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

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 - 12:30
    • Henley Rowing and River Museum

    (Rescheduled from September)


    By courtesy of The Consuta Trust 

    with Lottery Funding


    A talk entitled


    The Upper Thames Patrol

    with Bill King

    A description of the formation of the waterborne

    Home Guard of the River

    with emphasis on the Thames 

    between 

    Maidenhead and Lechlade,

    and the structures and the artefacts that can still be seen


    Wednesday 13th November at 1130am to 1230pm

    Cost £7.00 per person

    Booking through the Museum

    01491 415600 or online form here

    https://www.rrm.co.uk/whats-on/the-upper-thames-patrol/


    Henley Rowing and River Museum 

    Mill Meadows

    Henley on Thames 

    Oxon

    RG9 1BF





    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • Maidenhill School, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2HA





    49th Steamboat Association of Great Britain AGM

    Maidenhill School, Stonehouse, GL10 2HA

    09:30 Saturday 7th March 2020


    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 - like FREE Tea/Coffee and biscuits all day!


    We will, of course, have the ever-popular Junk Sale, er, I mean Auction (with Andy Hopper as Auctioneer) 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.


    I am working on a 'deal' with the Stonehouse Court Hotel for accomodation and will update here when available. There is a Travelogde near the motorway junction (M5 J13) offering rooms from around £31 (as at October 2019) - get in quick if you want a good deal! 


    It is my intention to have a ‘Chairman’s Dinner’, also at the Stonehouse Court Hotel on Saturday evening (£XX.xx for three courses) but this will depend on how many are staying over on Saturday.



    Hope to see you there, Kevin Slater CEng - Chairman





    • 16 May 2020
    • 17 May 2020
    • Moira Furnace Museum, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT

    Members and Steamboats are warmly invited to

    Moira Canal Festival 

    Moira Furnace Museum

    Furnace Lane

    Moira 

    DE12 6AT


    http://www.moiracanalfestival.com/


    DETAILS TO FOLLOW 


    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


    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 14 Jun 2020
    • Calstock, Cornwall
    Register



    Calstock Steam Boat Rally 

    12th - 14th June 2020




    Following the success of our 2019 rally the Tamar Crew are inviting you to join our 2020 event which will be held on the weekend of the 13th and 14th June with boats arriving on Friday 12th June 


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


    June 2019 saw our second rally and it proved to be such a success with 12 steamboats attending.


    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







    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • River Wey Guildford England
    Register



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


    PUFFING-A-WEY 2020  


    (PROGRAMME DETAILS TO FOLLOW)


    Anyone interested in steam boats plus of course SBA members, with or without their boats, are invited to this special National Trust weekend where we gather to support the National Trust who do a tremendous job in looking after the Wey Navigation.


    Date: SBA Rally Friday 26th June to Sunday 28 June 2020


    Also, from Thursday 25th June to Monday 29th June the National Trust reserve the quay for steam boaters at Dapdune Wharf.


    The National Trust make us so welcome and waive the normal navigation licence fee and site fee for boats attending over the weekend.

    PS SBA members who are also National Trust members please “book in’ each day with your National Trust card so the navigation can benefit from funding allocated by site attendance.

     

    Coordinator Ian Bucknall 01372 454266

    or email bucknall336@btinternet.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


    • 09 Jul 2020
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • Sankey Marina
    Register

    Hoping for 3 Days of Steaming this year


    Friday steam up stream


    Saturday the River Festival in Evesham 

    Be on show and Parade

    Illuminated Boat Parade and Spectacular Fireworks Saturday Night


    Sunday steam downstream


    Plenty of pubs and a warm welcome from Doug and those at The marina 


    Organiser 

    Felicity Palmer

    01494 712160

    Felicity_palmer@hotmail.com

    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • Bristol Floating Harbour
    Register

     

    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 


    Any queries, please contact me on 01275 331074 or Mobile: 0790 528 6711 or via email Kevin@ManorFarmEngineering.co.UK
    or snail mail: Manor Farm, Scot Lane, Chew Stoke, BS40 8UW.

     

    We look forward to seeing you all.

    Kevin & Gillie Slater

     

     

    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


    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 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/




    Event type 5 at this stage. 

    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


    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • Windermere Jetty (formerly Steamboat Museum)
    Register

    Next year’s rally promises to be something special, as the new Windermere Jetty (formerly Steamboat Museum) have kindly offered to host the event. Launching and mooring will be free of charge and their excellent cafe conveniently overlooks the jetties. There will be some access restrictions to fit in with the Jetty’s opening times etc, but the organisers are arranging with the staff to make these as user-friendly as possible. All will become clear when the programme details are announced, hopefully early in March.


    The itinerary will of course include steaming to all the favourite spots such as Wray Castle, Fell Foot and Newby Bridge, and the all-important Dress Day. We’re hoping for a really go turnout to show our appreciation to our hosts.


    For those not wishing to spend a full week afloat there will be some off-lake activities. Many will be delighted that we’ve been invited to return to Millerbeck, the miniature railway near Fell Foot, and we are planning to visit Old Hall Farm, where you can see restoration of all kinds of heritage machinery, including steamboats. Keen walkers come prepared,- you’ll get plenty of opportunity!


    Notice the Friday start date (instead of the usual Sunday). This is to give a  long weekend option for those not wishing to stay the full week. Further information with booking forms will appear in March, but you can register now so that you get all the news ASAP.


    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 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      

Past events

25 Oct 2019 CANCELLED WINTER SOCIAL WEEKEND
24 Oct 2019 Talk
17 Oct 2019 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
11 Oct 2019 Windermere Lay-up Rally
25 Sep 2019 CANCELLED Talk
21 Sep 2019 Autumn Social with Steam
18 Sep 2019 s’TEA’m Party
31 Aug 2019 Melksham Food & River Festival
28 Aug 2019 Dartmouth Royal Regatta
04 Aug 2019 Windermere Week 2019
26 Jul 2019 Calstock Steamboat Rally - River Tamar
19 Jul 2019 Thames Traditional Boat Festival
19 Jul 2019 Steamboats@Bristol Harbour Festival 2019
12 Jul 2019 Evesham River Festival
07 Jul 2019 River Tees - Stockton to Yarm 10th Anniversary Cruise
05 Jul 2019 Trent Private Meeting
29 Jun 2019 Steam on Rutland Water
28 Jun 2019 Puffing-a-Wey
16 Jun 2019 Roger Mallinson's Windermere Invitational
02 Jun 2019 Thames Steamboat Sunday
31 May 2019 Thames Rally LECHLADE
24 May 2019 Forth and Clyde Canal Carnival
22 May 2019 Illustrated Talk
18 May 2019 Moira Canal Festival
11 May 2019 Trevithicks Industrial Dartford Celebration
25 Apr 2019 Talk
21 Apr 2019 Chatham Docks Festival of Steam and Transport
18 Apr 2019 Greenwich Maritime Museum
13 Apr 2019 Spring Social - West London Lunch
07 Apr 2019 Start-of-Season Windermere Lunch
28 Mar 2019 Talk
23 Mar 2019 Windermere Jetty Opening
14 Mar 2019 Lunchtime Social
02 Mar 2019 Annual General Meeting 2019
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 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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