The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain

to foster and encourage steam boating and the building, development, preservation and restoration of steam boats and steam machinery

to stimulate public interest
in steam boats
and steam boating

to promote high standards
of workmanship,
safety and seamanship

Events

Events

This calendar shows all events known to the SBA
- however the SBA accepts no responsibility for the veracity of information about events organised by other organisations.

Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • Maidenhill School, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2HA
    Register





    48th Steamboat Association of Great Britain AGM

    Maidenhill School, Stonehouse, GL10 2HA

    09:30 Saturday 2nd March 2019

    Once again it is time for us to have our Annual General Meeting. Whilst the ‘nuts and bolts’ stuff to satisfy our Constitution is relatively short we have ‘bolted on’ (I hope you are noting the engineering references!) a few extras to make the day even more exciting.

    John Puddy, Chair of the SS Freshspring Society, is going to talk to us about the progress that they are making towards recommissioning the ship plus the associated engineering educational work that the Society is also doing, both locally to Bideford and further afield, in all sorts of establishments from Primary Schools to Universities.

    We will, of course, have the ever-popular Junk Sale, er, I mean Auction and the Annual Photographic Competition (for pix taken since the last AGM!). There will probably be some ‘table sales’ for members who have ‘bits and bobs’ for sale that don’t warrant a full Auction entry.

    Mike and Liz Bell will be running the SBA Garment Shop. Please remember to order via the website well beforehand if you want personalised items brought to the AGM.

    We have negotiated a special rate at the Stonehouse Court Hotel if you wish to stay overnight on either the Friday or Saturday (or both!): B&B £128/room double occupancy/£95 single or Dinner, B&B £160 double/£110single. Please book directly with the hotel and mention Steamboat Association to obtain these rates. Tel: 01453 794950 or email reception@stonehousecourt.co.uk


    Hope to see you there, Kevin Slater CEng - Chairman



    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 12:00

    Details to follow 

    • 31 May 2019
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • Beale Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NW England

    Beale Park Boat Show


    SBA participation with stand & boat(s) on show

    details to come


    http://www.bealeparkboatandoutdoorshow.co.uk/


     SBA returning to Beale Park far another Great Show, with the our stand and with extra provision for mooring boats on the lake. Set up  on Thursday 30th. May. 

    Boat show open Friday May 31st to Sunday June 2nd. 2019  Free launching, moorings and SBA camping for members  taking part. Thames Licence required if you are going out onto the River. SBA Event Rules apply if steaming your boat, Declaration Form Required.


    NOTE!

    Please contact organiser directly, by e mail or telephone, to find out more if you have not attended before, regulars know the ropes! 

    If you intend to come along and assist on the stand please get in touch before the Show.


    The most enjoyable family event on the banks of the Thames please come along and support us.

      

    organiser:  Richard Havard


    01446 700974


     







    Event type 2 

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance.

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only


    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • Windermere

    Roger Mallinson's Windermere Week 2019


    The rally is a bit later this year because of the phases of the moon.


    The rally will start with the AGM on the Sunday evening at the Wateredge Hotel in Ambleside. After that it's anybody's guess.


    Tell Roger if you are coming - contact details in SBA members booklet. Contact other local SBA members for more information.


    Event type 3

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; 

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only



    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • River Wey Guildford England

    Puffing a' Wey

    Puffing a' Wey is a joint SBA and National Trust event which brings colour and variety to the centre of Guildford in high summer. 

    DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

    Coordinator Mark Rudall 01252 645486 or email mark.rudall@ntlworld.com





    Event type 2

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance.

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only


    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • Sykes Lane, Emphingham

     The annual Rutland Water Steam Fair is primarily a large land based steam celebration, with the usual traction engines, locomotives and fairground attractions.  Steam launches are invited to attend to provide some real steam on the water.

     

    Its location is between Stamford and Oakham in the County of Rutland.


    Steam launches are  invited to attend the Rutland Water Steam Fair, organised by the Water owners, Anglian Water.

     

    Rutland Water is a large man-made reservoir, with an area of nearly 5 sq miles and is the second largest lake in England by area.  It has an irregular U-shape with lots of attractive bays and inlets to explore. It is primarily a sailing area, motor boats are normally prohibited and even the outboard motors for the yachts must be electric/battery powered, and the Steam Fair provides a rare opportunity for our steam launches to sail on the Water.  

     

    DETAILS & CONTACT info TO FOLLOW

    • 05 Jul 2019
    • 07 Jul 2019
    • Trent Valley Sailing Club Trent Lock Long Eaton Nottingham England
    Trent Meeting

    The 2019 Trent STEAMBOAT Meeting

    The 33rd Steamboat Gathering, a good excuse for a party!

    28th - 30th June 2019

    at Trent Valley Sailing Club - Trent Lock- Long Eaton NG10 2FY

    For the 33rd year, Trent Valley Sailing Club will again be host to Steamboating

      

                     DETAILS TO FOLLOW

                 Contact Françoise and John Tilley for further details:


    Tel: 01530 814224



    Event type 5

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; 

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only


    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 14 Jul 2019
    • Sankey Marina

    3 Days of Steaming this year


    Friday steam up stream

    Saturday the River Festival in Evesham 

    Be on show and Parade

    Sunday steam downstream


    Plenty of pubs and a warm welcome from Doug, The marina and restaurant.


    Organiser 

    Felicity Palmer

    01494 712160

    Felicity_palmer@hotmail.com

    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • Bristol Floating Harbour


    Steamboats @ Bristol Harbour Festival – it’s FREE!




    Welcome to the Steamboat element of the Bristol Harbour Festival – we look forward to seeing old hands and new faces. The format will be much the same as previous years – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!


    DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

     

    The Member of the SBA coordinating with the Event Organiser is Kevin Slater.

     

    Event type 1 & 2 

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance.

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only


    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • Fawley Meadows, Henley-On-Thames, England

    Thames Traditional Boat Festival


    A popular event well worth attending.  Many SBA boats, old and new, qualify to take part.


     Click here for the http://www.tradboatfestival.com/


    SBA stand Co-ordinator Richard Havard


    Please contact Richard if thinking of attending 

     with or without a boat.


    All Steamboats attending, either ashore or on the water, MUST book via

    The Trad Boat Festival 


    If on the water, a Boat  Declaration Form must be submitted to Richard.


    Event type 2

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance.

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only


    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • Calstock, Cornwall
    Register



    Calstock Steam Boat Rally 

    26th– 28th July2018




    Following the success of our 2018 rally the Tamar Crew are inviting you to join our 2019 event which will be held on the weekend of the 27th & 28th July with boats arriving on Friday 26th July.


    The location is the beautiful riverside village of Calstock in Cornwall and over the weekend we will be exploring the wonderful River Tamar.


    June 2018 saw our first rally and it proved to be such a success with 10 steamboats attending that we’ve been asked to make it an annual event.


    It wasn’t just the steamboaters who had a fantastic time but the locals did too, so to coincide with our rally there’s going to be a “Calstock Heritage Weekend” with a Sea Shanty Festival, Morris Dancing, Classic Boats, Classic Cars, Archaeological Exhibition and probably a steam traction engine or two.


    Further details to follow.


    Organiser: Ian Richards

    ianofcalstock@gmail.com



    Event type 1 

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; 

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only







    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 31 Aug 2019
    • Port of Dartmouth, Devon, England
    Register
     

    SBA Members and Boats are invited to participate in the Dartmouth Royal Regatta


    http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/


    SBA coordinator is David Biss.


    Event type 2

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Insurance 

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for info only      

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 01 Sep 2019
    • King George V Park, Lowbourne, Melksham, Wilts, SN12 7ED

    Melksham Food and River Festival


    SBA Members and Boats are invited to participate in this Festival

    This is a free entry event with over 70 stalls expected, organised jointly between Melksham Town Council and the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust. Lots of activity on the River including 'Try Canoeing', Raft Race, Wilderness boats and trip boats. Last year we had 3 steam launches which created lots of interest. More details including a 'Visiting Boaters' page and Boat Booking Form on our website at: 

    https://www.melkshamfoodandriverfestival.co.uk/


    Event type 4

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; 

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only


    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • Royal Windermere Yacht Club, Bowness

    Windermere Lay-up Rally 2019


    Details of the rally will be available from Summer 2019. For those who have come previously, we expect it to follow much the same pattern: Friday arrive and launch; Saturday steam in the North lake, Lay-up Supper in the evening; Sunday steam in the South lake - lunch at Fell Foot.


    Accommodation List


    Please contact us with any queries.


    Roger and Marguerite Calvert



    Event type 1 

    Key to event types

    1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

    2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

    In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; 

    3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

    4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

    5 - for information only



Past events

10 Nov 2018 Bolton Steam Museum
09 Nov 2018 Winter Social Weekend and Seminar
13 Oct 2018 Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, Wessex and Dart Branch
06 Oct 2018 Visit to Trinity Buoy Wharf
23 Sep 2018 Guided Visit Maritime Hartlepool
21 Sep 2018 Lay-up Rally and Supper
01 Sep 2018 Melksham Food & River Festival
29 Aug 2018 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
11 Aug 2018 Goytre Wharf Steam Weekend
08 Aug 2018 Daniel Adamson Boat trip - sadly cancelled
04 Aug 2018 Windermere Week 2018
04 Aug 2018 Thames Abingdon Rally
04 Aug 2018 Lake District Boat Club Parade
20 Jul 2018 Steamboats@Bristol Harbour Festival 2018
20 Jul 2018 Thames Traditional Boat Festival
13 Jul 2018 Puffing a'Wey
12 Jul 2018 Evesham River Festival
29 Jun 2018 Trent Private Meeting
23 Jun 2018 Steam on Rutland Water
22 Jun 2018 Calstock Steamboat Rally - River Tamar
01 Jun 2018 Beale Park Boat Show
16 May 2018 Bewl Water Rally
12 May 2018 Steam on the Dock
04 May 2018 President's Rally
24 Mar 2018 Annual General Meeting with Social Event 2018
15 Nov 2017 Filching Manor Motor Museum
03 Nov 2017 Winter Social Weekend and Seminar
21 Oct 2017 VIC56 Tour - Chatham Dockyard
21 Oct 2017 End-of-season cruise on Loch Kathrine
19 Oct 2017 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
22 Sep 2017 Windermere Lay-Up Rally and Supper
16 Sep 2017 A gathering of the (steamboat) clans - Loch Katrine
23 Aug 2017 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
06 Aug 2017 Windermere Week 2017
05 Aug 2017 Lake District Boat Club Parade
05 Aug 2017 The Lees, Abingdon
21 Jul 2017 Steamboats@Bristol Harbour Festival 2017
14 Jul 2017 Thames Traditional Boat Festival
07 Jul 2017 Evesham River Festival & Avon cruising
30 Jun 2017 Trent Private Meeting
24 Jun 2017 Rutland Water Rally
23 Jun 2017 Puffing a'Wey
11 Jun 2017 Stalham Steam Day
02 Jun 2017 Beale Park Boat Show
25 May 2017 Upper Thames Rally
25 May 2017 Katrina Steam Festival Weekend
12 May 2017 CANCELLED Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza
06 May 2017 Steam on the Dock
06 May 2017 Bewl Water Rally
16 Apr 2017 Opening Season Canal Cruise (Bluenose Rally)
18 Nov 2016 Autumn / Winter Social Weekend and Seminar
29 Oct 2016 End-of-season cruise on Loch Kathrine
13 Oct 2016 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
07 Oct 2016 Windermere Lay-Up Rally and Supper
01 Oct 2016 Mid Thames Illuminated Rally
16 Sep 2016 Model Engineer Exhibition
10 Sep 2016 Medway Queen Heritage Open Days Weekend
03 Sep 2016 Melksham Food & River Festival
25 Aug 2016 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
14 Aug 2016 CANCELLED. Scotland follow-on to Windermere Week Rally.
07 Aug 2016 Windermere Week 2016
30 Jul 2016 Loch Lomond Rally
22 Jul 2016 Puffing a'Wey
16 Jul 2016 Thames Traditional Boat Festival
15 Jul 2016 Steamboats@Bristol Harbour Festival 2016
02 Jul 2016 Beccles Charter Weekend
01 Jul 2016 Trent Private Meeting
25 Jun 2016 Loch Lomond Sailing Club
25 Jun 2016 Rutland Water Rally
25 Jun 2016 Joint Steam Days with Loch Ard Sailing Club
17 Jun 2016 Coventry Canal
12 Jun 2016 Steam Day
11 Jun 2016 Milford Haven Seafair Festival
10 Jun 2016 Steam passage to Broads Museum
04 Jun 2016 A steamy weekend with Captain Banjo
03 Jun 2016 Beale Park Boat Show
28 May 2016 Steam Festival
20 May 2016 Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza
12 May 2016 Waterbird Flight on Windermere
09 May 2016 Bewl Water Rally
25 Apr 2016 Mass Boiler Test
23 Apr 2016 Opening Season Canal Cruise
10 Apr 2016 Windermere pre-Season Lunch
02 Apr 2016 Scottish SBA Open Lunch Meeting
25 Mar 2016 Easter at Ellesmere Port
19 Mar 2016 Annual General Meeting with Social Event 2016
27 Feb 2016 Scottish SBA Open Lunch Meeting
30 Jan 2016 Scottish SBA Open Lunch Meeting
06 Nov 2015 Winter Weekend at Malvern
15 Oct 2015 Midland Model Engineering Exhibition
09 Oct 2015 Lay-Up Rally and Supper
17 Sep 2015 Hydro-Aeroplane on Windermere
28 Aug 2015 Alvecote Historic Boat Gathering
28 Aug 2015 Lower Thames Rally
26 Aug 2015 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
09 Aug 2015 Windermere Week 2015
29 Jul 2015 Coniston Regatta
18 Jul 2015 Thames Traditional Boat Rally
17 Jul 2015 Bristol Harbour Festival
17 Jul 2015 Puffing A-Wey
03 Jul 2015 Trent Rally
27 Jun 2015 Rutland Water Steam Event
27 Jun 2015 PS Kingswear Castle – Evening Picnic Cruise
27 Jun 2015 Stroudwater Canal Rally
26 Jun 2015 Cancelled River Dart Rally
19 Jun 2015 Coventry Canal Rally- CANCELLED
13 Jun 2015 Magna Carta Thames Pageant
12 Jun 2015 Upper Thames Rally
06 Jun 2015 Milford Haven Seafair - invitation to SBA members
05 Jun 2015 SBA Outboard Engine Competition - CANCELLED
05 Jun 2015 Beale Park Boat Show
24 May 2015 800 Years of Magna Carta
11 May 2015 Bewl Water Rally
21 Mar 2015 Annual General Meeting with Social Event 2015
01 Jan 2015 Membership Renewal
12 Dec 2014 Sandown Model Engineering Exhibition
29 Nov 2014 Winter Week End in Gt. Malvern
16 Oct 2014 Midland Model Engineering Exhibition
10 Oct 2014 Lay-Up Rally and Supper
21 Sep 2014 Thames Historic Steamboat Cruise
06 Sep 2014 Melksham River Festival
27 Aug 2014 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
22 Aug 2014 Newcastle Old Boat Gathering
10 Aug 2014 Windermere Week 2014
09 Aug 2014 Pembroke Dock
02 Aug 2014 River Avon
18 Jul 2014 Bristol Harbour Festival 2014
11 Jul 2014 Puffing a'Wey
05 Jul 2014 Trent Event
04 Jul 2014 Poole Harbour
21 Jun 2014 Coventry Rally
07 Jun 2014 Seafair Haven
06 Jun 2014 Beale Park Boat Show
06 Jun 2014 Steam Outboard Motor Competition
27 May 2014 Coniston regatta
12 May 2014 Bewl Water
10 May 2014 Fox & Hounds - Basingstoke Canal
09 May 2014 Manchester Rally 2014
01 May 2014 Mass Boiler Testing in Scotland
15 Mar 2014 Annual General Meeting with Social Event
29 Nov 2013 Winter Week End in Gt. Malvern
11 Oct 2013 Lay up Supper Week end 2013
01 Oct 2013 Membership Renewal
21 Sep 2013 Fox & Hounds - Basingstoke Canal
13 Sep 2013 Thames Rally 2013
06 Sep 2013 30th Jubilee Rally of the Swiss Steamboat Association
29 Aug 2013 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
22 Aug 2013 Scottish Lowland Canal Festival
17 Aug 2013 Pembroke River Rally
11 Aug 2013 Windermere Week 2013
26 Jul 2013 Bristol Harbour Festival 2013
12 Jul 2013 Puffing A-Wey
06 Jul 2013 Trent Event
30 Jun 2013 Steam Day
29 Jun 2013 Chesterfield Canal Festival
27 Jun 2013 Loch Lomond 2013 - CANCELLED
22 Jun 2013 Coventry Rally
21 Jun 2013 East of England Broads Rally
07 Jun 2013 Beale Park Boat Show
29 May 2013 Coniston regatta
01 May 2013 Mass Boiler Testing in Scotland
09 Mar 2013 Annual General Meeting with Social Event
01 Dec 2012 Membership Renewal
09 Nov 2012 Social Weekend 2012
17 Oct 2012 Midland Model Engineering Exhibition
06 Oct 2012 Soutwest Area Meeting
06 Oct 2012 Fox & Hounds - Basingstoke Canal
28 Sep 2012 Lay-Up Supper
08 Sep 2012 Thames Rally
30 Aug 2012 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
12 Aug 2012 Windermere Week 2012
11 Aug 2012 Milford Haven (Daugleddau Estuary) Rally 2012
04 Aug 2012 Comet Bicentenary
20 Jul 2012 Bristol Harbour
15 Jul 2012 On the River Wey in Guildford - with music!
14 Jul 2012 Poole Harbour
07 Jul 2012 Pool Quay Canal Festival, Welshpool
06 Jul 2012 River Severn & Birmingham Canal
06 Jul 2012 Trent Event
06 Jul 2012 Steam the Falkirk Wheel
30 Jun 2012 Canal Festival on the Chesterfield Canal
16 Jun 2012 Brecon & Abergavenny Canal
15 Jun 2012 Coventry Canal
10 Jun 2012 Coniston Cruise
09 Jun 2012 Loch Lomond 2012
08 Jun 2012 Beale Park Boat Show
05 Jun 2012 River Yarm
03 Jun 2012 River Thames Royal Pageant
02 Jun 2012 Stroudwater Canal
25 May 2012 ABV GB Event
25 May 2012 Oostende vor Anker
19 May 2012 Moira Canal Festival
16 Mar 2012 Annual General Meeting with Social Event
01 Jan 2012 Membership Renewal

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