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Windermere Week 2016

  • 07 Aug 2016
  • 16:00
  • 12 Aug 2016
  • 16:00
  • Broad Leys, Windermere, Cumbria UK


  • There is a Rally Fee and a charge for evening meals.

Registration is closed
Windermere Week 2016

Sunday 7th August to Friday 12th August
at the WMBRC Windermere

The SBA Windermere Week Rally will be held once again at the Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club at Broad Leys, Ghyll Head, Windermere LA23 3LJ.  Slipways, berths and trailer parking are available at the Club, as are a bar, rally meals and overnight accommodation.  

It is a privileged to be able to use the WMBRC as our rally base.   The Club is available exclusively to SBA members during our rally week; it is a private Club for which we pay day-membership fees.   An implied condition of using the WMBRC is that we support the Manager with our meal and bar purchases.  In the past years evenings in the Club have been amongst the high points of the Rally.  So please do join in the evening meals offered in the programme. 

Other meals and activities will be on an individual pay-as-you-go basis.

The Club Manager will provide a wide selection of sandwiches and picnic items (special requests can be pre-ordered) in the jetty kitchen on a cash basis.  So give your wife / partner / crew a break this time and let the Club Manager do your on-board and evening catering.

Bedroom accommodation is available in the Club House.  Prices are between £120 to £150 B&B for two per night, discounted if you stay all nights.  Book directly with the Manager (on 01539 443 284 or email   If you stay at Broad Leys, the day-membership fees do not apply to you.  Contact me if you need a list of hotels/accommodation around Windermere.

Boats using Windermere must be registered with the LDNP Authority; you can do this at the office at Ferry Nab where there is a public slipway.  The telephone number is 01539 442 753.  Boats up to 27’ can be launched at Broad Leys.   Boat owners must make the standard SBA-declaration concerning boiler certification and boat insurance.

There will be a bulk order of Welsh steam coal from Frank Burston  (20Kg bags, in sizes: 22-45mm nuts or 44-64mm nuts).   Coal will be supplied at Burston’s rates, plus transport and a small handling charge to cover administration.

Prices are as last year.

Event type 1 / DS

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; these events count towards the SBAS boiler test Discount Scheme.

3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

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

5 - for information only

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