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)


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.


Saturday 7 September 2019
Starts: From 6pm

We will be lighting the Barbeque about 6pm. Bring along your own foods to barbeque and other bits'n'bobs to share,

There isn't a bar for this event so bring along your own drinks too.

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)

Graham's ROCKET BIKE Talk

Saturday 28 September 2019
Starts: TBC

Graham Sykes will be giving us a talk about his steam powered motorbike. He assures us it is a very low-tech talk which everyone can enjoy.

There will be a bar and a Jacobs Joiner supper.

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 interested 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), 'compative' genteel sports, Canal Art and Knotting workshops.

Saturday evening -  Meat'n'Tattie pie supper at 7pm (included in meal-deal) followed by live entertainment from singer Rory Holl. There will also be a Bar

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

Members should add their name to the list to reserve a ticket. Otherwise please complete the moorings & meal deal booking form which is available to download.

Fireworks Night

Saturday 2 November 2019
Starts: TBC

The usual fabulous pyrotechnical diplay with Pie'n'Pea supper. Details to follow.....


Sunday 1 December 2019
Starts: TBC

If we can get enough interest to fill a double-decker bus, then Ian staves will take us to Skipton Christmas Markets in one of his fabulous hitoric red buses.


Saturday 7 December 2019
Starts: TBC

A proper old fashioned Film Night. Ian Staves is providing the projector and the film. Not sure what it will be yet, but no doubt something quirky and entertaining.

There wil be a bar availble and also popcorn and choc-ices.

There will be a list on the board in the autumn. Please add your name if you would like to come along. All welcome.

Christmas Party

Saturday 14 December 2019
Starts: TBC

This year's SPBC Chritmas Party will be on December 14th.

There will be an in-house buffet (organised by Ann & Trevor) and entertainment from a guitar duo, 12-Strings.

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