsh cheese.

There wil be a bar - though we can't promise welsh beer.


Tickets are available now at £5 each - see Sally

Free 'n' Easy night + darts final

Saturday 23 March 2019
Starts: Bar from 6. Darts from 7

The finals of the 2019 darts Championship - semi-finals and the grand final will take place on the evening before the AGM. The first match will be at 7pm.

There will be an internal for food which will be a Jacobs Joiner supper so please bring along something to share.

A bar is provided which will be open from 6pm

Put a Turk's head on your Tiller

Saturday 23 March 2019
Starts: 2pm

Knotting workshop with Dennis Varley. Cord will be supplied for you to practice or bring your own if preferred.

Please put your name on the list on the noticeboard if you want to have a go so that Dennis can get an idea of numbers.

Social Meeting

Saturday 23 March 2019
Starts: 11a.m.

Social meeting to organise events for 2019.

All welcome - please come along.

Charity Pig Race Night

Saturday 6 April 2019
Starts: 7pm

Usual piggy madness to raise funds for the Commodore's charity. 

Bar open from...

Hot roast pork sandwiches available at £x each - please add your name and mumbers required on the list provided on the noticeboard.

All profits from the bar, food and the tote will go to the Commodore's charity.

Easter Cruise: Brighouse and Beyond

Friday 19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019

The Easter Cruise wil depart on Good Friday 19th April heading for Brighouse for the first night (river levels permitting).

We will then continue on towards Elland on the saturday.

Further details will be posted when suitable moorings are decided and also a venue for a comunal meal.


Please add your boat to the list if you would like to join us.

As usual, we encourage participation by members who do not have a boat. Please add your name to the list if you can help out as crew or as a lockie on Friday or Saturday and if you would like to join us for a meal on either of these days.

Build a burger

Saturday 27 April 2019
Starts: from 6pm

A barbecue with a difference: Build a burger. Freshly-cooked burgers and baps will be available (small charge to cover costs), Please bring fillings and accompaniments to share.

There will be a bar with the usual ale, wine soft drinks available.


Pocklington Rally & Ouse Cruise

Friday 13 September 2019 - 15 September 2019
Starts: Friday the 13th - lucky for some!

Members of SPBC are invited to the Pocklington Canal Amenity Sociaty's 50th Anniversary celebrations at Melbourne September 13th to 15th 2019. 

Meet at Selby Lock on Wednesday evening 11th September, We will lock down onto the Ouse  next morning (around 8 a.m.) and cruise down to Barmby Barrage, locking up onto The River Derwent. We will need to book moorings at Melbourne - please put your name on the list on the noticeboard.

Following the Pocklington Rally we will return to Barmby locking back down onto the Ouse on 16th and taking the tide up to Naburn for a few days in York. Return to Selby will be on/around Tuesday 24th (TBC)

2019 SPBC Boat Gather Weekend

Friday 4 October 2019 - 6 October 2019

There will be a Boat Gathering at SPBC on the weekend of 4-6th October 2019. This will not be an open-gate event as in previous years, but will focus on members, local boaters and those intersted in boating. Mooring reservation forms will be available to download from the website a little nearer the time - and also a form to book food for Sat/Sun breakfast and Saturday night supper which will indicate costs.

Proposed itinerary (TBC!):

Friday - welcome visiting boaters.

Friday evening - Free 'n' Easy Games night with a bar and a Jacobs Joiner supper

Saturday morning - Bacon /veggie butties (please book) + tea/coffee

Saturday lunchtime  - BBQ (please book) + bar open from 12. Teas and coffees available.

Saturday daytime - boating related stalls (inc. a boat jumble), 'competative' sports, Canal Art and Knotting workshops.

Saturday evening - A live band and a Pie & Pea supper (please book).

Sunday morning. Continental breakfast available (please book). Winding down and tidying up.

THE NEXT PLANNING MEETING IS SUNDAY 7th APRIL at 11am - please come along if you can help out.

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