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  • 28 Nov 2021 14:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year the Marsh Group Volunteer Award has been awarded to two winners both connected to steamboats. They are the Daniel Adams Preservation Society of Liverpool and the Volunteers and trustees of the Steamship Shieldhall Charity of Southhampton.

    The Shipshape Volunteer Award was awarded to the Ship Engineers of the Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society and 

    the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Chris Heyes of the Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society for 50yrs of committed volunteering.

    Congratulations to everyone and especially to Chris.


  • 15 Nov 2021 16:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you fancy a week of volunteering beside a picturesque loch working on one of the most iconic steam vessels still in service? 

    SBA Member Adrian Greco has been speaking to the General Manager of the SWS management company and has a suggestion to Members of the SBA if they would like to lend a hand.

    In the News & and Events tab, visible when you are logged-in, you will find a link to an extensive description of the plan.  You can contact Adrian directly to find out more - you can email him or find his phone number in the members' register (log in and look in the directory of members on the Members' page).

  • 27 Oct 2021 14:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Preliminary notice: The dates for the 2022 Windermere Rally have been brought forward and are now Sunday 26th June to Friday 1st July 2022. It is also returning to its original base, the Windermere Motor Boat and Racing Club.

    Please could you register your interest by visiting the Event's page and clicking the registration button or by emailing Malcolm Proud direct.

    Also please note this is a registration of interest and registration proper for the event will have to be completed at a later date.

  • 05 Oct 2021 08:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members with deep pockets need to look at Berrybrooksteam.co.uk

  • 02 Oct 2021 14:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As you should know we have set up a WhatsApp group for SBA members, and we have 20-some members signed up. You can sign up for the group via the links on the home page... however...

    I (as the group admin) am having trouble adding some applicants, and there are (I think) two reasons for this:

    1: you have to have installed the WhatsApp app on your mobile phone before I can add you to the group (i.e. before you apply), and that phone number is the one you need to add in your profile as "mobile phone".

    2: you have to give the app all the permissions it asks for on your phone, in order for me to add you.... missing permissions means no entry - sorry these are WhatsApp's rules...

    So, if you have applied and have not been added, please check the above two items, as without these being done there is nothing I can do - sorry.

    PS - the processing at this end is VERY "manualmatic" (circa 10 minutes each!!!), so please apply slooowwwlllyyy..... :-)

  • 16 Sep 2021 23:00 | Anonymous member

    A new Steamboat Rally will be held at Mylor Yacht Harbour River Fal  CORNWALL  .10th to 13th June   2022  with options to extend your stay if desired   ,For more information  contact  

    Alan Davis  alan.verona0251@gmail.com

  • 30 Aug 2021 15:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is now an SBA WhatsApp Group.  To find out more and to join if you wish, members can follow this link.

  • 20 Aug 2021 19:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    s'TEA’m Party 2021


    Windermere Jetty Museum

    Saturday 11th September 2021

    Let’s make this again an afternoon to remember with as many boats as possible joining SL Shamrock and other boats at Windermere Jetty Museum for Afternoon Tea served from Shamrock followed by steaming with Osprey around Bowness Bay and Belle Isle on her final steam of the day.

    Full details on Events Page.


  • 27 Jul 2021 16:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The damage to Shamrock has now been repaired, with two new cabin windows and woodwork repairs. The opportunity was also taken to replace a cracked pane in the engine skylight.

  • 12 Jul 2021 19:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shamrock has sustained minor damage after a collision involving an anchor jutting out over the side of a moored boat.

    The damage consists of two broken cabin windows and some shallow scrapes on the surrounding woodwork.

    Repairs are in hand: templates for the glass have been made and suitable wood found for the other parts. We expect to have her fully operational in time for the 50th Anniversary Rally.

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