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, July or August 2019 (unless urgent business arises)! The 'October' meeting will be September 29th (as the following weekend is the SPBC Boat Gathering)


Build a burger plus Blues and Beer

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. There will also be a raffle. Donations for prizes much appreciated.

We have a live band on stage from 8pm. This will be Blues duo, The Rudderless Brothers. It promises to be a great night!

Boat Gather organisation meeting

Sunday 28 April 2019
Starts: 11am

Many of you supported our previous rallies and open days. This year we are holding a Boat Gathering. We are again looking for your help in organising, helping and generally supporting your fellow members in this event.

Please come along to the second meeting which will be held on Sunday 28th April.

If you cannot attend, but would like to help, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard or contact Jerry Holland.

Social Meeting

Saturday 7 September 2019
Starts: 2.30.m.

Social meeting to organise events for 2019/2020 including the Christmas Party.

All welcome - please come along.

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. Entry forms are available in the foyer. There is an entry fee of £10/boat and a charge of £5 a head if you want to go to the BBQ on Saturday night.

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. An application form for moorings and meal-deal tickets is available to download from the website. Go to the Downloads tab and select Regatta Documents.

Proposed programme:

Friday - welcome visiting boaters.

Friday evening - Free 'n' Easy Games night with a bar and a Jacobs Joiner supper (provided by SPBC members)

Saturday morning - Bacon /veggie butties (included in meal-deal) + tea/coffee

Saturday lunchtime  - BBQ (burgers & hot-dogs available to purchase) + bar open from 12. Teas and coffees available to purchase in the clubhouse.

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 (included in meal-deal) + Bar

Sunday morning. Continental breakfast available (included in meal-deal). Winding down and tidying up.

THE NEXT PLANNING MEETING IS SUNDAY 28th APRIL at 11am - please come along if you can help out.

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